Civil Estimator, Sydney

Job Details

DesignBuild Search are working with leading civil Utility Infrastructure contractor involved in prestigious projects throughout Sydney. Due to continued growth they have an opportunity for a Civil Estimator in their Bondi office. The successful applicant will be involved in Design & Construct (D&C) and Construct only projects consisting of Gas, Facilities, Pipelines, Water, Sewer, Electrical, Substations, Transmission mains up to 330kV, Civil, Road, Rail, Infrastructure and Remediation across QLD, ACT and NSW


  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or Engineering.
  • Proven track record with more than 5 years’ experience (preferably in Australia)
  • Experience working on projects for and working with Government Agencies, Defence
  • Ability to interpret drawings.
  • Strong Organisational and Time-Management Skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to work in isolation to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent MS Excel skills with ability to construct MS Excel spreadsheets to suit relevant tenders.

Key Duties:

  • Review of contract documents including scope of works, specifications etc at tender stage.
  • Develop lump sum pricing / bill of quantities on a range of civil, utility and infrastructure projects using first principle estimates and open market quotes from subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Risk management and safe construction techniques when developing construction methodologies and programs with construction team.
  • Manage multiple tenders at any one time.
  •  Produce tenders from $1 million to $50 million.
  • Evaluate subcontractor and supplier pricing and negotiate subcontract terms and conditions.
  • Estimate and monitor the projects through the construction phase to handover.
  • Assisting the Construction and Commercial Teams to identify and prepare variations and EOT’s in accordance with the head contract.