Contact Jake Kavanagh
  • Salary: €40,000 - €50,000
  • Location: IrelandGalwayConnacht
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

We are working with a leading main contractor as they seek to add an Estimator to their team in Galway. They are experts in the delivery of large scale commercial & residential development with projects throughout the West. This company have a very strong order book for the years ahead and this is a long-term appointment. The successful candidate will join their team on a full time, permanent basis.


  • Collect/ receive Tender Documents as advised by the Marketing/ Prequalification Department and Senior Management.
  • Obtain confirmation from the Regional Director/ Commercial Director on upcoming tenders.
  • Once an upcoming tender is confirmed, carry out any preparation works you can in advance to be ready. Understand who the tender team is and who will be carrying out what role so this is seamless.
  • Carry out a tender deliverable check list and use this to advise on status of tenders during the bid.
  • Set up the bid launch, mid bid and tender settlement meetings and confirm attendees.
  • Carry out a full review of the documents.
  • Once all tender information has been received, prepare a breakdown of the sub contracts/ suppliers to be invited to tender, by agreement with the Regional Director/ Commercial Director.
  • Consider value engineering proposals, seek advice from/ agreement with the wider bid team.
  • Advise on design status with wider team to allow a robust view to be taken on design development/ risk inclusion in final sum.
  • Prepare and submit tender documents via the advised submission method and prior to the due date and time.
  • Take responsibility for responding to further queries and clarifications being sought by the Employer post submission.
  • Date stamp and check the completeness of the Tender Documents against issue sheets.
  • Confirm the person responsible for receiving and issuing all information.
  • Ensure the Workspace Tender log Database is up to date.
  • Prepare and submit Tender Documents.
  • Acknowledge receipt and incorporate amendments/ addendums within the Tender.


  • 3+ years’ experience in an estimating role in the UK or Ireland
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to read, understand and organise construction plans and specifications
  • Strong organisational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently while exercising great judgment
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritise and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Vehicle
  • Fuel Card
  • Bonus

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