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Job Description

  DPR Construction Nordics is looking for an MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) estimator with a minimum of 5 years of commercial construction experience for our projects in Amsterdam.As a MEP estimator you will create estimates for technical projects and work closely with the regional leadership team and our European Preconstruction team. MEP Estimators at DPR are typically working on several projects, leading the efforts in estimating the MEP/FP trades and coordination with our Civil, Structural, and Architectural (CSA) Teams.Our estimators work primarily on negotiated projects for privately owned commercial customers within our core markets mission critical and Life Science. You will work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and Trade Partners. 

General and specific responsibilities:

  • MEP Systems Conceptual budgeting and estimating
  • Quantification and pricing of construction documentation from the conceptual phase to and including complete construction documents
  • Trade Partner and vendor ‘relations building’, evaluation, selection, and procurement
  • Being a technical expert in Mechanical / Plumbing (and/or) Electrical scopes.
  • Working with the Precon team to bring the technical expertise into our proposals and estimates.
  • Leading communications with MEP subcontractors and having a pulse on the market and trends 
  • Offering innovative ideas and value engineering for the client to consider
  • Preparation and analysis (scoping) of electrical, fire alarm, mechanical, plumbing, fire sprinkler, HVAC and BMS/BAS & EPMS controls bid packages.
  • Being a vital part of DPR being "technical experts" and aggressively provide innovative solutions to complex issues. 
  • Leading or involved in Subcontract Procurement processes.
  • Make Trade Partner award recommendations to the customer/owner and negotiate and finalize subcontracts with trade partners.
  • Presentation of estimates/budgets/alternatives to owners/customers


  • Detailed knowledge of Mechanical OR Electrical OR both building systems and components
  • A formal education B.Sc. or M.Sc. as mechanical, electrical engineer, or related education is preferable
  • Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex technical issues
  • Speaks English and preferably Dutch
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Strong work ethic and a “can-do,” solution-oriented attitude
  • Knowledge of advanced technology and life science projects preferred
  • Experience with construction estimating software preferred
  • Experience with Building Information Models preferred
  • Team Player and ability to work in highly collaborative work environment

What we offer: 

  • A chance to join a global leader in the Data Centre & Life Science construction market
  • A great opportunity within a rapidly growing business to develop and accelerate your career
  • Becoming an integral part of a dynamic, diverse and highly collaborative Preconstruction Team
  • An ambitious, professional, and international team with a flat organizational structure
  • A dynamic and innovative work environment
  • Employee Benefits as gym reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program

DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking international general contractor and construction manager, specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher-education, and commercial markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with offices around the world, making it one of the largest general contractors in the USA and a great story of entrepreneurial success.We are builders by core and believes in two fundamental principles: Respect the Individual and Change the World. Europe is the newest region for the business, having opened its doors in January 2018. To date, we are working exclusively in the mission critical and Life Science markets and will be expanding into our other core markets in coming years. Joining the Nordics business offers an opportunity to shape our path forward as we rapidly grow our European footprint.DPR has been internationally recognized for its strong company culture, based on a well-defined purpose “We Exist to Build Great Things,” and four core values: integrity, enjoyment, uniqueness and ever forward. A flat, title less organization that empowers people at all levels to make decisions, DPR ranked on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for five consecutive years. For more information, visit

More information about the position 

If you would like further information about the position, please feel free to call Brian Russo, our Europe recruiter at: 076 422 38 04 or via email: [email protected]

We are looking forward to receive your applications!  

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