CSA Estimator - Dublin, Ireland

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CSA Estimator - Dublin, Ireland

Job ref: AECSAES05 Salary: £75k Location: Dublin, Dublin


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.