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Sales Estimator / QS

We are a family run business established in 1986, currently with a team of 20 employees. We manufacture and install very high-end specialist glass, with accompanying fixings, frameworks, etc, for private residential and 5* hotels, working primarily for interior designers and architects across high-end sectors, throughout the UK and abroad.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have formal training in estimation and/or a proven track record in a previous role. They must be a good communicator, working in a small Sales and Marketing team and with suppliers and customers. They will be self-motivated and driven to achieve goals set by management and the high standards expected of the Company – displaying a professional work ethic; being calm and focused.

Key responsibilities for the Estimator role:

  • With use of Excel, calculating costs of design, production and installation + other logistics, required to deliver to client brief for potential new orders but also variation orders for existing WIP
  • Submitting formal quotations prepared on Access
  • Record keeping – electronically and paper based
  • Managing the sales pipeline at stage of estimation or quotation on CRM software
  • Updating the current supplier price lists and building a database of current internal costs

Key experience/skills required for the Estimator role:

  • Ideally, an understanding of manufacturing or construction estimation
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read technical construction drawings
  • Able to work alone and know when to refer back to management if unsure
  • Excellent time keeping skills – working to deadlines
  • Competent IT skills with Microsoft Office suite of products and CAD software

Support and training will be provided.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £22,000.00 p/a

Experience:

  • Estimating: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • A-Level or equivalent (Preferred)

Reference ID: Estimator

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £22,000.00 per year


INSTALLATIONS MANAGER

LOCATION: Hambleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

SALARY & BENEFITS: £30,000 p/a + pension + company vehicle

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (1pm finish most Fridays)

We are a family run business established in 1986, currently with a team of 20 employees. We manufacture and install very high-end specialist glass, with accompanying fixings, frameworks, etc, for private residential and 5* hotels, working primarily for interior designers and architects across high-end sectors, throughout the UK and abroad.

KEY SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Working within a highly skilled and motivated team to deliver a wide range of interesting and challenging bespoke glass design projects in the UK and abroad

• Conducting site surveys for glass manufacturing sizes, checking site access and logistics, feeding information back to our project manager and CAD technician.

• Working with site project managers to achieve successful installations.

• Close attention to detail.

• Providing joinery skills at the studios for jigs, crates and other wooden structures required for projects – assisting in the studio in manufacturing when not on site or making preparations.

• Typically installations will comprise of doors, screens, wall cladding so a knowledge of glass fittings and fixtures, metalwork and joinery is preferable.

• This job will suit somebody with good leadership skills and a background in bespoke glazing, or other handcrafted installations.

ESSENTIAL TO THE ROLE:

• Full UK driving licence

• Formal training + experience in a craft or trade, with workshop and site experience

• Willingness to learn about glass and installation methods

• Ability to read technical/CAD drawings

• Smart appearance, good diction and customer facing manner

• Good computer skills with MS Office

Reference ID: Installations Manager

Expected start date: 28/06/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £29,999.00-£30,000.00 per year


Freelance Studio Technician

As Daedalian continues to grow and win new contracts, we occasionally need to employ experienced and talented freelance artists with a keen eye for detail to work alongside our in-house team for short periods (1 week – 3 months). We are able to organise short-term lodgings for these staff member within the local area and their salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.

We are looking for freelance artists who are skilled in the following techniques: Bevelling; Bonding; Casting; Etching; Fusing; Gilding; Intricate Cutting; Kiln Forming / Slumping; Mould Making; Laminating; Painting; Polishing; Sandblasting; Silvering.


Internships

Daedalian Glass Studios founder, Davia Walmsley is a strong believer in contributing towards the community of skilled European artisans by providing internships to students / recent graduates wishing to gain experience. All interns are paid a fair wage – we do not exploit those seeking entry to the industry – and we are happy to organise accommodation as necessary.

Previous interns have traveled from as far away as Germany and the Czech Republic to gain experience and some have returned for multiple years during breaks from formal education. Part of the reason for this is that while interns work under the guidance of experienced glass artists, they are allowed to work on real projects and perform meaningful tasks.


Apply

To enquire about an opportunity, please email your CV and cover letter to: careers@daedalianglassstudios.com. If you wish to discuss further, telephone +44 (0)1253 702531.