Senior Mechanical Estimator

  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Designer Group

Senior Mechanical Estimator

Designer Group is a leading Global Engineering Contractor specialising in turnkey packages for the design, supply and installation of utilities. Headquartered in Dublin, with regional offices in Limerick, the UK, Germany, Africa and the USA, we directly employ over 1000 staff across the Group. As an industry leader, we work with some of the world’s largest multinational companies.

Our people are the foundation for our continued growth across all client sectors. We invest in our people and have a philosophy of continuous professional development. This investment has produced an innovative and passionate team that deliver projects for our clients safely, efficiently and to the highest standards in the industry.


Key Tasks & Responsibilities:


  • Will be involved in winning and tendering desired projects achieving discounts with suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Access initial tenders in respect of attractiveness, selectivity, commercial risk and competition, and provide an appropriate report to management.
  • Reviewing tender documentation issued by the client and drive a thorough understanding of requirements.
  • Responsible for accurately quantifying materials, plant and labour requirements for allocated projects, ensure that for pre-designed projects, enquiries relative to the supply of materials, plant and labour is satisfactorily dealt with and that relevant information, contractual and trading particulars are distributed.
  • Set up, in conjunction with line manager, estimating process and procedures, systems and database. Maintain the estimating system to ensure all labour norms and prime costs are correct.
  • Prepare tender adjudication pack ready for sign off with senior management (this will include the collation/finalising of electrical elements).
  • Build up labour rate including all factors and gang mix.
  • Prepare tender risk analysis and ensure the tender submission is appropriately clarified.
  • Prepare Contractors proposals forming part of the tender submission, together with tender programmes, organisation charts, method statements etc.
  • Provide a fully detailed tender based on a performance specification and architects layout drawings for a D&B project. Provide design solutions including sketches, drawings, preliminary sizing of plant and equipment and takeoffs for D&B projects. Utilise supply chain for design input.
  • Send out enquiries and work closely with the procurement manager and supply chain at tender stage to ensure that we have a correct and competitive prime cost. Vet all subcontractor and plant tender submissions for compliance.
  • Cost preliminaries based on contract duration and requirements.
  • Collate the electrical estimate in conjunction with electrical estimator and put the final bid together.
  • Provide estimating workload planner and maintain a database of bids submitted.
  • Follow up bids after submission and bid management through to contract where required. This will include obtaining feedback on our price.
  • Provide monthly estimating report to management.
  • Provide Value engineered options (VE) and associated costs utilising innovation and the supply chain to ensure we add value in our tender where appropriate.
  • As may be required, attend site surveys and liaise with other departments, suppliers and sub-contractors to tender submission stage, negotiate the lowest price with suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Represent the Company at meetings with clients as required.
  • Undertake other duties as requested, from time to time, that fall within the scope of the position.

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