Estimator - Civils

Job Title: Estimator - Civils
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney C B D
Salary: $140000 per annum, Benefits: + car
Start Date: 2018-09-24
Reference: JO-1806-89430
Contact Name: Lydia van Vliet
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 25, 2018 13:14

Job Description

About the Company

A very well rounded organisation, with a key Sydney civil leader at the helm, is looking to increase on their impressive national footprint. They focus on providing national to local Governments, and their respected Authorities, plus major privately owned developers with a reliable, trustworthy and efficient source of civil contracting resources.

About the Role

This position is focussed on delivering profitable projects to the operations team. Currently the focus in Sydney is winning land development - residential & industrial sub-divisions, road infrastructure for local councils, plus water and sewer upgrades.

Typically this will be up to $3mil size. There will be a good range of trades and sub-contractors engaged. Whilst working as the sole estimating resource in Sydney, you will be working closely with state and national leaders who share the workspace.

Some of your key day to day responsibilities including –
  • Quote preparation
  • Tender submission
  • Source opportunities
  • Attend tender meetings
  • Negotiations
  • Engage suppliers / subcontractors
  • Support field operations

About You

Strong Australian experience across an number of civil / earthwork style operations, particularly focussed on subdivisions / council style earthworks ($1m - $3m)
  • Self-motivated to seek opportunities (you may be left on your own from time to time)
  • Strong financial acumen, and able to utilise data to justify decisions
  • Ability to source, review and negotiate with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great knowledge of multiple trades – subbies, as per the projects listed above

The Benefits

Salary is really flexible depending on experience. If you have 10 years experience doing this here in Sydney, we can talk a $140,000 base + car.

To apply now, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Lydia van Vliet on or 02 8093 0618, quoting ref no. JO-1806-89430. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

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