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Senior Estimator - Fabtech

Richard Altman Consulting - Adelaide, SA

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


Fabtech is the leading Australian geomembrane installer with a national and international reach. A proven leader in the multi-disciplined technology that encompasses the design and installation of geosynthetic barrier systems for dams, reservoirs, landfills, effluent lagoons, tunnels, irrigation channels and tanks.

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for calculating major project cost estimates, and you will be involved in the planning, development, negotiation, and contract execution of projects. Some of your responsibilities will also include:

  • Analysis of tender opportunities and developing the bid strategy for success and margin maximisation
  • Preparation of technically and commercially accurate and competitive tender submissions
  • Following-up tender submissions and converting submissions into a contract
  • Developing a network of industry influencers, clients and suppliers who can provide information to:
    • Enhance the competitiveness of tenders
    • Provide visibility of forthcoming projects
    • Assist in closing contracts

This position provides the opportunity to become a technical expert in the relevant specialist geosynthetic materials, supply sources, and compliance testing requirements. You will also become an industry expert in material sourcing options, material market prices to achieve best sourcing pricing, and developing a competitive long-term sourcing strategy.

To be successful you will need significant experience in a senior estimator role working on national projects including those in remote sites. Your projects will have typically been from small to large ($20m) with simple contract and delivery requirements to demanding Tier 1 contractors. You will also be able to demonstrate experience in international sourcing and logistics. Other requirements for the role include:

  • Experience in sourcing high value materials with complex technical specification compliance requirements.
  • A Degree in a relevant discipline with supporting professional accreditation
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the important complexities of technical specifications.
  • Ability to interpret civil drawings to determine material requirements, construction methods and interaction issues between trades.
  • Managing multiple tenders simultaneously
  • Tender (commercial and contract) negotiation and successful close on favourable terms.
  • Strong Excel and AutoCAD experience particularly around assessing areas and take-off’s
  • Experiences in refining cost models to align with actual experience
  • Some business development experience

You will be a good communicator and be able to engage with clients and suppliers. You can think strategically and can resolve contract conflicts. Most of all you will demonstrate and ability to learn a new technical discipline quickly.

This critical role provides an opportunity to join an industry leader and develop unique industry skills.

Adelaide, SA

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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