Senior Estimator / BDM

Hinchen Resources
Cairns & Far North
$140k + super + comms +++ (neg)
Full Time
Posted 27d ago

Our Cairns based customer is an experienced, locally owned and operated commercial construction company who are proud of their diverse team and history of success in delivering projects and services Their expertise includes commercial shop fit-outs, new builds, design, extensions, concreting, refits, property maintenance, and more.  They are a locally owned Commercial Builder in growth and are looking to introduce a Senior Estimator/BDM into a pivotal role in their organisation, aligned to their growth strategy.

Report into the Managing Director, your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Leading a small estimator team - strategic and operational hands on leadership
  • Business Development Function – including developing your networks to maximise on your success, pitching for business and developing long term trusted partnerships with the businesses you will be servicing
  • Reviewing tender and contract documentation.
  • Attending site inspections with client & subcontractors.
  • Prepare tender packages.
  • Requesting and reviewing subcontractor & supplier quotations.
  • Measure and prepare detailed bill of quantities.
  • Issuing client Requests for Information -  including 3rd party specification management   
  • Prepare Tender submissions inclusive of tender schedules, construction methodologies, construction programs, staging plans, etc.
  • Servicing and expanding subcontractor database
  • Identify, evaluating and estimate value management opportunities
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and administration
  • Complete feasibility studies to determine the value of a project before proceeding
  • Develop & continually critique / monitor estimating processes & strategies, ensuring our systems are of best practice in the industry
  • Procurement advice including tendering strategy
  • Review tender documentation and provide accurate detailed scopes accordingly
  • Evaluate engineering drawings and architectural specifications
  • Assess any changes to design to determine the impact on cost
  • Provide quotations in line with prepared or provided scopes of work

    What you will bring to the role:

    • A genuine alignment to the organisation’s values:  Add value, Take Accountability, Be Safe and Have Integrity
    • Demonstrated success managing the tender estimating and cost planning processes for the business
    • A confident communication style, and you will enjoy the challenge of being an action orientated decision maker, embedding confidence into customers that you know what you are talking about and understand their goals
    • You will be naturally engaging, with a positive and enthusiastic personality and ideally a sense of humor
    • You are an expert in your field – ideally a degree within Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or Engineering
    • An understanding of Project Management  
    • Understanding of market trends for material and labour costs  
    • A demonstrated understanding of construction methodologies & market rates
    • A good understanding of BCA requirements
    • High attention to detail
    • Good verbal & written communication skills
    • Experience in using Revit
    • A motivated winning mindset 
    • Naturally competitive 
    • Procurement experience ideal
    • Ideally a Senior Estimator who has been successful in the Cairns region, although this is not essential as the brand is well regarded
    • Contract negotiation, drafting and administration
    • Current WHS knowledge and ability to factor into role and functions
    • Construction WhiteCard
    • Agreement for National Police Check
    • Current motor vehicle license 

      In return, you will have the opportunity

      • To work within a close-knit team with a determined focus on teamwork and collaboration
      • For career progression and professional development  
      • Circa $140k package (negotiable) + comms + career development

      [link removed]This is an exciting career opportunity for a highly engaging and exp Construction Estimator who enjoys loads of autonomy and responsibility to genuinely contribute to the success of this high performing organisation in growth, whilst working alongside a highly talented and engaging MD.

      Hinchen Resources are a team of experienced industry recruiters who offer a highly informative honest process, where our genuine goal is to provide a quality and valued service. One that is respectful to all and is as transparent as possible. Confidentiality is assured with all applications, with your privacy our utmost priority.

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