Position Purpose: To contribute to securing profitable civil construction contracts through the timely and accurate preparation of cost estimates that meet client specifications, incorporate efficiencies in project delivery, and maximise profit margins.

Responsibilities: Plan and sequence work packages using sound civil construction and project management methodology, taking into account available resources and expertise, client requirements, and profit targets. Identify risks and contingencies, establish controls and price accordingly. Estimate types and quantities of materials and labour required for delivery of each work package. Estimate duration and effort for each work package based on expected availability of materials and labour. Confirm preliminary estimates with Estimating Manager. Prepare and obtain approval to issue invitation to quote for the supply of goods and/or services. Assess suppliers’/subcontractors’ quotations, and use quoted prices to calculate the scheduled rates for the required goods and/or services. Calculate total materials, labour, indirect and overhead costs for each work package to meet client’s requirements and maximise profit. Calculate total work cost, including overheads and approved margin. Review all cost estimates for accuracy and submit for approval by Estimating Manager. Prepare customer quotation to meet tender price schedule requirements. Document details in bid management system and bid file and submit estimate to Estimating Assistant for formatting and inclusion in bid document. Price any changes and/or variations during contract negotiation or project delivery as required.

Qualifications: Relevant tertiary qualifications (Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Management, Diploma of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering) 

Experience: Hands-on experience in the civil construction/infrastructure industry, as estimator or project manager