Graduate Estimator

  • Job Reference: 465826547-2
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Confidential
  • Location: Roundwood, County Laois
  • Salary: €30,000 to €35,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Graduate Estimator

Roundwood, County Wicklow - Ireland

€30,000 - €35,000


Our client are a building contactor specialising in the design, supply, and fit of roofing, cladding, and facades. They operate across Ireland, the UK and Europe, with an extensive portfolio focusing on safe, on time and accurate projects. They are looking for a graduate to join their experienced team in an Estimator role, offering full training and continuous professional development.

This job may involve some travel and unsocial hours.


Maintain a weekly log of tender enquiries and a pipeline of potential projects that fit with the company's requirements.
Measurement of drawings and preparation of BOQ's.
Negotiate prices with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure quotations are competitive.
Preparation of rate build up for all elements of work to required margins.
Ensure quotations are returned within the tender period.
Carry out value engineering exercises and make cost saving proposals to Main Contractor/ Client.
Maintain close communication with potential clients, following up on quotations and the status of each project quoted.
Upon award of projects, prepare budget based on costs at tender stage.
Handover project to other departments e.g. operations, design, and QS. Identifying and potential risk and opportunity that is available.


A construction related college degree or equivalent; construction science or engineering degree preferred.
Able to read and interpret drawing specifications.
Effective communication, supervision, and managerial skills.
Excellent IT skills, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Strong organisational and team work skills.
Budget management experience and demonstrable attention to detail.
Valid UK Driver's Licence


Competitive salary with regular salary reviews.

Opportunity and support for professional development.

Training opportunities