Civil Estimating Manager (Northern Region) | Major Infrastructure

$250k � $300k base + super + vehicle + performance bonus structure, Major roads/highways, bridges construction experience, Tier 1 - civil contractor.

About the business


Our client is an award-winning diverse major civil contractor working across major infrastructure projects throughout Australia with offices in each state. Our client is a global player employing more than 193,000 people in some 100 countries.

Our client's philosophy is that the best Estimators have transitioned from site-based construction delivery roles and continue to be passionate about the details for final review and submission.  We are looking for an industry-leading estimating professional, who brings previous site-based engineering experience, together with extensive industry knowledge and commercial acumen. 


About the role


The Civil Estimating Manager is to lead the estimating team members to ensure the accuracy & competitiveness of the tendered price as well as to provide technical advice into tenders. This leadership and technical input are across a portfolio of concurrent infrastructure tenders that can include challenging transport or mine infrastructure projects; airport upgrades and multi-billion-dollar PPP projects.

This is a Northern region focussed role, based in the Brisbane office. The role is primarily founded on contributing to and critically reviewing all large to major project tenders submitted across the Northern region. A proven history of identifying value adds and having a unique insight to enhance the offer and provide a commercial advantage.  

You will be responsible for managing and developing a team of experienced estimators where this role will provide you with professional challenges and growth opportunity's all whilst working with a hardworking, dynamic and dedicated team. 


  • Manage a successful team of estimators while still being able to get into the detail and perform 1st principal estimating when required. Expert Estimator
  • Client interface lead
  • Managing project delivery risk on large infrastructure projects, as well as providing in-depth knowledge of client systems and risk management frameworks ensures the timely delivery of high confidence risk-adjusted cost estimates.
  • Developing an effective team culture, with an ongoing effort to improve the quality of work and outputs.
  • Fostering a good working environment, engaging all team members to advance their skill sets and knowledge base.
  • Supporting and developing estimators at a detailed level
  • Identify commercial risks and advantages in the tendering process
  • Is detail orientated with the ability to undertake a critical overview of contract conditions and specifications, quantity verification, staging and methodology including temporary works, assessment of 'assumptions' made in the tender, quotes used, program and staffing
  • Has extensive knowledge of 'Roads and Bridges' construction as well as 'Rail','Water/Dams' and 'Renewable Energy'.
  • Holds credentials to represent our client in commercial conversations/interviews with clients.
  • Has demonstrated capability in managing multiple stakeholder relationships.
  • Formal qualifications in Civil Engineering.
  • Direct client interface role, representing the business


Benefits and perks


  • First-class work-life balance/ quality of life!
  • Gain experience working with the best in the business
  • Join a tight-knit team focused on advancing its capabilities across the Northern region.  
  • Supportive team culture, exciting projects and excellent remuneration for the right candidate. More importantly, this must be viewed as a career move rather than a stop-gap. Our client has a long history of looking after their people and nurturing their careers.
  • Attractive package with a highly desirable and realistic performance bonus structure
  • Brisbane based role


To be successful:


  • Previous construction delivery experience: (ie ex Project Manager / Construction Manager / Senior Engineer or similar as there is a high degree of constructability in the service offering to ensure their advice is robust.
  • Experience in major infrastructure project will be required Rail, Roads, Bridges, Ports etc. $200m - $1bllion+
  • Strong working knowledge of Expert Estimation software
  • Must be able to lead a team of experienced senior estimators
  • Must be able to manage concurrent project assignments ie multi-task and operate across concurrent Clients and deadlines
  • Must have detailed civil infrastructure experience with a proven background in transport infrastructure projects experience
  • A strong passion and commitment to drive growth in the business
  • Candidate should be comfortable with client interface, verbal and written communication.
  • Cultural fit is key: Team player / Good leader with high emotional intelligence
  • Ideally a minimum of 10-15+ years civil estimating experience in a contractor environment.
  • Formal civil engineering qualification preferred


Our client has exclusively retained Empower Management to handle the recruitment process for this role. If you are interested in being a part of an established business that is rapidly expanding and that acknowledges its staff as one of the company's most important assets, please submit your CV .

Relocation assistance will be made available for suitable candidates who wish to move to QLD. You must live in Australia and have unrestricted working rights.


16/11/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 Construction
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