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Title:  Rail Estimator

Job Number:  1359

Parramatta, AU

Project Estimator
From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australia, and is now one of the nation’s leading infrastructure and property companies. We work in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia offering services from infrastructure and property development, to rail and building. By finding solutions to complex challenges, we transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

 John Holland manages the prestigious Country Regional Network (CRN) which makes us the first accredited private rail transport operator of a government owned heavy rail network in NSW, and one of only three accredited managers of public rail infrastructure in the State. The scope involves the operation, management and upgrade of country railway lines across NSW including 2,700km of operational freight and passenger lines, and 3,100km of non-operational lines.

We are currently seeking a Project Estimator with Rail experience to join the CRN team based in Parramatta. You must also be flexible to travel to the regional sites on occasion. 

 Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Prepare estimates, quantities, prices, costing for projects
  • Program and sequence works
  • Interpret specification and standards and assess their impact on project costs
  • Review client’s designs for opportunities and omissions
  • Prepare request for quotation for subcontractor and/or suppliers
  • Assess both design development contingency & construction contingency costs
  • Partake in construction methodology reviews to arrive at most cost-effective construction solution
To be successful in this key role, you must have:
  • Tertiary or Trade Qualifications in Construction, Engineering, Science, Quantity Surveying and/or Project/Construction Management
  • Previous experience as an Estimator in the Rail industry
  • Experience using Candy
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • The flexibility to travel when required 


John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives. 
From Parliament House to the Alice to Darwin Rail Link, from the MCG’s Great Southern Stand to Sydney Metro, we’ve had a hand in the Australia we all know today. We are currently involved in delivering many of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. Whatever we face, the heart of what we do is creating people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities. We think deeply about what we do and how it affects communities. We push boundaries and innovate, gain trust through our actions and whatever the project, we’re in it for the long, long term.
We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development.
We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland.

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