Senior Estimator

Job Title: Senior Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Riverstone
Salary: $140000 - $200000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-01-10
Reference: JO-1812-92517-1
Contact Name: Lydia van Vliet
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 10, 2019 15:26

Job Description

About the Company

Well Established Construction company specialising in Retail Construction, Fit Out & Refurbishment. Established in 2008 in Sydney, they have since opened additional offices in Melbourne & Brisbane & completed projects across Australia after building ongoing relationships with industry-leading clients including major retail operators. Being included on BRW Fast Grower’s List of Australia multiple times they are predicting huge growth through the next 12 - 18 months. 
They hold the reason for success down due to a few things:
  • Their unwavering commitment to the core values
  • Their focus on the customer & strong company culture  

About the Role

Reporting to the National Commercial Manager, our client are looking for a senior estimator who is looking to progress into an Estimating Manager. 

This position will work to:
  • Implement best practice estimation methods across the team
  • Lead cost targeting and benchmarking activities from concept to design to achieve the lowest product costs and support the implementation of cost reduction opportunities
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with subcontractors, industry suppliers and in some cases Client representatives, facilitating negotiations and identifying new opportunities for business development.
  • Mentor an engaged and motivated team which enables the company to make profitable and competitive bids by developing accurate cost information.
  • Facilitate negotiations and identifying new opportunities for business development. 

About You

  • 8+ years estimating experience in commercial construction projects (including previous experience as a Senior Estimator) is essential
  • Experience in retail fit out/refurb and new build highly desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of estimating strategies and techniques
  • Proficient in relevant computer- based software including EstimateOne and CostX or similar (e.g. Bidcontender, JobPac, Buildtools)
  • Commercial and financial acumen, with an understanding of accounting and project management concepts
  • Proven ability to tender on multiple projects simultaneously and respond flexibly to changing requirements and deadlines
  • Able to read and interpret project plans and technical data and translate to others
  • Solid understanding of research methodology, data analysis and estimation metrics
  • Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels and develop relationships
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong time management and organizational skills
  • A relevant Bachelor (or equivalent) construction management or similar degree such as Quantity Surveying.
The Benefits

  • One of the fastest growing construction companies in Australia
  • Above market salary 
  • Career Progression and Development  

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 02 8093 0618, quoting ref no. JO-1812-92517. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

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