CSA Estimator - Dublin, Ireland

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CSA Estimator - Dublin, Ireland

Location: Dublin Salary: £75k


Our client is an established engineering & construction main contractor undertaking a number of new build data centre schemes across Europe. They undertake a full turnkey solution and are constructing these data centres from the initial groundworks stage rght the way through to the M&E installation, fit out and handover. 

The Estimating Dept. is managed by the Estimating Director and is divided into three disciplines (i) Civil, Structural & Architectural (CSA); (ii) Mechanical & (iii) Electrical.

Our client is currently seeking an CSA Estimator to work with the existing CSA Estimating team in their office in Dublin, Ireland.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

·       Preparing estimates based on drawings and specifications.

·       Ability to take-off quantities and to prepare a pricing document.

·       Obtain pricing for elements of the building from Irish and European subcontractors and suppliers.

·       Utilize spreadsheets to compare subcontractor’s bids and explain the reasons why a particular subcontractor has been chosen.

·       Assist in the maintaining of the cost data base.

·       Present the estimate to the Estimating Director and when necessary to the Board of Directors

  • Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers etc.)


·       Keep up to date with developments in the construction industry

·       Participate in the development of procedures to ensure a high standard of quality control in the documents produced by the Estimating Dept.

·       Engage in personal development planning and performance review procedures, as required. 

·       Ensure confidentiality is maintained with respect to all information obtained during the course of employment, particularly with respect to information provided by, or obtained from, others

·       A minimal amount of travel throughout Europe will be required.

Quality, Safety & Risk

·       Understand the requirement to achieve a high level of quality in the production of subcontractor tender documentation.

·       Be able to identify potential risks on a project.




·       A Quantity Surveying or Estimating background with at least 3 years satisfactory experience.

·       Have successfully completed and graduated from a third level degree course accredited to at least NFQ Level 7 in quantity surveying, construction economics or an equivalent relevant area of study.

·       Be included on, or eligible for inclusion on, the register of Quantity Surveyors maintained by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland in accordance with the Building Control Act, 2007.

·       Be entitled to full membership of the SCSI, RICS or CIOB

·       Possess an acceptable proficiency, both written and oral, in the English language.


·       Knowledge of FIDIC contracts

·       Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and in at least one of the more widely used QS BQ production software packages – e.g. Buildsoft or CostX.

·       Current Safepass card

·       Possession of a driving licence entitling the holder to drive a car in the Republic of Ireland unaccompanied by a licensed driver.



To consistently deliver a recruitment service that's of an exceptional standard and guided by values of performance, trust, transparency and respect.
To work in partnership and thoroughly understand the needs and preferences of both our clients and candidates.
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