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Posted 27 October 2023

Mechanical Estimator – Mayo – Experienced Mechanical Contractor

Sector: Mechanical & Electrical
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  • Location: Mayo
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #631
  • Salary: €50,000

As a Mechanical Estimator, you will play a vital role in their project team, contributing to the successful delivery of projects within their diverse portfolio. You will be responsible for accurately estimating costs for mechanical systems and services, ensuring that our clients receive competitive, dependable, and well-structured project proposals. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and to contribute to the growth and success of the company.

Your new company is a leading contractor specialising in mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and technology services across various sectors, including commercial, data centres, manufacturing, infrastructure, and healthcare. With a rich history they have built their success on the dedication and expertise of their long-standing team members. They are committed to continuous growth, innovation, and the development of their employees.

If you are a meticulous Mechanical Estimator with a passion for delivering accurate and competitive project estimates, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Mechanical Estimator Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Mechanical Estimator in the construction or mechanical engineering industry.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems and components, including HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection.
  • Proficiency in cost estimation software and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with local building codes and regulations is a plus.
  • Project management and construction industry certifications (e.g., PMP) are advantageous.

As a Mechanical Estimator:

  • Analyse project documents, specifications, and drawings to understand the scope, materials, and engineering requirements.
  • Prepare detailed and accurate cost estimates for mechanical systems, including HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection. This involves evaluating labour, materials, subcontractor costs, and overhead expenses.
  • Perform quantity take-offs to determine the quantity and type of materials required for each project component.
  • Collaborate with vendors and subcontractors to obtain competitive pricing for materials and services. Maintain good working relationships with suppliers.
  • Analyse historical data, industry trends, and market conditions to ensure cost estimates are competitive and realistic.
  • Create comprehensive and competitive bid proposals that align with project requirements and budgets.
  • Suggest cost-saving alternatives and value engineering options without compromising the project’s quality and functionality.
  • Identify potential risks and uncertainties that may impact project costs and propose risk mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure timely and accurate bid submissions to prospective clients and manage bid documentation.
  • Participate in bid review meetings and presentations with clients, addressing questions and concerns related to the estimate.
  • Assist in negotiations and contract finalisation after a successful bid.
  • Utilise estimation software and tools to enhance accuracy and efficiency in cost estimation.


The Package:

The package is dependent on experience and the successful candidate will be rewarded favourably with a salary of up to €50000 is to be expected.

Interviews are taking place this week so if you are interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date CV to stephen@breaghrecruitment.com or call us now on 00353(0)15314345.

The Breagh Team:

Breagh Recruitment are the go-to specialist construction and engineering recruitment consultants, providing qualified and experienced professionals with Construction jobs across the UK and Ireland, with an ethos based on flexibility, hard work, and a bit of good old common sense. We live within these core values servicing our clients and candidates daily.

Key roles we recruit for include Health & Safety managers, M&E project managers, construction managers, M&E site engineers, M&E quantity surveyors, civil engineers, site agents, estimators, buyers, bid managers and M&E site supervisors, across Ireland and the UK.


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