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New Zealand’s civil and infrastructure space is already busy and with a massive pipeline of work ahead things are only going to get busier. As such my client is on the lookout for an intermediate estimator to join their commercial team to assist in successfully winning their fair share of the work. In order to secure the right skills and experience this contractor is looking locally and internationally to find the right person.

Focusing on the heavy civil space, these projects will include water, structures, rail and major projects to name but a few. Working throughout the north and south island this contractor has completed some of the most prestigious and challenging projects in New Zealand and their name echoes quality and professionalism. They are now looking for an experienced civil estimator to join the team as they head into a prosperous era for the civil sector in New Zealand.

A specialist in the civil & infrastructure sectors in New Zealand this contractor leans towards heavier civil works that include pipelines, marine, drainage, roads, bridges, rail, water, mechanical, earthworks, piling and concrete. Projects include both conventional and design and build and can range in value from $500,000 to $500 million+ either as a lone contractor or as part of an alliance/joint venture.

As Intermediate Estimator you will be part of the commercial team consisting of estimators, engineers and attributes writers, strategically planning the workload ahead and leading the tender/bid team. You will be responsible for creating method statements, risk assessments and tender programmes and documents whilst at the same time liaising with designers, clients and subcontractors where appropriate. Your background can be varied but you must have experience with a major contractor working in the heavy civil and infrastructure space. Other desirable attributes include;

  • A degree or equivalent industry related qualification
  • A minimum of 8 years in the civil sector with at least half in an estimating role
  • Experience in a wide range of civil disciplines (see above)
  • Experienced with estimating software such as Candy or similar
  • A proven track record of successfully winning projects
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills

Although highly demanding this role is also very rewarding and the successful candidate will play a crucial part in the ongoing success of the business. Expectations are high but an excellent salary and package will reflect the expertise and experience that is brought to the role. If this is a position that interests you contact Phil on +6421 489 367 or send a detailed copy of your CV in confidence to pponder@catalystrecruitment.co.nz and I will be back in touch. The aim is to find the best candidate 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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