Pickford Builders Ltd have vacancies for Craftsmen inc. Stonemasons, Carpenters, Bricklayers and Plasterers to work on new and historic building projects. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email if you have any questions or would like to apply.

Building Works Surveyor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Building Works Surveyor to join our reputable and long established local Building Company based in Essex.

The role is with our busy insurance repairs department dealing with flood, subsidence, fire, impact and escape of water damage claims.

The candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to survey, assess and prepare schedules of repairs from initial site visit. Dealing with domestic and commercial properties, the role will also involve overseeing the management of subsequent works.

Duties will include:

  • Working with our client’s insurance repair department, policy holders and professionals to schedule and agree works to various scopes of building repairs (typically £15k – £100k value)
  • Collate costing and values using NSR system rates
  • Preparing valuations on current contracts including variations and final accounts
  • Negotiating and procuring sub-contract packages
  • Production of accurate monitoring and progress reports
  • Monitoring effective management of appointed subcontractors workmanship and Health & Safety
  • Managing policy holder expectations
  • Managing documents and information flow
  • Experience necessary:

  • Must have or be studying towards a building related qualification
  • Must have a wide based knowledge of the industry practices
  • Previous experience in a similar role an advantage
  • Other qualities required of the successful individual:

  • The person should be a positive individual prepared to join our team of experienced professional builders
  • The candidate should be capable of working as part of a team but also function well on their own
  • They must have excellent communication skills
  • Must possess a current driving licence
  • The position is a good opportunity for a keen construction professional to develop their career based as part of a busy close-knit team. Training and assistance will be given to ensure that the new member of the department is able to achieve the targets agreed.

    Due to the nature of the role in visiting various locations, there may be a need to work from home on occasions.


  • Salary Circa £ tba per annum, depending on experience and agreement
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Paid bank holidays
  • Company auto enrolment pension
  • Car/travel cost assistance
  • Pickford builders Ltd welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

    Please email your CV to or apply in writing to: Pickford Builders Ltd, Unit 18, Zone D, Chelmsford Road Industrial Estate, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1HD

    Various Craftsmen needed

    We are seeking experienced Craftsmen to join our directly employed labour force to work on a variety of sites mainly in Essex and surrounding counties. Work is likely to include stone masonry repairs, carpentry, bricklaying and plastering.

    Pickford Builders is a long-established general building and contracting company based near Stansted Airport. Our Company has a busy and varied workload in new build and historical building projects.

    This is an opportunity to join a well-established company, with an excellent reputation for high quality of workmanship and good working conditions.

    We provide long-term employment and the opportunity for personal development and growth within our company. A previous proven track record and relevant work experience is essential.


  • Salary: Dependant on previous relevant experience, plus auto enrolment pension scheme and paid annual holiday, including Bank Holidays
  • Transport: Via Company vans
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5pm
  • Training: All mechanical plant and equipment, health and safety training will be provided
  • Please email your CV to or apply in writing to: Pickford Builders Ltd, Unit 18, Zone D, Chelmsford Road Industrial Estate, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1HD

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