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Senior Mechanical Estimator



County Down


Not disclosed

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Date Posted

25 September, 2020

Are you an experienced mechanical estimator with a 3rd level qualification in Mechanical, Quantity Surveying or Cost Engineering discipline?

Do you have working knowledge of labour, plant, material and equipment rates?

Would you like to work for a leading company with excellent career opportunities?

We have a very exciting role with a fantastic business as they grow their existing team. If interested contact Alex on the details below.

The Role:

Reporting to the Estimating Manager you will be an essential part of the Commercial Team responsible for assisting in the preparation of accurate costings for projects.

Day-to-day estimating will include costing of a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, from bespoke plantrooms, risers, laterals & prefabricated solutions.

The candidate will be responsible for generating detailed mechanical takeoffs for turnkey commercial projects which will involve liaising with a wide range of suppliers to obtain accurate quotations for specialist equipment.

The candidate will also liaise with our contract managers, purchasing department & wider commercial department in order to generate a seamless link from initial costing through to design, installation and completion for each project

  • Preparation of tender/enquiry review pack to help inform bid/no bid decisions.
  • Ability to read & review schematics & designs prior to completing any take off.
  • Complete mechanical take offs from schematics & 3-D designs and collate into material & labour costs.
  • Input take offs into mechanical estimating software package & review.
  • Liaise with commercial team to analyse labour requirements for each project and pull together associated costs for review.
  • Obtain & review specialist supplier & sub-contractor’s quotes.
  • To attend site meetings alongside design engineers & contracts managers as required both pre & post contract award.
  • Prepare handover pack & attend internal post award meetings for successful projects to discuss and review breakdown of estimate with delivery team

The Person:

  • Third level qualification in a Mechanical, Quantity Surveying or Cost Engineering discipline or can demonstrate an equivalent level of experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a mechanical estimating role, on Mechanical projects from high-level budget enquiries; detailed design pricing; to full tender pricing.
  • Knowledge of commercial conditions and the need for attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of labour, plant, materials and equipment rates.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications – to include Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to take ownership of their duties and a willingness to grow and learn within their team and the company.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.

The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are professionally qualified we can support your job search.

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