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Senior Estimator

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Professional & Technical Jobs

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    €85k - €100K + package

  • Contact:

    3D Personnel

  • Contact phone:

    +353 (0)861841361 /

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  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry date:


ROLE: Senior Estimator

REPORTING TO: Estimating Director

Salary:- €85k - €100K + package  (more for the right person)

A leading multifaceted building and civils company based in Dublin requires a Senior Estimator to join their team in Dublin (Hybrid working will be offered).

Main Accountability

Lead a team to 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.
  • Analyze, evaluate and perform risk analysis on supplier and subcontract packages
  • Work with the QS function in pre-contract negotiations.
  • Liaise with the Chief Estimator and 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 Flynn 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.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities
  • Ability to manage tender documentation and punctual with reports.

Personal Spec

  • 8+ years work experience in an estimating capacity with a commercial management or project management background
  • Third level qualification in engineering, construction, quantity surveying or related field
  • Methodical, analytical mindset with good attention to detail
  • Must be able to work to tight deadlines.