Procurement/ Estimating Officer

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering Careers

Job description

Job Title: Procurement/ Estimating Officer
Location: Waterford
Salary: Negotiable (DOE)
Kelly Services are currently working with a company in the Waterford area to recruit a Procurement/ Estimating Officer to join their team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will be part of a small team working collaboratively to develop the Supply Chain function both internally and as a strategic resource, cultivating key stakeholder relationships.

  • Work collaboratively, negotiate, and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies, and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
  • In conjunction with manager, set up the estimating process and procedures, systems and database. Maintain the estimating system to ensure prime costs are correct
  • Prepare tender pricing, documentation and bid validation
  • Preparing quotations, construction handovers, site surveys
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of required goods, materials or services and advise relevant individuals of any impact
  • Proactively update relevant individuals on issues or concerns, when there is a risk which could prevent the Company meeting customer demands
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices, and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice and tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Pro-actively contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods, materials, or services and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact the business
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible


  • Degree in Engineering/ Quantity Surveying
  • 5+ years' of previous experience in a similar position or appropriate comprehensive experience in similar position
  • Proven negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Strong proven experience of building and maintaining effective and productive relationships
  • Proven purchasing experience, preferable within an engineering or utilities environment

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