Job Description

Cost Planner/PQS (Residential)

Ref No: jb.cp.resi.007542.wk17

Co. Dublin, Ireland

€75,000 - €80,000 per annum

Cost Planner/PQS (Residential)

Dublin North

€70-85K+ Package

Required for leading residential developer undertaking 15+ residential projects across Leinster.

Ideal candidate will have  5+ years' experience.


  • Preparation of cost plans from early feasibility through to detailed cost planning ready for handover to project team.
  • Participation in design team meetings through the design phases offering cost advice to ensure the financial viability of the project without compromising the design.
  • Ensure that the design team stay cognizant of the most efficient unit types, unit and project layouts and building materials when progressing a scheme design.
  • Liaison with project delivery teams ensuring construction budgets for upcoming developments are robust.
  • Liaising with the sales teams to ensure specifications and budgets properly reflect the market expectations of each project.
  • Taking off Quantities to create Bills of Quantities for upcoming developments, interpreting those BoQ’s to provide site teams with working documents and budgets.
  • Interrogation of current project exit costs to ensure real time cost data is informing new projects.
  • Development / maintenance of a databank of Cairn construction costs to assist the ongoing Cost Estimation and Financial Appraisal process.
  • Prepare Part V applications to Local Authorities and follow those submissions to ensure compliance is achieved.
  • Liaising and engaging PQS consultant to prepare BOQ for the project budget. ensuring the PQS has the latest information.
  • Attend meetings and undertake site visit


  • Post-Graduate experience in PQS/Main Contractor/Developer.
  • Good IT skills with competency at Buildsoft-Cubit, Cost-ex or equivalent, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A willingness to attend training and to develop relevant knowledge, techniques, and skills.

Attractive packaghe on offer for successful candidate

To register your interest, please forward your CV to john.behan@icds.ieor call 01632200 to discuss.


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