Structural Steel Estimator

CIA Precast
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Full time
Posted 30d+ ago
  • Located in Tomago, New South Wales 
  • Permanent Role
  • Monday to Friday (full-time hours)

About the company

CIA Precast & Steel is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, tailored precast concrete and steel fabrication. With more than 25 years’ experience we pride ourselves on consistently exceeding customer expectations and providing value-add solutions.

Our state-of-the art facilities enable us to deliver the complete service offering for commercial and industrial building needs. With capabilities in product design and development, we offer modular systems, design and construction of pre-engineered proprietary products, CAD drawing facilities, structural steel detailing and fabrication. We also install, and provide project management and internal freight and batching services.

CIA Precast & Steel is a member of the ATB Morton Group of companies consisting of a wide range of construction related services including: steel fabrication, galvanizing, precast concrete, civil precast concrete products, ready mixed concrete, washed sand, property development and property repairs & maintenance.

About the role

Reporting to the Division Manager, this position involves the effective and timely submissions of tender for the supply of structural steel products across a range of construction projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain client and supplier relationships
  • Prepare accurate estimates by gathering information and determining key variables and analysing important metrics
  • Provide cost saving and design alternatives to provide competitive project delivery

Overall Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with key vendors, subcontractors, engineers, site & operational personnel
  • Understand the project and program and its requirements
  • Provide take offs from technical drawings and construction plans
  • Aid in all facets of the project design and quotation process
  • Ensure a quality product is presented and client expectations are met 
  • Provide estimates for both standard and nonstandard precast solutions
  • Provide input into tenders, quotes and contract reviews for major projects
  • Address technical concerns, ideas and suggestions
  • Select advantageous deals by evaluating offers and quotes
  • Use appropriate software for data analysis, forecasting and budgeting
  • Assist in the preparation of work orders, progress claims and invoices and maintaining project files
  • Acquire understanding of the requirements of the project and program at hand
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects and other decision makers to determine the specifications of the project
  • Select metrics and determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Ensure high quality, innovative and functional design is achievable
  • Adhere by all site policies and procedures


  • Hold relevant qualifications in Estimating or similar
  • Have previous experience in an Estimating role in a structural steel environment
  • Structural steel and installation experience
  • Proficient in software applications such as Excel and Cubit
  • Excellent people skills; the ability to converse with all levels within the organisation
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Have the ability to sort and meet costings/budgets
  • Visual awareness and eye for detail
  • Analytical mindset and excellent numerical skills
  • Conversant with the Building Code of Australia
  • Have a sound understanding of the Australian construction industry
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and drawings
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills required for dealings and negotiations
  • The ability to multitask, problem solve and organise activities with good time management 
  • Hold suitable industry knowledge and experience
  • Be computer literate
  • Have a valid driver’s licence
  • Show a commitment to safe work practices including being able to pass a drug and alcohol screening, including on-site random testing
  • Pass a full pre-employment medical prior to commencement

Benefits & culture

Our client offers the successful candidate: 

  • A unique opportunity to work within a strong and multi-faceted team
  • A permanent role

If you meet ALL the criteria and would like to be considered for the role, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your skills and experience to meet our criteria to HR by clicking “APPLY NOW”.

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