Chief Civil Estimator / Manager

$250-275K package, Strong "Expert Estimator" knowledge and experience, Fantastic career opportunity to grow Brisbane infrastructure consultancy.

About the business


Empower Management is proud to be partnering exclusively with one of Brisbane's leading specialised infrastructure consultancy's offering expertise in Estimating / Constructability / Risk Analysis / Cost Planning / Verification / Business Case Studies and general infrastructure delivery advisory services across the transport infrastructure and heavy resources sectors. The business has developed a strong client base with consistent repeat works. They are looking to further develop their capabilities by expanding the service offering with new targeted segments. The active client relationships include both Government and Private Sector.


About the role


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. The career progression offered in this role will see you moving towards a leadership role in 12-18 months where profit share will be available. The business is Big on culture, Big on family balance and Big on staff development. Our client prides itself on being very selective on the work they choose to tender and thus have a good win ratio, backed by a solid team.




This role is paying a market high base salary with the expectation that you will access the bonus scheme as part of the leadership team. You will be expected to work a five day week and the company has an emphasis on work-life balance so normally a 5pm finish.


You will be responsible for


  • Managing a team of estimators, planners, risk professionals while still being able to get into the detail and perform 1st principal estimating.
  • Client lead, continuing to develop client relationships with both new and existing customers.
  • Senior Peer Reviewer for major Infrastructure estimates and reports pending client submission.
  • 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
  • Direct client interface role, representing the business

To be successful:

  • Lead / experienced Estimator or Manager with sound site 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.
  • Will still be expected to be hands-on while managing a small so 1st principles estimating experience is still required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Expert Estimation (2014 and Genesis) software
  • Must be able to lead a team of up to 5 estimators / direct reports
  • 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
  • Some previous onsite civil contractor delivery experience preferred.
  • A strong passion and commitment to drive growth in the business and make the role your own is essential.
  • The ideal candidate will have client networks and be highly regarded in Industry
  • Candidate should be comfortable with client interface, verbal and written communication.
  • Leadership roles in the business are expected to be client-facing.
  • Cultural fit is key: Team player / Good leader with high emotional intelligence
  • Ideally a minimum of 10-15+ years 1st principles civil estimating experience
  • Formal civil engineering qualification preferred



22/06/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 Construction
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