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Quantity Surveyor

Vacancy Number:  16426
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.



Quantity Surveyor





Design Contracting Team, TDD


A Brighter, zero carbon future awaits!


Join our team in Transmission & Distribution Delivery where we provide the full range of planning, design, construction and maintenance services required for electricity industry infrastructure projects in Ireland and overseas.


The Quantity Surveyor role will encompass all aspects of quantity surveying and cost management for our full range of civil engineering projects including electrical substation and infrastructure developments, ducting & cabling works, general civil engineering and construction projects. The role will involve close liaison with Senior Quantity Surveyors and other design professionals, clients and contractors.



Key Responsibilities


  • Assisting with the cost management function throughout all phases of a project 
  • Measurement tasks for preparation of Budget Costs and Bills of Quantities 
  • Assisting with the preparation of Order of Magnitude Costs 
  • Assisting with post contract commercial management duties including assessment of valuations, variations & claims. 



Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Working as part of this dynamic team, you will always have new challenges and new problems to solve – working together is key.  You will have the autonomy to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems with the support of your colleagues.




The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Quantity Surveying experience of 4 years (Post Qualification)
  • Proven track record of delivery projects on time and to the highest professional standards
  • Self-motivation and ability to coordinate with those working alongside him/her
  • Proven record of being results driven and customer oriented.
  • Full clean Irish/EU driving licence and access to a car.
  • A flexible approach to work, especially where necessary to deliver excellent customer service
  • Knowledge of the administration of main conditions of contract including FIDIC Conditions of Contract
  • Ability to make quality decisions and judgements
  • A clear focus on delivery of high-quality work



  • Experience in the use of Buildsoft & Cubit software would be advantageous
  • Experience in Civil Engineering / Utility projects would be advantageous






  • Level 8 Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent qualification 



  • MRICS/MSCSI qualified, with Legal Registration under the Building Control Act 2007





The position will be based in One Dublin Airport Central or Eastgate Cork. Travel nationwide is a feature of this role.


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working. The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction, with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review.



Why ESB?


  • Opportunity to lead and operate on frontline of Ireland’s transition to net zero future​
  • Embracing & facilitating a Smart Working Future​ / Hybrid Working
  • Career development through mentoring, and training 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities
  • Active Social & Sports Clubs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Credit Union
  • Generous Pension Contributions
  • Access to Staff Well Being programmes
  • Generous parents leave entitlements
  • Great team environment working to our Core Values – Courageous, Caring, Driven and Trusted


ESB has a comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Programme



Reporting to


Reporting to the Senior Team leader, Design Contracting Team within Transmission & Distribution Delivery Department, ESB Engineering & Major Projects.





€43,000 to €51,000 per annum 



Closing Date 


16th August 2022 


A reserve list will be held for 6 months in which you will be placed if you are suitable for the role.


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