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24 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2

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Estimator/QS - Scaffolding / Access

Location: Dublin & Surroundings, Ireland
Entered: 21 Jan 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Permanent

Our client an internationally recognised Access provider operating in the UK, Ireland and UAE. They now seeking an Estimator/QS to join them on a permanent basis in Dublin.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing estimating/commercial and contractual administration of numerous projects, including identifying opportunities offering best value to the customer, maximizing profitability and limiting commercial risk.

Main Responsibilities: -

• Co-ordinating the technical / commercial submissions on a wide range of projects
• Writing estimating proposals and technical submissions ranging between £50,000 and £5m
• Interpreting specification and measuring from Drawings/Models (AutoCad/Revit/Scaffold designs)
• Dealing with tender enquiries, including pricing, preparing and negotiating new contracts
• Attending pre-start meetings to negotiate and agree contractual terms
• Report writing – including job cost analysis, reporting on labour spend, productivity and direct cost against budgets
• Prepare worksheet data by entering rates and descriptions onto excel for entry into payment applications
• Prepare and submit accurate, detailed and timely applications for payment (excel spreadsheet), valuation of contract variations and compensations events
• Work closely with branch and site management teams
• Conducting site visits to value the work completed
• Attending monthly site meetings to agree accounts
• Assist the finance team in the collection of payments in accordance with sub-contract terms, including the resolution of any disputed charges
• Prepare, submit and agree final accounts
• Maintain and develop client relationships to secure further work opportunities – including client entertaining – may be in the evening
• Reviewing contracts with particular reference to onerous contract clauses

Education / Qualifications / Training

• Hold a BSC, HNC or HND qualification in Quantity Surveying/Estimating
Knowledge & Experience
• At least 3+ years commercial/estimating experience (previous scaffolding or construction site experience is essential) as well as in depth knowledge of construction contracts.
• Ability to interpret specification and measurements from Drawings/Models (AutoCad/Revit/Scaffold designs)
• Good knowledge of the scaffolding industry, construction, building regulations and H&S
• Be comfortable handling client care/key client management
Skills & Abilities Required
• Highly numerate
• Strong IT skills (particularly Excel, or other Cost Management Software)
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Committed to providing a high-quality service to liaise with clients and suppliers
• Able to plan and organise work
• Able to work under your own initiative
• Ability to work under pressure to very tight deadlines
• Driving licence preferable

Personal Qualities

• Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Thorough
• Analytical
• Determined
• Adaptable
• Self-motivated and motivational
• Professional
• Pro-active
• Innovative / uses own initiative
• Reliable and punctual
• Friendly and approachable.

If you are interested in this role please send a CV to or Call Stephen on 0044208 861 7847.




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