Technical Estimator - Basildon

Location: Basildon

East of England

Salary: Competitive + Bonus

Reference #: 128249

About Wolseley

Wolseley UK is an operating subsidiary of Ferguson plc, a FTSE 100 company, and the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. The UK business is organised into trading brands, serving distinct customer groups. The brands are market leaders with outstanding reputations for supplying professionals in the construction market.

Wolseley UK also invests heavily in people through a company-wide training structure focused on developing core skills, and offers an award-winning pension and rewards package.

The Role:

We are looking for a Technical Estimator to provide our customers, both internal and external, with technical & sales support on Commercial and Domestic products. Whilst providing  support for quotations of goods sold within Wolseley’s product portfolio and working within a team that provides internal support of our external sales force and branch network. You would work closely with customers and the sales team on projects to provide an accurate and most competitive proposal in conjunction with VAS and preferred supplier base.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide quotation/tenders and technical support to regional/nominated key accounts
  • Consult with other specialisms to ensure excellent customer service levels are maintained in line with Operation Service Excellence
  • Liaise with support functions within Wolseley to achieve excellent customer service levels to our customers – ie quality of quotes/tenders and orders
  • Work within the Projects Office to provide technical and sales support to allocated key accounts and branches
  • Negotiate project support/special pricing where required


As well as providing competitive salaries, we offer an impressive range of benefits including:

  • Paid holiday entitlement of 23 days rising to 25 days after two years’ service
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Flexible life and health benefits
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Childcare voucher Scheme
  • Excellent staff discounts and voluntary benefits including gym membership and retail discounts


  • Experience working within projects office environment
  • Project tracking experience – via media sources eg ABI
  • Working knowledge of Luckins or relative engineering supply solutions
  • Knowledge of the role of merchant within Mechanical Industry
  • Experience with BIS BIM strategy/technology

The closing date for this role is 02/02/18

Wolseley UK are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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