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Senior Estimator

Location: Ireland - West Salary: €80.000 - €90.000 + benefits

Senior Estimator - Limerick, Ireland

We are currently seeking a seasoned Senior Estimator to join our dynamic Estimating team at our Head Office in Limerick.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate a proactive approach, working independently while fostering a collaborative spirit within the estimating team. The role involves the production of detailed and competitive tender submissions, with a particular focus on projects ranging from €1m to €100m.

In this position, you will contribute to a highly motivated team engaged in both Design & Build and Traditional tenders across a diverse project portfolio. The Senior Estimator will play a crucial role in presenting draft tender commercial appraisals for review and approval by company directors.


  • Skillfully review tender documentation (Drawings, Specifications, BOQ’s, Schedules, contracts, etc.) and manage the tender bid process from initial receipt to final submission.
  • Initiate material and trade inquiries to our supply chain, securing quotes from subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Conduct comprehensive risk analysis on supplier and subcontract packages, ensuring thorough evaluation of inclusions and exclusions.
  • Provide insightful analysis and evaluation of tender enquiries, flagging any concerns or suggesting value engineering details as necessary.
  • Identify opportunities and gaps in tender documents to leverage commercial advantages.
  • Assist in compiling submissions, including inclusions, exclusions, clarifications, and program of works.
  • Maintain effective communication and reporting to senior management regarding ongoing project submissions.


  • Proficient knowledge of subcontractors, construction outputs, and pricing for labor, plant, and materials.
  • Solid understanding of data analysis methods.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with a proven ability to work collaboratively in a team.
  • Efficient management of tender documentation with timely reporting.
  • Over 5 years of proven experience in an estimating role within the Irish market.
  • Third-level qualification in engineering, construction, quantity surveying, or a related field.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, and ideally, experience with estimating software.


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.
Collaborative, passionate, reliable and adaptable - we do not promise what we cannot deliver.