Trainee Electrical Estimator – Graduate

Location: Permanent / Full Time
Department: Pre-Construction
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Trainee Electrical Estimator – Graduate

Junior Electrical Estimator | Ireland

  • Permanent position available with a considerable portfolio of works for the next 5+ years
  • To build your career by assisting in the delivery of ‘leading edge’ engineering projects.
  • To work with a vibrant, agile and multi-functional team in delivering projects on time, safely, to budget and to the required quality standards.
  • To benefit from Kirby’s Career Development Programmes that will enhance your leadership capability.
  • To work with the best.
  • Excellent package on offer with room for negotiations

About Kirby Group Engineering
Kirby Group Engineering is an international multi-disciplinary engineering services contractor and leading provider of high-value engineering services to a number of ‘blue chip’ companies. Operating across Ireland, the UK and Europe, Kirby has become the engineering service provider of choice in growth segments such as pharmaceuticals, data centres and power transmission and distribution. Our culture is innovative, collaborative and performance focused. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a company committed to developing talent and rewarding performance.
Role Purpose
As Junior Estimator you will play a key role in our continued growth and contribute to our reputation for estimation excellence in this area. You will support the senior estimator who will aspire to lead and deliver estimation services that are world class. In return, you will receive professional and personal development opportunities to help you become a technical, people and commercial leader.
Junior Estimator Responsibilities
Supporting the senior estimator from initial receipt of the tender documents through to pre-contract stage in the following areas:

  • Prepare estimates by compiling takeoff based on the scope of work and entering into computer estimating system, review computer printout for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to read Technical Specifications and Employers Requirements for proposed Design & Build installations.
  • Managing & interfacing of the tendering process with the various departments, and the timely submitting of the tender.
  • Assist in compiling the Technical Submission of inclusions, exclusions, clarifications and program of works.
  • Manage the quotation request process and review quotations for completeness
  • Manage multiple projects at any one time.
  • Predict possible issues and pitfalls of projects, and advise the bid team of project risks and solutions.
  • Follow up on submitted tenders and document the relevant feedback.
  • After the successful bid at project handover, meet with the Construction Team to fully explain the estimate, scope of work, quotes and offer aspects for the successful transition of the project.

Necessary requirement of the Junior Estimator

  • 3rd level qualification in Engineering, Building Services Engineering or comes from a strong trades background
  • Ideally will possess 1+ years’ experience in the construction industry in a similar Estimator position.
  • Good listening skills and understand information and ideas
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An interest in a career in estimation
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and changing priorities as necessary
  • An understanding of standard operating procedures
  • The ability to be able to work under pressure and adapt to changing requirements with a positive attitude
  • Have Effective oral and written communication skills

For more information on this Junior Estimator position or other Junior Estimator / Assistant Estimator opportunities based in Ireland the UK or Europe contact Kirby Group Talent Acquisitions Team confidentially on +353 (0)1 454 0411 or apply in confidence.

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