Mechanical Estimator

One of Irelands leading mechanical engineering contractors is currently looking for a Mechanical Estimator for their Office in Cork on a full-time permanent basis. The Mechanical Estimator is responsible for the preparation, submission and management of Mechanical tenders allocated. The main objective of this role is to achieve accurate net costs in accordance with the client’s specification and subcontractor documents.


Key Responsibilities/Duties

  • Prepare and collate tenders based on scope of work, plans and specifications
  • Source and categorise pre-project information
  • Quantify material, plant and labour requirements for relevant projects
  • Prepare cost reports and detailed estimates
  • Analyse sub-contractor quotations, checking inclusions and exclusions
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Create a procurement schedule for the project
  • Issue tender queries and prepare tender reports
  • Prepare data for client presentations
  • Complete the final handover to the project team
  • Conduct periodic review of work practices to identify appropriate cost saving measures



  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or relevant trade background
  • 2-5 years’+ experience working as a Mechanical Estimator on M&E projects
  • Ideally have experience working on pharmaceutical projects
  • Previous relevant experience working in Ireland or the UK an advantage
  • Good communication skills and proven record in taking Tenders from Pricing through to final client award
  • The successful Mechanical Estimator must have fluent English and be eligible to work in Ireland



  • Salary circa €50,000 – €60,000 – DOE
  • Pension and Healthcare
  • 21 days annual leave
  • Excellent Career Progression
  • Bike-to-Work Scheme
  • Free Parking


If you are a Mechanical Estimator and are looking for your next career move, please call Gearoid Hughes on 086 0351825, all applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We also have many other roles in the Construction industry across Ireland.