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Senior Estimator Quantity Surveyor

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 556274
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Finance & Administration, Project Management, Telecommunications

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.

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.

Downer tender for hundreds of millions of dollars of work every year so you will be exposed to projects throughout New Zealand many of which are of national significance and are high profile.

Our Engineering Services business have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Estimator/Quantity Surveyor ideally with either Estimating, Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Design or Project Management skills to join their Auckland based team.

The successful candidate will apply their estimating and commercial skills to compile sound high standard quotes and tender submissions by bid deadlines while also providing assistance to project management roles across the business utilising Quantity Surveyor skills and practices ensuring consistent project outcomes.

Reporting to the National Projects Manager, Engineering Services, you will provide insights and knowledge on the current market conditions including future opportunities and maintain a strong understanding of our industry counterparts, developing relationships with key supplier and subcontractor partners. You will also contribute to the ongoing successful development of our business through maintaining and sustaining value add relationships with internal and external customers, providing forward thinking advice and solutions.

To be successful in the role you will need experience in estimating Electrical and Mechanical/HVAC works and be able to interpret Client Requirements and Specifications to prepare quotations. You will understand generally how projects and service contracts are organised, managed and delivered and ideally have knowledge and be competent to engage and solicit quotes from New Zealand based suppliers and subcontractors to deliver the diverse range of projects in the Engineering Services portfolio. You will need to be a good team player within the National team use both your own knowledge of the Electrical and Mechanical and that of subject matter experts within the team to present robust quotations and apply strong commercial skills to enable successful project outcomes.

Ideally, you will have a relevant qualification, a minimum of 5 years estimating experience and be technology savvy in the use of all Microsoft Office Applications. It will be essential that you can demonstrate a high level of written and verbal communication along with commercial acumen. Naturally to be successful within this role you will be driven to achieve great results and manage your time effectively to deliver to tight deadlines.

Please apply online at  and search for job number 556274.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical. 

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