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Title:  Senior Cost Planner

Job Number:  9133

Melbourne, AU

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

Are you up for the challenge?


We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Cost Planner to join our VIC building business. The role will ensure accurate cost plans / estimates of allocated projects are completed on time, in accordance with required technical standards and to provide leadership in the preconstruction phase of the project



Cost plan / estimate project quantities and costs in preparation of major tenders on a timely and cost- effective basis

Provide iterative feasibility cost plan pricing for commercial assessment project analysis

­ Monitor current competitive prices, new techniques and cost trends

­ Establish trade cost code / work breakdown budgets

­ Peer review cost plans / estimates prior to submissions

­ Interpret drawings, specifications, briefs, scopes, and standards and assess their impact on project costs

­ Understand legislation that could have an impact on project costs including relevant building codes

­ Complete a project cashflow that provides a minimum cash neutral position

­ Ensure alignment and relationships are maintained with all Regional Senior Cost Planners / Estimators

­ Manage, prepare and present escalation schedules

­ Manage subcontractors/suppliers to ensure accurate pricing of quotations as part of the adjudication process ­

Manage, prepare and present risk and opportunity assessment and schedules ­

Manage, prepare and present cost plan / project costs to business leaders for review and approval ­

Mentor and develop skills of staff to ensure high standards of technical performance, including training ­

Maintain cost data bases for all targeted building sectors ­ Extract as-built costs from all projects ­

Lead and co-ordinate benchmarking efforts ­ Ensure that cost plans / estimates follow company procedures ­

Exhibit outstanding leadership in health, safety, environmental and risk management, compliance and auditing ­ 



Tertiary or Trade Qualifications in Construction, Engineering, Science, Quantity Surveying and/or Project/Construction Management

Minimum 10 years’ construction experience ideally with exposure to a tier one or two building contractor.

Advanced financial management skills

Advanced skills in estimating computer software packages



As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives. Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

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