Senior Estimator

Location: Auckland Posted Date: June 23, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 571468 Careermine Job Id: 1844695
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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Construction, Civil Engineering

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand's infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand's biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Our Transport Services team at Downer NZ are experiencing sustained growth and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Estimator to join their busy team based in Auckland!

About the role
Reporting to the Construction Contract Manager, you'll be someone who can add value to our close knit team by working across a range of maintenance contracts and civil infrastructure projects.

As a key part of the team, you'll be involved in strategically planning the future workloads, as well working closely with our Bids team. Your days will consist of a mix of bid strategy, tender preparation and estimating. You'll also be involved in negotiation and handover, and evaluation and performance appraisal of subcontractors and suppliers - just to name a few!

About you
We want to hear from you if you have the following attributes (or can tick at least most of them):
  • Proven experience in the tendering process within a major contracting environment
  • A track record of working as part of a team on large value, multi-disciplinary projects
  • A formal tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or quantity surveying
  • A high degree of computer literacy including use of estimating software (preferably Candy CCS)
  • High level written and verbal communications skills
  • The ability to work closely within a great team


In return we offer
Downer tender for hundreds of millions of dollars of work each and every year. Subsequently you will be exposed to all types and sizes of projects throughout the Northern region.

A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience. This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment. We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation.