Junior Estimator & Scheduler

Junior Estimator & Scheduler:


About the Company:

A family based company specializing in granny flats, new homes, dual occupancy, townhouse & duplex developments on the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and surrounding areas. We are seeking an motivated Junior Estimator and Scheduler.Top candidates will preferably have experience in granny flats and new homes.

Director is actively involved in the business as the site supervisor and takes pride in what he does. The passion of his marticolus attention to detail reflects the company's success and growth. The company's core focus is on customer service and delivering the highest level of quality to our clients on time and within budget.



  • This position reports to Head Estimator and Principal Director.


 Company Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide quality customer service 
  • Deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Continually develop knowledge and undertake training when necessary 
  • Assist with multi-skilling and training of co-workers 
  • Be familiar with IT requirements 


Position Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out Scheduling and estimating duties to ensure accurate estimates and efficient scheduling 
  • Analyzing data relating to land, buildings and construction
  • Performing accurate quantity take offs, production orders, supplier and contractor agreements
  • Ensure margins are protected and maintained in accordance with businesses polices
  • Managing the purchasing process and project budgets
  • Accurate pricing for building tenders, contracts and variations
  • Allocating required suppliers and subcontractors
  • Providing support to site supervisor
  • Achieving estimating production targets
  • Create and maintain base model pricing
  • Negotiate best material and labour rates in line with managements KPI requirements
  • Reduce overall procurement costs in line with managements KPI requirements
  • Source new suppliers
  • Create and maintain company price books and promotions
  • Review and improve supplier and sub-contractor agreements
  • Identify cost savings in design, construction and site management
  • Help implement and maintain Quotefast estimating software, improve the use and functionality to efficiently and accurately prepare tenders
  • Refine and improve the current process in relation to purchasing, reporting, purchase order systems, job tracking, erosion 
  • Refine and improve processes using our Smartsheet scheduling data base
  • Update pricing within estimating software when necessary
  • Work through and identify tender risks and provide clarifications, etc
  • Prepare project budgets for review
  • Conduct regular meetings with key subcontractors, suppliers and supervisors when necessary
  • Source supplier and subcontractor quotes availability when necessary
  • Liaising with drafts people, engineers and other consultants
  • Analyse and reviewing scope of works, deal with CC, DA and OC requirements prior to tender submissions
  • Using industry and trade knowledge ascertain if drawn proposals can be built and determine most cost-effective construction methods
  • Liaise with building certifiers and authorities from local councils prior to construction commencing
  • Completing set tasks and achieving job targets
  • Liaise and carrying out requests from site, site supervisors, construction manager and clients
  • Discuss any site issues with supervisors and pass on or meet with suppliers, contractors and supervisors to iron out any issues
  • Implementing and improving the efficiency of the estimating and scheduling process
  • Attend formal meetings with company management to discuss various issues and items
  • Within company policy, identify and resolve problems, recognize opportunities for and participate in systems, service processes and quality improvements
  • Report on the accuracy of the information and research any cost overruns to directors
  • Monitor and review sub-contractors, supplier and consultants performance
  • Ensure job & order costs & quantities are completed efficiently, accurate & ensure margins are protected & maintained in accordance with the businesses policies
  • Other duties as instructed by HR or directors


Key Competencies of the Successful Candidate:


  • Successfully completed Bachelor in Construction Management [Building]
  • Experience within Procurement, Scheduling and estimating.
  • Experience in volume Project Homes, New Homes, Granny Flats and Multi Residential construction estimating and scheduling is preferred
  • Read and interpret architectural and engineering working drawings, soil reports and specifications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High level of communication skills both oral and written.
  • Passionate about building and construction industry.
  • A positive and self-motivated attitude.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office, XL, MYOB and a keen understanding of construction software.
  • Ability to train new staff to accurately estimate and schedule 
  • Thrives on process set up and improvement
  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills 
  • Team player 
  • Passion for innovation 
  • High attention to detail
  • Good initiative & problem-solving skills
  • English language literacy and fluency
  • Have a good work ethic & be able to take on given tasks as well as provide direction where appropriate


Applicants must be local to the Central Coast region

16/03/2020 $0 Gosford & Central Coast 1 Construction
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