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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 586335
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Dunedin
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Construction

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 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

About us 

At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport Services business unit is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating a under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders.

We remain at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future.   

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference by joining us as we continue to build a better tomorrow for generations to come. 

About the role 

Working within a highly competent team of Estimators, bringing a range of experience and expertise, you will be responsible for developing accurate estimates for a variety of bids, across a range of disciplines, with a focus on maintenance contracts, project work and comprehensive asset management.

As our Estimator, you will be responsible for preparing accurate tenders and quotations, ensuring our competitiveness within the marketplace, whilst safeguarding our commercial success. Your role will include all aspects of bid pricing including analysis of tender documentation, research of current market rates for trades and services, asset assessment, identification of subcontractor requirements, and full bottom up pricing. Working with the wider estimating team to achieve objectives, you will ensure compliance with Downer Governance processes and procedures.

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.

About you

Our preferred candidate would have a strong background in Civil Estimating with proven commercial and operational experience in a project’s environment.  This is a hands-on role, and experience with proprietary estimating software packages is a must. Additionally, we are looking at applications that present proven experience in the following areas:

  • Strong industry experience with a good understanding of asset components
  • Experience with proprietary estimating packages (e.g. CANDY, CostX, Benchmark)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong commercial / numerical and analytical ability with a diligent eye for detail
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • High level negotiation and analytical skills
  • Sound working knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and prioritise
  • Experience in a structured tendering environment

Perks & Benefits 
Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, you will be offered a competitive remuneration package and enjoy flexible working as we take work-life balance so seriously we include it in your contract. 

Surrounded by a team of leading experts, we will equip you with all the best tools of trade you will require to deliver the excellence we are known for, plus a whole lot of extras such as merch and clothing. 

You will receive ongoing mentoring, training, and development opportunities to ensure your knowledge and skills continue to be industry leading and your career opportunities limitless in an organisation the size of ours.  

We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance. We are Rainbow tick certified and members of Diversity Works! We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave!    

And because we are all about relationships creating success, we offer our people a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners. You will receive extensive discounts and perks across an enormous number of sought-after multinational brands, think banking, gyms, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, and plenty more!  

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle, come and see for yourself why we are the crème de la crème of employers as we continue to build our future! Literally. We build the bridges, cross over and meet us.

How to bring your Difference to Downer 

If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form and upload your CV.  

If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in then head to our website to find out more 

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.  

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment drug test and medical. 


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