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Estimator - Commercial Plastering & Carpentry


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Source: uWorkin


  • Project values ranging from $200K to $5 million across the Melbourne area.
  • Full-time position.
  • Located 40km from Melbourne CBD, just off M3 Eastlink, with onsite parking.
  • Friendly & supportive team environment. 

We are a commercial Plastering & Carpentry company located in Carrum Downs, Victoria, and we are looking for an Estimator to join our team. 

About us

Established in 1988, we specialise in all aspects of commercial Plastering & Carpentry including metal/timber partition systems, aluminium glazed partition systems, suspended ceilings, doors/frames/hardware. 

About the role
Reporting to the Senior Estimator you will take responsibility for estimating fit-out projects.

Duties will include:

  • Prepare well-considered and accurate tender submissions through liaising with clients and discussing with Senior Estimator.
  • Review all tender documentation received inclusive of Drawings, Specifications, Finishes Schedules, Door & Hardware Schedules, Fire Engineer Reports, Acoustic Reports, Section J Reports, etc.
  • Analyse, interpret & thoroughly understand all documents received including marking-up drawings to reflect required scope of works, highlighting/tagging critical items/conflicts, areas of note/concern, write summary of tender discovery, etc.
  • Raise RFI’s throughout tender period and seek clarification as required.
  • Contact suppliers & subcontractors requesting quotations.
  • Prepare take-off quantities within relevant timeframe for handover to the Senior Estimator, Commercial Manager, and/or Managing Director.
  • Ensure all take-offs are completed on time, accurate and of the highest standard.
  • Taking a proactive approach in all aspects of your work.
  • Working co-operatively & constructively with the Senior Estimator in the preparation of all Tenders.

What do you need

  • Min. 2 years estimating experience essential preferably in the Commercial Fit-out industry.
  • Attention to fine detail, accuracy and patience required to carry out estimates.
  • Excellent ability to accurately read, interpret, analyse and cross-reference architectural drawings, schedules, reports, scope of works, and our customers’ requirements/requests.
  • Experience liaising & obtaining pricing from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve with positive outcomes.
  • Ability to work with high degree of accuracy & detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, work well under pressure and to deadlines, with the ability to work additional hours as required to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ability to work autonomously and/or as part of a team as required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Conduct and present yourself and the company in a professional manner at all times.
  • Friendly and courteous personality with a positive can-do attitude and strong work ethic.

The Rewards

  • Attractive remuneration package based on experience.
  • Modern office close to major arterials situated in a parkland setting.
  • Supportive and excellent teamwork environment.
  • Immediate start.
  • Future career progression.


Please do not call Veritas Recruitment as they are supporting us in advertising and forwarding resumes to us for review.

If you think you have what it takes to fill this role, we would love to hear from you. 

Please include a covering letter outlining why you want to work for us and demonstrate how you can fulfill our key requirements, as well as your CV. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates may need to undergo a National Police Check (at our expense).

Please: No agencies or resumes from agencies.