Civil Estimator – Christchurch, NZ

The search is on for a Civil Estimator to join this contractor based in Christchurch. Due to an increase in activity in the sector they are now looking for new blood to join their team. A specialist in the civil & infrastructure sectors in New Zealand this contractor’s portfolio includes pipelines, marine, drainage, piling, tunnelling, water, earthworks, demolition and concrete works. Traditionally a subcontractor they are now working more as a main contractor or as part of joint ventures, allowing them to work on a wider scope of projects.

As Estimator you will have a broad civil and infrastructure background that could include other industry roles outside of the estimating space. This deeper understanding of the construction process can only be seen as a benefit to your estimating ability. You will be responsible for looking after the bulk of the estimates within the Christchurch region with values in the region of $15 million or above. General civil works will make up the bulk of your focus but there will be some specific work around piling and so any experience in this sector will be advantageous. Although part of a team you will be expected to use your own initiative and work independently in order to get the job done. Other desirable attributes include;

  • A degree or equivalent industry related qualification
  • A minimum of 10 years in the civil sector with at least some time in an estimating role
  • Experience in a wide range of civil disciplines (see above)
  • Experienced with estimating software such as Benchmark or similar
  • A proven track record of successfully winning projects
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills

This is a great position with a company that enjoys working and playing hard. They have an open door policy and understand that working as a team will result in success for everyone. The position offers a salary reflective of your experience as part of a bigger package. If the opportunity to work for a fantastic company in New Zealand appeals to you then contact Phil on +6421 489 367 or send a detailed copy of your CV to and I will be back in touch. The aim is to find the best candidate, not the closest, and as such this role is not exclusive to New Zealand candidates so feel free to apply if you are based overseas.

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