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Trainee Mechanical Estimator

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Job ID: 2023_HF ME_001/A

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate to join the HF family in a full-time permanent role based in Glasgow leading to Mechanical Estimator position upon completion of training (normal timescale 18-24months) this is a role that promises unique challenges, a varied workload and great career progression opportunities within the company.

We are currently looking to recruit a Trainee Mechanical Estimator to join our Mechanical division.

Salary negotiable upon experience.

Hours of work Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 16:45, Friday 08:30 – 16:00

The Position

This role has been devised with a plumber or pipefitter in mind who has a good knowledge of the HVAC Heating Air-Conditioning and is looking for their next career move. Your role within the business involves preparing Mechanical estimates and detailed tender submissions for projects in value from £10k to £5m.

The Role

As a trainee estimator you will learn how to review the suitability / feasibility of the tender / estimate enquiry; preparation and issuing of sub-contract packages for:

• Tender preparation and submission
• Material / labour take-off
• Sub-contract compliance analysis
• Tender reviews with Directors
• Preparation of the tender submission / supporting case study information applicable and suitable from a commercial perspective

You will be trained in the process of estimating and preparing details cost plans and budgetary quotations and ensure that you assist the project team with estimating and measuring variations, sub-contract compliance issues, client/sub-contract negotiation and ensuring that the design is suitable from a commercial perspective.

You may be asked to attend mid/post tender interviews and pre-start meetings for each project and design team and attend meetings (if required) to represent / protect the business commercially. You will have good contractual awareness and be commercially astute

What you need

• Good Microsoft office skills – to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Ability to take ownership of their duties and a willingness to grow and learn within the team and the Company
• Good commercial awareness and attention to detail
• Demonstrate a good ability to work in a fast-paced environment


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Working for HF Group

The HF Group is a family run collection of companies and services with branches across the UK. Our family culture stretches back over three centuries in business yet it means much more than dates and numbers. It’s quite literally, the core of our business. We consider all of our employees as part of the family and invaluable assets to our ongoing success. We continually invest in training, refresher courses and development for our team that allows everyone in the HF family to share in a thriving and mutually supportive working environment.

The benefit to us? Excellent staff retention and length of service rates. And to our clients? The reassurance of the best possible service, throughout every aspect of their communications with us.

Working across a variety of business sectors in exciting, ground-breaking projects, we make sure that new members who join the HF family join us with a clearly defined development path that is supported by regular reviews, training and ongoing support from our senior level management team.

Benefits/Additional Perks

  • Private Medical Cover
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Perkbox Subscriptions

No Agencies please

To apply for this role or for to be considered for further roles at HF Group, please contact:

HR Manager
HF Group
100 Albert Drive
G41 2SJ
enclosing your CV and current salary
or e-mail: personnel@hf-group.co.uk
(Online application forms available upon request)

HF is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company’s receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a job vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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