Mechanical Estimator

Posted a week ago by KBM Resourcing

Belfast, City of Belfast
A week ago
KBM Resourcing

An opportunity is available for a Mechanical Estimator to join an innovative and progressive specialist engineering firm from their offices just outside Belfast.

This is a chance to join a leading specialist company who design, supply and install a wide range of prefabricated solutions for the commercial mechanical & electrical sectors throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.

We are looking for a senior mechanical estimator to support the growing commercial team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate who wants to gain experience with a progressive and dynamic company.

The role:

You will report to the estimating manager, as an essential part of the commercial team responsible for assisting in the preparation of accurate costings for projects. You will cost for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications – from bespoke plantrooms, risers, laterals and prefabricated solutions. You will be responsible for generating detailed mechanical takeoffs for turnkey commercial projects which involve liaising with a wide range of suppliers to obtain accurate quotations for specialist equipment.


  • Preparation of tender/enquiry review pack to help inform bid/no bid decisions.
  • Ability to read & review schematics & designs prior to completing any take off.
  • Complete mechanical take offs from schematics & 3-D designs and collate into material & labour costs.
  • Input take offs into mechanical estimating software package & review.
  • Liaise with commercial team to analyse labour requirements for each project and pull together associated costs for review.
  • Obtain & review specialist supplier & sub-contractor’s quotes.
  • To attend site meetings alongside design engineers & contracts managers as required both pre & post contract award.
  • Prepare handover pack & attend internal post award meetings for successful projects to discuss and review breakdown of estimate with delivery team

Essential Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in a Mechanical, Quantity Surveying or Cost Engineering discipline or can demonstrate an equivalent level of experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a mechanical estimating role, on Mechanical projects from high-level budget enquiries; detailed design pricing; to full tender pricing.
  • Knowledge of commercial conditions and the need for attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of labour, plant, materials and equipment rates.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications – to include Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to take ownership of their duties and a willingness to grow and learn within their team and the company.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.

Employee Benefits:

  • Full in-house training
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Free annual health check during working hours
  • 30 days annual leave

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