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Title:  Rail Estimator

Job Number:  4145

Sydney, AU

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.

We are currently seeking experienced Rail Estimators, to join our team in Sydney. As part of our rail estimating team, you will primarily be responsible for the preparation of accurate estimates for assigned tenders to ensure timely completion of the most cost-effective and comprehensive tenders. We are seeking personnel with experience across one or more Rail disciplines including track, overhead wiring, combined services routes, traction power and signalling.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

•    Estimate project quantities and costs in preparation of major tenders on a timely and cost-effective basis
•    Monitor current competitive prices, innovative and effective delivery techniques and cost trends
•    Establish cost code/work breakdown structure and competent contractual commercial and legislative compliance skills
•    Assist in allocating the Bill of Quantities for costing purposes
•    Undertake productivity and benchmarking analysis
•    Develop accurate estimates through first principles pricing of direct and indirect job costs
•    Review the Client's designs for opportunities and omissions.

 To succeed in this key role, it is expected you will have:

•    A minimum of 10+ years estimation experience in construction, tendering and/or project delivery especially in track, and P-Way, overhead wiring or signalling.
•    Tertiary qualification in Construction, Engineering, Quantity Surveying and/or Project/Construction Management
•    Multi-disciplinary estimating experience
•    Advanced financial management skills
•    Advanced skills in estimating computer software packages
•    Proven ability to communicate effectively to drive positive outcomes with all stakeholders (including internal, suppliers and sub-contractors)
•    Ability to communicate effectively to drive positive outcomes with managers, staff and key stakeholders
•    Strong relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills


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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