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Surveying, Construction

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand's infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand's biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Changes are afoot and we have an exciting opportunity for an Estimator to join our busy team based in Hastings. You will need to be an individual who will add value to our close-knit team by working across a range of civil infrastructure projects. You will need to have a roading background or have studied towards a degree in civil infrastructure.

Reporting to the Construction Operations Manager, you will need to hit the ground running even if you have a few years into their career or you're looking to sink their teeth into a new challenge.

About the role
As our Estimator, you will be a liaison with senior management on bid strategy, tender preparation and estimating, negotiation and handover, and evaluation and performance appraisal of subcontractors and suppliers - just to name a few! Along with these responsibilities, you will in a bit more detail also:

  • Co-ordinate pre-letting negotiations and respond to clarification requests
  • Contribute to the compilation of tender risk and opportunity registers
  • Provide assistance to project management roles across the business. Where required, undertake the role of project manager
  • Contribute to the development of the Lower Northern business by identifying local market opportunities. Be aware of committed forward workload and the residual capacity of local resources
  • Assist in the development of relationships with internal and external customers, providing advice and solutions

About you

You'll need to have proven experience in the tendering process within a major contracting environment. You also have:

  • A formal tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or quantity surveying
  • A high degree of computer literacy including use of estimating software
  • A high level written and verbal communications skills
  • The ability to work closely within a great team


A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience. This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment. We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation.