Senior Estimator – Main Contractor North Dublin - Dublin

Bid, Estimating & Buying
Ref: 130 Date Posted: Sunday 22 Sep 2019
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Rightpath Recruitment


Senior Estimator – Main Contractor North Dublin

This is a permanent role and the ideal candidate will have a strong background working for a regional or national main contractor pricing contracts in excess of £5m.


About the role:

Working within the Estimating Department, the Senior Estimator will be responsible for producing accurate tenders across the wide range of sectors the business operates in. They will have a strong background in and understanding of large construction projects, and have experience of working on high value projects.

The Senior Estimator will have an understanding and appreciation of all risks facing the business in delivering large, complex contracts. They will take a leading in role in the organisation of the department in pricing projects, and in supporting and developing less senior members of staff.

They will be an effective communicator, and be comfortable in clearly presenting their work to both internal and external stakeholders.

Responsible to: Commercial Director



  • Read and understand enquiry documentation for formulating tenders.
  • Use technical ability to understand the business strategy and engineering complexity of projects and build up key commercial components from first principals.
  • Use an advanced understanding of construction techniques, planning and sequencing to calculate construction costs / interpret resourced programmes and methodologies produced by the Construction Department.
  • Use template spread sheets to enable build-up of pricing for material supply, transport, management and site construction.
  • Understand and incorporate pricing of sub-contact support trades / bought-out items.
  • Interpret outline strategy from the Sales team to produce and present the bid strategy, enquiry risk profile and commercial back-up of a bid to internal stakeholders.
  • Complete all pricing for submission in a bid document including price summaries, completed bills of quantity and other commercial documents as required.
  • Complete a full written tender document including risk mitigation, clarifications, qualifications, pricing details, terms and conditions and specifications etc.
  • Attend pre-bid / mid-bid meetings with clients and engineers, keeping detailed records of discussions and their impact on bid strategy.
  • Attend post-tender meetings with clients to discuss submitted tenders, keeping detailed records of discussions and responding to all actions as required.
  • Reflect all post-tender discussions in Estimating Department documentation, ensuring the risk and margin profile of potential Sub-Contract Orders is accurately represented to internal stakeholders.


About you:

  • GCSE minimum standard with good grades in English and Maths. Any Construction related HE qualification would be a benefit.
  • Any Professional qualifications would be a benefit but are not a requirement.
  • Experience of working at a senior level in estimating, undertaking projects of a suitably large or complex nature. If no experience of working at a senior level, a clear display of ambition and the necessary attributes to succeed will be required.
  • Hard working.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Confident communicator.
  • Ability to work in and coordinate a multi-disciplinary team.

Salary package on offer is 80k -100k euro depending on experience 

You may have experience of the following: Senior Estimator, Building Services, Construction Estimator, Commercial Bid Manager, Estimating, Estimator, Surveyor, Bid Manager, Estimating Manager, Bid Management, Project Manager, Tender Manager, Project Management, Tender Management etc.


Please contact Ethan Campbell for more information on this role 015314886 or 02830898345

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