Jones Building Group are recruiting for a Trainee Estimator to join our team to work between our Yeovil and Exeter office, who estimate public and private sector projects from values of 1k up to 2M across the south and southwest. 

This would be an excellent opportunity for a College/University graduate leaver looking to start their career in the Construction Industry. Industry knowledge is not a necessity as all training will be provided.

In return the Group offer the following benefits, along with an extremely competitive package.   

  • Pension Scheme
  • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual Christmas Shutdown
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalised support programmes


  • Attending sites to estimate
  • Review tender documents and drawings, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentation.
  • Responsible for calculating the costs of a project before work commences, covering everything from materials, labour, equipment hire, transport costs and everything in between.

As well as:

  • Liaising with retail clients
  • Liaising with tenants for our housing association contracts
  • Processing orders for materials

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone with Influencing and negotiation skills with the supply chain and/or external clients to ensure the business maximises profit
  • Excellent level of numeracy and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient on MS Office including Excel
  • Good team player
  • Uses initiative, can solve problems independently
  • Demonstrates good judgement in decision making
  • Good organisational and time management skills

To apply submit your CV to

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