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Title:  Senior Estimator

Job Number:  8375

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2009

About John Holland

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?

About the Role

Our Rail Business is looking for a Senior Estimator to ensure accurate estimates of the total cost of allocated projects are completed on time, in accordance with required technical standards.

Responsibilities of the role include (but are by no means limited to);

  • Estimate project quantities and costs in preparation of major tenders on a timely and cost effective basis
  • Monitor current competitive prices, new 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 Client’s designs for opportunities and omissions
  • Assist site managers in the development of variation / EOT claims
  • Interpret specifications and standards and assess their impact on project costs
  • Understand legislation that could have an impact on project costs
  • Liaise with subcontractors/suppliers to ensure accurate pricing to make assessment of supplier and subcontractor quotes
  • Undertake a tender risk assessment and produces Risks and Opportunities schedule
  • Manage and present tender including multi -discipline/JVs to business leaders for approval
  • Lead tender line by line reviews
  • Prepare presentation materials for final tender reviews
  • Provide feedback and collate tender deviations / exceptions
  • Manage stakeholders groups across the business and in external support areas
  • Provide technical inputs as a team leader to ensure the timely completion of estimates
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems, reporting and procedures

The Successful Applicant

To succeed in this role, it is essential you have relevant tertiary qualifications and expertise in rail / civil construction cost planning, tendering and project delivery. This will include;

  • Advanced financial management skills
  • Multidisciplinary estimating experience
  • Experience in Construct Only, Design and Construct, Managing Contract, Alliance, JVs and PPP Contract Types

You will also need to have superior communication skills and demonstrate excellent client relationship and stakeholder management.

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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.