Senior Estimator - Water / MEICA Construction - Dublin

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2310-34097

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Estimator with 3+ years experience working with construction / mechanical contractors?

Are you interested in working with an international Design & Build contractor based in Citywest?

If you have the relevant experience, contact Sheila on 017978720 or send your CV to

Senior Estimator - Water / MEICA Construction - Dublin

Job Description

Our client is an award winning international Design & Build Contractor, who invests heavily in the development of their staff

They provide a wide range of construction services to infrastructure sectors including civil engineering, water, water and wastewater process, rail, power, natural resources, ground engineering, structural steel and property development.

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.

Establish and promote best practice in health, safety and environmental matters in conjunction with the SHQE department.

Will ensure that accurate project proposals, programmes & budgets are developed in an efficient, timely manner and in accordance with the approved business strategy.

Following the submission bids to attend meetings, negotiate and record all changes to the tender price required.

Develops and manages structure and organisation within the estimating team.

Liaises on resources and business processes, to ensure that the Estimating resource pool is an appropriate size, with an appropriate blend of skill-sets, for the projected workload.

Ensures that appropriate Senior Estimators, Estimators, Planning Engineers Engineers are appointed to individual projects based on experience, skills and knowledge.

Ensures that discipline specific outputs are produced consistently and to appropriate standards.

Ensures that the Estimating team is accountable for its performance against agreed schedules and man-hour budgets.

Arranges and chairs estimating meetings.

Reviews, challenges and approves project estimates at the appropriate level; giving due consideration to level of design and available information, risks, planning, support services, HSEQ and 3rd parties.

Works with the site commercial teams to ensure estimating budgets programmes are reflective of actual delivery experience.

Works with the Client and relevant individuals to process and establish tender enquires and tender submissions.

Represents the estimating team at management meetings and interfaces with other departments / teams.

Promotes interaction with the appropriate functional leader for to facilitate successful development of solutions to problems and estimates.

Ensures that the Estimating team proactively manages knowledge to facilitate continuous improvement.

Upkeeps resource databases in estimating software packages (such as CANDY, Excel, Causeway, CCS, etc.) with latest available resource cost information.

Ensures effective feedback / comparison of estimates and actual costs with commercial managers at the appropriate levels.


Proven successful estimating experience in civil/process engineering, including undertaking role of Senior estimator 

Knowledge and experience of Candy Estimating Software preferred. Additional Training can be provided.

Extensive variety in types of work priced, preference for Water / Wastewater and MEICA components

Experience of public sector clients and private sector clients

Site experience required

IT Literacy essential


Competitive Salary with company benefits including, bonus, pension, medical allowance, professional membership, 27 days annual leave

This role offers excellent advancement opportunities


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Estimator interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Sheila by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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