Project Manager/ Estimator (Renewable Energy Installations)
Posted on Feb 14, 2021 by JP Westall
Northumberland, United Kingdom
£30k - £40k Annual
Project Manager/Estimator (Renewable Energy Installations)
J P Westall Limited is a Hexham-based plumbing & heating business which has developed an excellent reputation for the quality of its work and customer service over the past 80 years.
The business was acquired in 2015 by the Northumbrian Property Services Group and is now looking towards the future with exciting plans to develop the business as part of the wider group.
We need to recruit an additional estimator/project manager to help price and manage new projects - with a particular focus on renewable technologies. Our work varies greatly - covering all aspects of plumbing and heating work in properties which include residential, country houses, commercial, schools, etc.
The work is very varied and would be ideally suited to someone with some previous experience of working 'on the tools', as experience is much more important than qualifications - and of course we'd love you to bring your own existing contacts to help grow the business. Experience of estimating, winning, and managing projects of up to £100K in value would be a distinct advantage - but a positive attitude, good team spirit, and a commitment to excellent customer service is essential, as is relevant experience within our market. You'll also need to be flexible in both attitude and working hours.
Westalls works within a geography stretching from Carlisle to Newcastle and Berwick down to Durham - but much of our work comes from Hexham and the Tyne Valley.
A typical day will start at 7.30am to provide an opportunity to brief the site team about the day's projects before they are despatched to site at 8am. Evening work is rare - you may occasionally put in some extra hours to meet a tender deadline or visit a client who is unavailable during normal working hours but this is the exception rather than the rule.
We operate a rota for handling out of hours emergency calls - you will join two others on this rota. We don't receive many out of hours enquiries, but we do need to respond to emergencies when they occur - sometimes this means visiting a site yourself or contacting one of our engineers to get them to site. During periods when we expect to receive a higher volume of out of hours callouts we have engineers on standby who deal with such calls.
You will be working as part of a small and close-knit office team, with a site team who are widely experienced and many of whom have been with the business since leaving school. The ethos of high-quality work and customer care extends throughout the company - our site staff take a real pride in their work.
We have a large and loyal customer base providing a constant flow of new enquiries, and are regularly recommended to new customers, so you can expect to be kept very busy!
Westalls is a company with a great team ethos and a 'can-do' attitude to provide our customers with the best possible customer service. In order to a achieve this we are all flexible and prepared to wear a number of hats - we need someone prepared to muck in and help with whatever is required to get the job done.
Opportunities for future career progression exist within the business and the wider group - with significant growth planned in the coming years.
The role is based in our offices on Burn Lane, Hexham and it is likely that you will spend around half of your time in the office and half visiting potential clients to survey for new projects or visiting live sites to manage current projects.
As well as a salary package of between £30-40K (negotiable depending on experience), we will provide a car (or car allowance) and mobile phone. We also operate a contributory pension scheme for all employees, and a bonus scheme to reward above-target performance.
If you are interested in this opportunity then please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to - - or if you would prefer an informal chat first then call and ask for Steve Wigham.