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  • Location

    City of Cork

  • Sector:

    Professional & Technical Jobs

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £48.3k - 61.5k per year + package

  • Contact:

    3D Personnel

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    023 8040 6071

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Vacancy: Estimator

Location: Cork

Salary: €60k+ negotiable  

Reporting to: Senior Estimator/Commercial Director

3DPersonnel’s client is a Main Contractor in the Irish Market and they are currently seeking to recruit a highly experienced Estimator to be based in Cork.

Main Duty:

Generate best-price tender submissions that will successfully win contracts in a competitive budgeting situation.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Produce estimates by gathering proposals, quotes, specifications and related documents.
  • Identify opportunities and deficits in the tender documents that provide commercial leverage.
  • Obtain quotes from subcontractors and suppliers; compute costs and maintain a fit-for-purpose cost database. 
  • Analyse, evaluate and perform risk analysis on supplier and subcontract packages
  • Work with the QS function in pre-contract negotiations.
  • Liaise with the senior management on contractual concerns and ensure that all necessary notices and submissions are met in a timely manner. 
  • Engage with the commercial/project team to agree budgets prior to the pre-start handover meeting.
  • Manage and control preliminary budgets for tender process.
  • Ensure client relationships are maintained throughout commercial negotiations.
  • Compile and maintain costs data reports.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with key 
  • Review technical publications; track price trends and regulatory changes 
  • Protect the company contractually and follow company procedures and protocols.


  • Good knowledge of construction outputs, and of labour, plant and material prices.
  • Financially numerate with strong commercials knowledge.
  • Good understanding of data analysis methods.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities and Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to manage tender documentation and punctual with reports.
  • 5+ years’ work experience in an estimating capacity with project management background
  • Third level qualification in engineering, construction, quantity surveying or related field
  • Good attention to detail
  • Must be able to work to tight deadlines.