Senior Estimator - Galway

Bid, Estimating, Planning & Buying
Ref: 6082 Date Posted: Monday 16 Oct 2023

Senior Estimator          Galway             €60-70k

An exciting opportunity to work with a leading Irish building main contractor based in Galway.

Our client works across a wide range of projects, including Commercial & Fit-Out, Civic & Amenity, Education, Conservation & Restoration, Healthcare, Pharma & Industrial, Tourism & Leisure and Residential.

Working under the Estimating Director, this is a brilliant opportunity for the right candidate to continue to develop their career with a top contractor whilst earning an enticing salary!

The Role

  • Review and assessment of tender documentation including interpreting drawings, specifications, reports and general
  • scope of works requirements.
  • Preparation of inhouse tender review presentations.
  • Attend site visits to appraise new projects as part of the tender bid process.
  • Preparation of consultant, subcontractor and material packages for pricing using latest estimating software.
  • Review and preparation of consultant, subcontractor and materials cost analysis for cost comparison purposes.
  • Measurement of work as required in accordance with ARM 4 and updates.
  • Continuous management of tender documents.
  • Preparation of tender queries and management of mid tender clarifications / addendums.
  • Preparation and pricing of tender documents.
  • Identification of project risks, management and pricing of same.
  • Establish opportunities for alternatives and value engineering proposals.
  • Pricing and review of preliminaries for sign off.
  • Completion and submission of tender in accordance with Instructions to Tender.
  • Correspondence with design team/tendering authority during and post tender.
  • Preparation of project handover reports including collation of the necessary and associated documentation.
  • Liaising with Project QS and Construction Team to review pricing strategies, quotes and budgets.
  • Preparation and maintenance of estimating data for reports and tender application.
  • Assist the Bid Technical Manager in the preparation of tender applications and works proposals.
  • Assist in the preparation of cost plans, expression of interest and presentations to clients and design teams.
  • Build relations and maintaining same with existing and potential clients and design teams.
  • Continually review and improve tender bid procedures.

What you need

  • Third Level Qualification in Quantity Surveying, Engineering or Construction related discipline.
  • 7+ years’ experience in estimating for construction contractor
  • Motivated, driven and works well within team
  • Strong contract management ability and understanding
  • Strong negotiation skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office
  • Main contractor background


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

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