Formed in 1997, ACS Construction Group Ltd is a leading Civil Engineering & Building Contractor; we deliver the complete construction solution through our five dedicated business divisions: ACS Construction, ACS Developments, ACS Contracting, ACS Energy and ACS Groundworks.

 ACS is a people-first business. We work hard, invest in our people and treat them well. In return, our team has a strong work ethic and does whatever it takes to deliver projects that exceed our clients’ expectations.

We are continuing to grow, and as a result are looking for an estimator to support us to reach our ambitions.

The group provides several services to a variety of sectors including the energy and renewable energy sectors, education, commercial/industrial, government, utilities/infrastructure and leisure.

We have an enviable reputation of providing safe and responsible building and civil engineering services, achieving project completion within budget and to the highest standards of quality.

Key Tasks, Duties and Accountabilities

  • Undertake the ordering of materials in accordance with relevant specifications and drawings applicable to the individual projects.

  • Undertake the ordering of plant/machinery hire or purchase in accordance with the requirements of the individual projects.

  • Liaise with Material & plant suppliers in a professional, courteous & consistent manner.

  • Ensure the company system for undertaking & recording material & plant orders are adhered too at all times.

  • Assist in the implementation & development of any new management systems that the company may introduce, that will fundamentally affect the role of the buyer.

  • Monitor the performance of company suppliers and advise senior management of any misdemeanours or poor performance encountered.

  • Always endeavour to secure the best deals available to the company. You should you a professional judgement based on cost, time, performance & attitude.

  • Manage the logistical elements of the Company delivery vehicle to ensure collections and/or deliveries are effectively carried out.

  • Manage any sub-ordinates within the buying department and provide all necessary training/advise deemed necessary to allow sub-ordinates to perform the duties required off them.

  • Assist the estimating department when tendering new contracts.

  • Assist the plant manager during periodic stock control checks.

The Company

A consistently high performing Company, ACS’ growth is due to a strong order book and pipeline in a number of new emerging sectors. Holding a range of accreditations, including the prestigious Investors in People Gold award, ACS is committed to training and developing our staff.

Quality, safety, customer satisfaction and professionalism are important core values that the company is built on. This is a great opportunity to join an ever-growing company.

The role

Based in our Cheadle office, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that material & plant requirements for individual projects are procured & managed in an efficient & professional manner.


Salary – £50K+

Job Skills, Experience, Qualifications and Interpersonal Essential Skills

  • Relevant successful experience in the role of a buyer
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of purchasing procedures
  • Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge
  • IT proficient


  • Knowledge & understanding of construction drawings & Schedules.
  • Qualifications within the construction industry, such as ONC/HNC.

If you would like to work with us then please contact us to discuss

As an equal opportunities employer, ACS Construction Group is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join ACS.