Location Galway, Republic of Ireland
Job type Permanent
Salary €40000 - €50000 per annum + Negotiable based on experience
Published 3 months ago
Contact Sarah Munnelly
Job ref SM1024_1613655753

Job description

Staffline Ireland is looking to recruit an Estimator for an exciting opportunity with an immediate start date. The successful candidate will be working with a well established Construction Company experiencing huge growth in the market. This position will be on a permanent contract based in Galway. The role will be in a fast paced environment & so will require hard-working, conscientious & flexible individuals to join an expanding team.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for working within the project team to ensure the successful delivery of projects, while maintaining relationships, maximising commercial returns and managing risk. We are looking for someone who ideally has 5 years+ experience in the construction sector.


  • An in depth understanding of the tendering process within construction
  • Ensure tender documents, addendums, client correspondence etc., are logged on the server and relevant team members are issued with copies
  • Produce sub-contractor enquiry schedule, obtaining suggestions / feedback from the tender team, procurement department preferred/ approved contractor schedules
  • Issue sub-contract enquiries, including scope of works and attendance schedules (where applicable)
  • Issue materials enquiries
  • Arrange production of B/Q's where required or B/Q share.
  • Undertake spot checks on measures/bill descriptions.
  • Chase tender returns and update enquiry schedule
  • Raise tender queries
  • An in depth understanding of the tendering process within construction
  • Develop and fill gaps in tender, compile clarifications and estimator notes for file copy
  • Incorporate late changes / tender amendments
  • Assist in the production of a value engineering schedule
  • Analyse nett tender package returns and complete sub-contractor analysis schedule for adjudication
  • Analyse and assess the individual package requirements for fixed price and contingency additions, all for review at the tender settlement
  • Produce documents for tender settlement and present clear nett costings
  • Complete client pricing documents including Form of Tender, contract sum analysis, prelims breakdown (if required), for incorporation into commercial submission section

Experience & Skills:

  • Must have strong analytical and numeracy skills to accurately evaluate detailed specifications, cost and risk.
  • Must be detail orientated
  • An in depth understanding of the tendering process within construction
  • Must have a detailed knowledge of the latest processes, materials, and costs. In addition, they should be familiar with excel and current estimating software
  • Working as part of a team, they should be a good communicator and have good time-management skills and be able to work under pressure and to deadlines


  • Proven experience as an estimator
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Qualification - Diploma or Degree in this field
  • Ideally professionally qualified RICS / MCIOB or equivalent body
  • Full driving licence/ Own transport as there will be a small amount of travel to projects within Ireland


  • Free parking on site
  • Pension contribution
  • 26 days Annual Leave
  • A fantastic opportunity to work in a fast growing company

Salary - negotiable depending on experience.

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