Junior Estimator - Main Building Contractor - Galway

Location: Ireland

EUR 40,000 - 55,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2208-30722

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you an Estimator with 1+ years experience with a main contractor background and have relevant onsite operations experience and/or good technical knowledge

This is a great opportunity to develop your career with a leading contractor based in Galway

If so, forward your CV to sheila@jobcontax.com or call Sheila on +353 1 7978720 for further information.

Junior Estimator - Main Building Contractor - Galway

Job Description

Our client is a leading Irish Building contractor working on Commercial & Fit-Out, Civic & Amenity, Education, Conservation & Restoration, Healthcare, Pharma & Industrial, Tourism & Leisure, Residential projects.

You will have the opportunity to work in a vital department under the guidance and tutelage of very experienced personnel where you will provide a key role in the preparation of tender submissions for major construction projects. 

The role also provides you with training using the most up to date estimating techniques and software.

As part of the tender bid team you will be working in conjunction with the Technical and Project Coordination Departments to thoroughly scrutinise project tender requirements, review scope, assessment of costing requirements and analysis of data received to assist in the preparation of tender costs proposals.

Junior Estimator working under the guidance of Senior Estimators with responsibilities for:

Review and assessment of tender documentation including interpreting drawings, specifications, reports and general scope of works requirements.

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.

Continuous management of tender documents.

Pricing and review of preliminaries items for review by senior management.

Assistance in the completion and return of tender documents.

Assistance in the preparation of project handover reports including collation of the necessary and associated documentation.

Preparation and maintenance of estimating data for reports and tender application.


Ideally be from a main contractor background with relevant onsite operations experience and/or good technical knowledge.

Minimum 1 year experience.

Good ability to read drawings, specifications and reports with capability to assess issues and risk.

Clear and concise communicator with an aptitude for problem solving and thinking outside the box.

Capable of working on his/her own initiatives and as part of a team.

Able to work accurately and efficiently while managing owns time to meet critical deadlines.

Relevant diploma or degree level qualification in Quantity Surveying or a Construction related discipline.

Be proficient in word and excel and a knowledge of Conquest Estimating package would be a plus.

Hold a valid driving licence.


Salary €40K-€55K negotiable based on experience with a company benefits package along with a tailored continuous development program for the successful candidate


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are an Estimator interested in roles based in Galway, you can contact Sheila by e-mail sheila@jobcontax.com or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

JobContax do not send CVs to clients without candidate permission.

With over 50 years of technical recruitment experience, JobContax is the leading recruiter of Estimators in Galway and Ireland.

Due to the large volume of applications, JobContax may not be able to respond directly to every individual.


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