Job title: Estimator x2 - Refurbishment & Fitout
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Industry: Permanent Recruitment, Commercial Construction
Salary $130000 - $170000 per annum
Reference: BH-13787
Contact name: Neil Powell
Contact email:
Job description
  • #1 Boutique firm with offices in Melbourne & Sydney. Full in house design capability, supplemented by selected Lump Sum and Hard Dollar tenders.
  • #2. National firm with network of offices on east cost – join an established Estimating team in Melbourne on negotiated and hard dollar tender projects.
  • Sub-contractor selection and issue of tender documentation for pricing
  • Attending client tender briefings and site inspections
  • Sourcing best rates from suppliers
  • Taking off quantities and preparing rated bills
  • Preparing scopes of work
  • Submitting requests for clarification during the tender process
  • Chasing up sub-contractor pricing to meet deadlines
  • Comparison and following up clarifications from quotations received
  • Assist in preparing all required tender submission documentation
  • Attend tender review meetings with management team
  • Providing further information as requested once tenders have been submitted
  • Preparing cost plan budgets from early concept stage drawings
  • Assistance in the valuation of variations as required
  • Providing further clarifications during the course of a project to clients & project teams
  • Carrying out value management cost saving exercises
  • A solid base working within Estimating within refurbishment and fitout and the ability to run a tender independently
  • Good knowledge of refurbishment & fitout methodology and an ability to interpret building plans and specifications
  • Outstanding communication and relationship building skills – you must be able to maintain existing subcontractor relationships and develop new ones in time
  • Experience in the use of Buildsoft Cubit or similar
  • Exceptional management teams that mentor and develop their staff – you will learn from the very best
  • Handy offices in Melbourne’s CBD
  • Great company culture of support, success and shared responsibility
  • Strong work/life balance
  • Salary packages up to $170k available
  • Follow the links below and apply online, or:
  • Email your resume direct to
  • For a confidential chat about this role contact Neil Powell on 0432 538 193