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Working for Optima offers an exclusive opportunity to develop a career with an internationally recognised partitioning specialist.

We have achieved our market leading position thanks to the skills, talent and dedication of our team members; 33% of whom have been with us for more than 10 years. Being an innovation company, we are continually looking for dedicated, self-motivated people to join us as we strive to deliver the highest quality products and services to some of the world’s leading businesses.

We are proud to provide a non-discriminatory and equal opportunity work environment; one within an open, friendly and supportive culture. In addition to the competitive benefits package that we offer, a variety of training courses are available at all levels, to further encourage you to develop whilst in your role and help you to nurture your skillsets and achieve your own personal goals.

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Trainee Estimator

  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Salary: £20,000 p/a

Optima Contracting Ltd are award winning and serve the construction industry by providing commercial workspace solutions through innovative design and superior installations of drywall, glazed and solid office partitioning.

An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a Trainee Estimator to join us in High Wycombe within our Special Works interior fit-outs and refurbishments department.

The role

A great opportunity to learn the role of a sub-contractor estimator which involves building costs up from first principles, through to a full sales price.

Within the role you will receive enquiries allocated by the Estimating Manager and send out enquiries for materials and sub-contract items. You will also receive and evaluate prices for materials and sub-contractors and build up the price using either the estimating system or an Excel spreadsheet.

Your responsibilities 

Your responsibilities will also include liaising with sales to ensure that any tender presentation is requested in adequate time and attending sales meetings as required and follow up any priced projects as discussed in those sales meetings to either an order or a lost job.

As well as calculating any preliminary costs using the Excel prelim spreadsheet you will then present the price to the Estimating Manager for adjudication and finalise any changes made and submit the price.


In order to be successful, you should have GCSE’s in Mathematics and English at a grade C or above.

The ideal candidate should have experience in the following roles or industries: Estimator, Construction, Commercial Bid Manager, Electrical Estimator, Estimating, Surveyor, Procurement, Surveyor, Telecoms, Unified Communications, Tender, Project Manager, Partition Walling, Architectural Glass, Joiner, Carpentry, Carpenter, Builder.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

You must live within 1 hour commuting distance to High Wycombe, Head Office.

To apply

Please email a copy of your CV along with a covering email to

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