Rihoy & Son is one of Guernsey’s largest and longest-established building contractors. We employ more than 200 staff and are involved in all types of projects, from small contracts to many of the island’s most prestigious developments.

When you join our team you’ll benefit from job stability, career progression, a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to gain experience on a wide variety of projects.

We are looking for an Estimator to join our busy team.

The Position

Working at pre-construction stage, in the preparation of tenders.

The role will involve preparing accurate cost plans and detailed tenders. Working with the Chief Estimator, this role involves all estimating functions, from receipt of tender, to tender submission, including post-tender negotiations.

Maintaining good relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors is essential, as well as forming good relationships with clients and their agents, and understanding their needs. You will be office based, with occasional site visits.

You will also be involved in internal and external workshops designed to improve knowledge and skills and aid career development.

Excellent opportunities for career progression.


  • Reviewing tender documents on receipt, and preparing a Project Information Schedule
  • Exploring alternatives to tender designs
  • Identifying suitable sub-contractors and suppliers, and sending them tender enquiry information
  • Identifying the internal bid team where project management input is required
  • Taking off quantities and preparing schedules of work and bills of quantities
  • Setting up the tender analysis and building up rates
  • Preparing tender for submission

It should be noted that the above list of duties and responsibilities is not necessarily a complete statement of the duties of the post. It is intended to give an overall view of the position and should be taken as guidance only. The jobholder will be expected to carry out any other reasonable tasks as requested.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 5+ years relevant experience in quantity surveying and/or estimating
  • Experience in taking off quantities and the preparation of Schedules of Works and Bills of Quantities
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling software (training can be given if required)
  • Knowledge of JCT and NEC contracts
  • Knowledge of building and construction techniques
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A methodical approach to work
  • Commercial awareness
  • Teamworking, negotiation and relationship-building and influencing skills
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality

Further details

Location - Head Office
Reports to - Chief Estimator
Hours - Full time
Contract - Permanent

If you are interested in working for Rihoy & Son, please contact Marcus Gudgeon, sending your CV with a covering letter.

Apply today