Full time/Permanent
Alva, Clackmannanshire, near Stirling (Office based with some travel)

OTE £42k

Role Summary

Speck & Burke is a specialist laboratory gas systems installer. With continued expansion of our business throughout the UK, we are looking to grow our team. We have a vacancy for an estimator/designer looking for a challenging new career opportunity. We are looking for a professional and driven individual to work alongside our current team. We deliver pre-designed and design and build projects across a wide range of sectors. We offer ongoing training and progression as well as the opportunity to work for a rapidly growing company within a busy and varied working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpret customer requirements from site surveys, specifications, drawings and related documents to identify product and labour requirements for each project.
  • Preparing bill of quantities and quotations.
  • Take responsibility for the tender/quotation process from initial contact to submission.
  • Attend pre contract site meetings with designer/client/subcontractors
  • Review contract documentation
  • Utilise existing practical & theoretical knowledge to consider the impact of various types of building & installation requirements.
  • Produce the final client facing documentation detailing job specific technical & commercial information.
  • Control & manage your enquiry workload in keeping with deadlines.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for compressed gases.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in an estimating/design capacity preferably within an engineering environment
  • Formal qualification in either engineering/design (HND or above)
  • Ability to interpret engineering and construction drawings
  • Methodical attitude with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Competent use of Microsoft Office Programmes (proficient use of Excel).
  • CAD experience would be an advantage
  • Current UK driving license


Behavioural Competencies

  • Consistently deliver the highest standard of work with a desire to continuously develop and improve.
  • Demonstrate passion and pride in your work.
  • Dedicated to meeting/exceeding client expectations and requirements.
  • Focussed and driven to achieve successful outcomes on every project.
  • Effective planner who organises themselves to achieve maximum efficiency and output.
  • Approachable team player who is able to communicate at different levels, in a variety of situations and who can clearly communicate ideas, plans and priorities to others.
  • Ability to solve problems, present solutions and make decisions, sometimes under pressure, whilst maintaining high standards.  
  • Desire to improve, demonstrated by actively pursuing your own personal development.

Personal Qualities

  • Methodical forward thinker and planner
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexible in approach to deadlines
  • Highly motivated, good work ethic and enthusiasm
  • Confident and articulate with an attention to detail
  • Able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people
  • Able to perform under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Quick thinker and adaptable to different situations
  • Approachable and good interpersonal skills
  • Creative mind - thinks about the best way to provide information in a clear and concise manner
  • Takes full accountability for performance and professional development


  • A competitive salary and bonus
  • Company car
  • 34 days annual leave (including 9 statutory)
  • Private healthcare
  • Mobile, iPad


If you would like to apply for this position, please email a covering letter and you CV to Sarah Anderson sarah@speckandburke.co.uk.