Estimating Manager

Lead the Estimating Team, Competitive salary and benefits on offer, including company car, Mid North Coast location.From humble, rural beginnings, Lahey Constructions has grown to become one of Australia’s most prominent and long-standing construction firms. Lahey have built a wide and diverse portfolio of projects ranging from hospitals, aged care, education and correctional facilities as well as community infrastructure, luxury apartments and resort complexes.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Estimating Manager to join our team, located in our Mid-North Coast Head Office.
The Chief Estimating Manager’s principal responsibility is management of the estimating department and all stages of tendering projects and their related activities. This role is also responsible for the review of the progress of existing projects to ensure their completion within the parameters of the established project budget.
Your responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage and coach the estimating team effectively by conducting regular meetings with each direct report to ensure they are meeting their key deliverables.
  • Ensure that Lahey Constructions tendering policies and system procedures are closely understood and effectively implemented by the estimating team.
  • Continually monitor progress of tender pricing against trade budgets to identify problems.
  • Be aware of and ensure compliance with head contract provisions and conditions that will impact on pricing and preliminaries.
  • Establish an overall programme that clearly identifies all activities and the appropriate milestones for the project bid.
  • Ensure optimal use of time in the preparation of tenders or negotiated work, with a concentration of effort on strategically important components.
  • Assess high risk activities and in conjunction with appropriate personnel recommend approach to be taken on tendered projects.
  • Actively participate in the development of a cost plan for all key areas of project costing such elements as a preliminary design develops.
  • Review and analyse key aspects of constructability / build ability with respect to design development and cost.
  • Manage all project bid filing and administration preceding construction including drawing controls.
  • Market Lahey Constructions services and seek opportunities for the company.
  • Conduct and contribute to tender review meetings.
  • Keep abreast of current market rates and issues and updates pricing.

Skills & experience:

  • Ideally, you will be degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying or Construction Management
  • Have a proven track record in the submission of successful tenders ranging in value from $5M-$100M
  • You will have the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with sub-contractors
  • You will have proven leadership capabilities

In return, we offer an excellent salary package (negotiable based on experience), a strong family culture and real opportunities for continued growth and development.

16/06/2020 $0 Sydney 1 Construction
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