Estimator - Civils

Job Title: Estimator - Civils
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO-1806-89430_1537235643
Contact Name: Lydia van Vliet
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 24, 2018 17:02

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 and RMS, plus water and sewer upgrades.

Typically this will be in the $1mil - $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

Solid 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, though it's on your capacity. If you have 10 years experience doing this here in Sydney, we can talk a $150,000 base. If it's less experience, though still solid, I'll give you a guide. I also have other estimating civil jobs across multiple industries and seniority levels.

To apply, 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, quoting ref no. JO-1806-89430. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

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