Mechanical Estimator - Cork - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Cork
  • Permanent
  • 22nd April 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #40867

Job Description

  • Location: Cork, Cork
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #40867

Mechanical Estimator

Are you a skilled Mechanical Estimator with previous experience working in the Mechanical or HVAC field, seeking the next step in your career journey? We are seeking an Estimator on a permanent and full-time basis in Cork City.

Due to continued growth and on a full-time and permanent basis, reporting to the Estimating Manager, the successful candidate will come from a Mechanical or HVAC background. Their primary responsibility will be to accurately estimate the costs associated with Mechanical and HVAC projects. You will work closely with Project Managers, Engineers, and other stakeholders to analyse project specifications, create detailed cost estimates, and contribute to the development of winning project bids. Your role will involve a combination of technical expertise, attention to detail, and effective communication.

Key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:
Project Analysis

  • Review and analyse project specifications, drawings, and other documents to understand the scope and requirements.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers and Engineers to gain insights into project goals and objectives.

Cost Estimation

  • Prepare accurate and detailed cost estimates for Mechanical and HVAC projects.
  • Utilise estimating software and tools to ensure precision in cost calculations.
  • Consider factors such as materials, labour, equipment, subcontractor costs and overheads in estimating calculations.

Bid Preparation

  • Work closely within the QS/Estimating team to develop comprehensive and competitive bid proposals.
  • Present and justify cost estimates to internal stakeholders and clients.

Vendor and Subcontractor Management

  • Source and evaluate potential vendors and subcontractors for cost competitiveness and reliability.
  • Negotiate pricing and terms with suppliers and subcontractors.

Continuous Improvement

  • Stay updated on industry trends, market conditions and new technologies affecting Mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Continuously refine and improve estimating processes based on feedback and lessons learned from completed projects.

Collaboration and Communication

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Project Managers, Engineers and Procurement, to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and subcontractors to address queries and clarify project details.

About You:
The ideal candidate will be organised and efficient, pay strong attention to detail and be a good communicator.
You will:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.
  • Be fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Estimator within the Mechanical or HVAC field.
  • Be able to comprehend mechanical specifications.
  • Be conscientious and commercially aware.
  • Have excellent attention to detail alongside an ability to multitask.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office with an advanced level of understanding of Microsoft Excel.
  • Be experienced in tendering for mechanical and/or HVAC project packages.
  • Have excellent time management and organisation skills.
  • Be accountable and a team player, as well as having the ability to work independently.

Why join us?

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free onsite parking
  • Bonus
  • Pension support
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Hands-on training and development

For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of Denis O'Callaghan or email [email protected]
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search.
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456