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Job Vacancy – Projects & Estimating Assistant

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Rap Interiors

Projects & Estimating Assistant
Salary: commensurate with experience.
Hours: full-time
Contract: permanentWant to work for a fit out company with a difference?
Would you like to join a dynamic team (which includes a dog!) driven by a commitment to creating amazing transformations of workspace in the commercial sector?
Rap Interiors is a successful design and fit out contractor that delivers refurbishment projects throughout London and the South East. This role is based at Rap’s head office in Maidstone, Kent.
We are searching for the right candidate to join our company to provide estimating and project management support.The Job Role
The Job Role
We are looking for the right person who can multitask with a good memory, attention to detail and deadline orientated. We all rely on each other here to work in an organised fashion so this skill is imperative for the successful candidate. Excellent communication is key to this companyAs Project Manager you will take full operational & commercial ownership of the project, involved heavily in the procurement of materials, subbys, programming, initial site set up and cost management of the job. Once the project is underway you would be totally responsible for the day to day management of the on site team on multi projects at once. Working as part of the team with the Surveying/Estimating team and our design dept good communications throughout will be essential.You will also be supporting our Estimating department in carrying out site surveys of projects, building up specification sheets, sending out sub-contractor packages and creating quotations. Knowledge of products and materials used on site would be beneficial and an understanding of the Construction industry will make your integration easier.
Knowledge of JCT and Design and Build contracts would be beneficial but not essential as training and personal development is encouraged within Rap.
Our concept is to look after our clients all the way, making sure we have great relationships developing all the time.
This is a family business and we have a lot of fun stuff going on as well as outside the company. We celebrate successes and encourage personal development within the company.
It would be great if the applicant lived within 20 miles of Kent HQ office so travelling to and from the office doesn’t cause a problem long term.Essential Skills:
Must have strong analytical and mathematical skills
Should have a good eye for details
Good Memory – don’t have to be told things twice
Multi tasker
Should be comfortable with reading and understanding drawings produced on CAD
Must have good communication and interpersonal qualities
Must be able to work as a team and foster confidence in all
Organisational skills, time keeping, paperwork, cost management, understanding of onsite build queries
Good relationship building with clients, suppliers, contractors and the Rap team
Commitment to completing snags and finishing well.
Able to hit the ground running!Knowledge in Microsoft Project would be beneficial
Must be comfortable with basic computer applications, spreadsheets.
Previous construction experience preferred, or same role in another industryWe do expect all our applicants to be:
Willing to learn
Team orientated
Good communicators & sociable
Training can be provided in areas the right candidate might not feel so confident in.
Please state if you already have accreditations in:
Asbestos Awareness
First Aid
Drivers Licence
What You Can ExpectRap Interiors offer a company van, pension scheme, 20 days holiday plus bank hols, (birthday off day), salary negotiable – please enquire.
Hours of working can sometimes need flexibility as sometimes working on weekends is needed.
We do have an office dog, so please bear this in mind, as not everyone likes working with animals.
What To Do Next
Please send your CV and a covering letter stating what you can bring to the table and why you would be a great candidate to consider joining our tight knit company to emily@rapinteriors.co.uk or martyn@rapinteriors.co.uk
Rap Interiors is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
We are seeking someone to start immediately and this vacancy closes end Sept 2018