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Estimator

  • Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About the role:

The Southern Transport Construction team has an opportunity for an experienced Estimator to join their busy team based in Dunedin.

With a strong construction pipeline in the Civil Construction sector, our business is well positioned to continue on this growth trajectory. The successful applicant will be expected to add value to an experienced construction team with estimating expertise across a range of integrated roading construction and maintenance projects.

Key responsibilities will include liaising with delivery managers, tender preparation and estimating, negotiation and handover, and evaluation and performance appraisal of subcontractors and suppliers – just to name a few!

You will also:

  • Interpret plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • Inspect work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards, and calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • Perform routine computations and plotting preliminary data

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

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Working for a progressive and stable organisation, Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we have a Flexible Working Policy
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises our people
  • Career development opportunities & a dedicated personal development plan
  • All the tools of trade you need to perform successfully your role including PPE, clothing, and merch
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more
  • 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
  • A Socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle, come and see for yourself why, as we continue to build our future! Literally.

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 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 join us as we continue to engineer and construct a better tomorrow for generations to come.

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  https://www.downergroup.com/case-studies

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

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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