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Senior Estimator - Kildare

Bid, Estimating, Planning & Buying
Ref: 5818 Date Posted: Wednesday 03 Jan 2024

Senior Estimator              Kildare                 €80-90k

An exciting opportunity to work with a well-established company currently working on projects in Kildare, who operate across a range of sectors, including civil engineering, power, plant and water!

The right candidate will be responsible for the management of the overall estimating and bidding function including all facets, such as estimating, contractual matters, planning & programming, HSEQ and technical writing. This also entails the planning and allocation of work to all personnel involved in the preparation of bids. The ideal candidate will have MEICA Estimating Capability, preferably including experience in the water and wastewater sector.

A brilliant opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career with a top contractor whilst earning an enticing salary!

The Role

  • Reporting to the directors you will work closely with all areas of the business (including the contracts managers and site managers) ensuring the effective undertaking of estimating duties.
  • Process initial inquiries and preparing tender submissions.
  • Manage and control costs on projects and prepare cost value comparisons and projected final accounts.
  • Review, approve, sign off weekly / monthly labour, sub-contractor and materials invoices/orders.
  • Prepare take offs and undertake estimates and final account settlements.
  • Researching, sourcing and negotiating best quotes from subcontractors /suppliers.
  • Liaising with key members of the project team and liaising with clients and subcontractors
  • Prepare take offs and undertake estimates and final account settlements.
  • Mark up enquiries to be sent out to the supply chain, organise bills of quantities production and obtain material quotes where necessary
  • Monitor sub-contractor performance and record additional works for presentation to project teams.

What you need

  • Hold Degree in a relevant construction subject
  • Motivated, driven and works well within team
  • Experience in the water and wastewater sector
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • 7+ years experience


For any more information on the role please contact Fionnuala Lambe on 015314886 or 02830898345.

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