Estimator - Transport & Infrastructure

Last update 2023-12-06
Expires 2024-01-06
ID #1930810640
Estimator - Transport & Infrastructure
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified November 20, 2023


Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki konei | Why you will enjoy working here
Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful.We offer:

Competitive remuneration package and company vehicle
Free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
Discounts for Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!
$500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer
Progression and development programs, including our inspiring leader's programme for top performers

Have a look at our other great benefits here!
Te kowhiringa | The Opportunity
Reporting to our Tendering & Estimating Manager, you'll work with a highly competent team of estimators who bring a range of experience and expertise across the above sectors. Be responsible for developing accurate estimates for a variety of bids, across a range of disciplines, with a focus on term maintenance contracts, project work and comprehensive asset management.
Your main focus is to prepare accurate tenders and quotations, ensuring their competitiveness within the marketplace whilst safeguarding the company's profitability. This will include all aspects of bid pricing including analysis of tender documentation, determination of current market rates for trades and services, asset assessment, identification of subcontractor requirements and full bottom up pricing.
You will work with the wider estimating team to achieve the above outcomes and ensure compliance with Downer Governance processes and procedures. This will include liaising with internal financial analysts, Business Development and Operational staff to ensure bids are priced in accordance with current operating procedures, market conditions and comply with approval gates, as set by the overarching bid governance.
Upon award of a contract, the Estimator will work closely with Business Development and Operational staff to ensure that all pertinent information relating to the bid is transferred in a professional and timely manner.This is a Full Time, Permanent opportunity based from the Downer Penrose depot.
Nga pukenga matua | Important Skills
Our preferred candidate would have a strong background in Civil Estimating within Infrastructure, Utilities and Transport sectors with proven commercial and operational experience in a projects environment. This is a "doing" role and experience with proprietary estimating software packages is a must.
To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

Strong industry experience in Infrastructure and Utilities with a good understanding of asset components
Experience with an industry proprietary estimating packages (e.g. CANDY, CostX, Benchmark)
Strong commercial / numerical and analytical ability with a diligent eye for detail
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated understanding of the use of "First Principles of Estimating" essential (bottom up approach)
High level negotiation and analytical skills
Proven ability to work under pressure and prioritise (time management)
Experience in a structured tendering environment

Ko wai matou | Our OrganisationWant to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site here!Me pehea ki te tono | How to applyIf this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 601431.We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please talk to our team.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Estimator - transport & infrastructure

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