We’re continually growing. And so is our team.

Checkmate is a progressive and dynamic passive fire protection business, that cares about people. We believe that great people build great businesses, and we are always looking for best talent to join our team.

Commitment to our people

We are totally committed to continuing to make this company a great place to work. By supporting our people and giving them the best opportunity to fulfil their potential, we create a culture of professional excellence which is mutually benefit for all of our stakeholders.

The Checkmate Way

It's about the way we do business. Designed by our people for our people, to help us do what we do best; protecting people and saving lives.

We offer career progression, continuous professional development, fantastic benefits and a great working environment.

Take a look through our current vacancies, we would love to hear from you.


Closing Date: 30th June 2021

Location: Harlow and Home-based

Why your job is important to us:

Doing your job brilliantly means using your energy, knowledge, enthusiasm and most importantly your commercial expertise to price and win profitable works.

From your first day, you will have the help and support of your line manager. He/she will also support your development as you settle into the business and will be your go-to person if you need advice or support in your role.

You will also report to our Head of Estimating / Chief Development Manager who will support you on a day-to-day level. You will also work very closely with the Operations Managers (Business Unit Leaders) who will provide operational assistance to support your pricing

The most important part of your role is pricing and help win profitable contracts

What you will be doing:

What you do and how you do it will be supported through the Checkmate Way manual and tasks will include;

✓ Pricing all new enquiries allocated to you and providing support on larger bid reviews

✓ Liaising with clients to understand the scope

✓ Site visits and pre-contract meetings as required

✓ Liaising with operational staff to understand the costs associated with delivering the project

✓ Providing the operational teams with clear scope and budget parameters to assist with the profitable delivery of contracts

✓ Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure competitive pricing

✓ Liaising with clients to resolve quotation queries

✓ Developing a menu of prices for an ‘automated’ response to small work pricing

What you’ll have:

✓ Pricing of passive fire and fire door works desirable but not essential

✓ Pricing of construction works and construction pricing models

✓ Microsoft office proficiency

✓ Estimating qualificantions or equivalent to HND standard

✓ Friendly and client-facing

✓ Strong numeric and literacy skills

✓ Team player

What you’ll get in return:

✓ Competitive salary

✓ 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

✓ 5% employer pension contribution

✓ Death in service benefit (4 x salary)

✓ Training and development opportunities

✓ Flexible, family-friendly working environment

This is a full-time role based in our Harlow office 3 days per week and home-based 2 days per week.

Knowledge of pricing of passive fire and fire door works is desirable but not essential.

Sound good? If you think you would be a good fit for this role then we would love to hear from you.

Any questions? Just ask away!

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