Estimator / Cost Planner

Position Summary

Working closely with the Development, Design and Construction teams the role will be primarily involved with preparing bills of quantities and tenders, with the expectation to expand into cost planning.

Being proactive and staying up to date with industry trends, construction pricing and subcontractors in the market you will essentially own the estimate and take a lead role from start to submission.


Key Responsibilities

  • Estimating & Tendering: Prepare scope of works for sub trades, liaise with subcontractors and suppliers, send out RFQ and RFI’s to ensure that trade coverage is achieved on all the high-risk items concerning the project, vet and analyse tenders received, attend post tender clarifications and reviews, prepare submissions for external clients, maintain value management schedules, ensure tenders are submitted completely and accurately within time, prepare proper handover to site team prior to construction commencement.
  • Cost Planning: Learn and implement the tools of the cost planning skillset to the pre-development phase of projects. These include ‘high level’ and ‘elemental cost plans’, benchmarking and analysis of project metrics to enable wider team to make key decisions.
  • On-site Assistance: Maintain connection to site team throughout project delivery and provide relevant assistance to construction and admin teams. Frequent site as necessary to familiarise oneself with current building practices, methodologies and processes on site.
  • Measurement: Be proficient with the use of Cubit or similar ‘on-screen take-off’ platforms, where all measurement of cost plans and bills of quantities will be managed.
  • Personal & Team Development: Provide mentoring and training to new cadets and junior estimators on Piety systems and processes as well as software platforms to achieve a highly efficient team environment.
  • Benchmarking and Databases: Assist in populating and maintaining piety cost planning databases and benchmarking tools.

Apply for Position:

    Piety Head Office or as otherwise notified


    Employment Type:

    • Qualifications (Desirable however not necessary): Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Construction Project Management or similar related tertiary education.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
    • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with others. Ability to effectively lead a team to deliver accurate and timely outcomes.
    • Analytical: Ability to demonstrate initiative and creativity in problem solving.
    • Time Management: Ability to work to deadlines, schedules, and guidelines, with attention to detail.
    • Strategic Behaviours: Be adaptable and flexible in responding to the overall needs of the business. Able to work unsupervised and act with the highest levels of integrity. Demonstrated achievement in facilitating growth and development of the business and its people.
    • Organisation & Development: Identify opportunities, develop plans, gain commitment, and allocate resources to achieve desired outcomes. People and project management skills to effect lasting change.
    • Live the values/culture of the organisation.

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