Cost Estimator


We are currently looking for a NV1 Cost Estimator to join our team on a permanent basis. This varied role is essential to the success of the business. A strong Defence background is essential as well as a positive attitude and the flexibility to take on tasks that may be outside of your job description. The role will lead and manage cost estimation and analysis for a range of sustainment and acquisition Aerospace projects.


  • Manage the cost estimates through to cabinet submission
  • Provide expert cost analysis and business guidance
  • Liaise with management, staff, customers, contractors and other organisations.
  • Perform financial investigation tasks
  • Carry out assessment of life cycle cost modelling
  • Ensure transfer of knowledge to the rest of the team  


  • Demonstrated experience in Cost Estimation
  • Demonstrated experience in a Defence environment
  • Understanding of project development phases (gate 0 to gate 2)
  • Experience on sustainment and acquisition projects (desirable)
  • High level attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Hold a NV1 security clearance with the ability to upgrade to a NV2  


  • An environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive 
  • Rewarding careers with ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements and a genuinely supportive, inclusive culture
  • Focus on keeping each other safe 
  • Other benefits including an Employee Assistance Program, Professional Memberships, Salary Sacrifice and Subsidised Parking


At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector

20/04/2021 $0 ACT 1 Accounting
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