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Senior Estimator - Residential Builder


Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


JOB TITLE: Senior Estimator 6-9 month Contact
LOCATION: Gold Coast/Brisbane
REPORTING TO (ROLE): Estimating Manager

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure estimating and project reporting is completed accurately and on time for built-form projects.

Major Accountabilities
▪ Provide budget and cost support to departments as required.
▪ Create and issue purchase orders accurately and timely.
▪ Provide BOQ audit identifying costs and overrun reports

Reporting and Measuring Performance (20%)
▪ Provide cost reporting to management as and when required.
▪ Undertake and report back to finance cost to complete for projects monthly.
▪ Undertake Development feasibility updates on a bi-monthly basis and advise of forecast build cost for each project.
▪ Undertake Cost Overrun reporting for each project monthly and put in place mitigation strategies to limit repeated cost overrun issues.
Project Estimating (30%)
▪ Monitor construction schedules and expedite purchase orders in accordance with lead time requirements.
▪ Negotiate with suppliers obtaining best practice and price while ensuring VWH is abreast of commercial and technical matters.
▪ Monitor performance of suppliers relative to pricing, completeness, and timing of deliveries.
▪ Provide cost reports as required by the General Manager – Housing.
▪ Liaise with Design & Documentation Teams on new product to enable timely presentation of estimates with National Product Manager.
▪ Generally, monitor building work to ensure compliance with plans and specifications and that proper techniques and materials are used on housing product.
▪ Ensure accuracy of incoming and outgoing documentation.
▪ Coordinate site control costs with Construction Operations Manager to ensure workflows attain best results.
▪ Interpret building plans, building regulations, and codes of practice.
Production Estimating (50%)
▪ Estimate quantities of building materials and calculate building costs of housing or townhouse product.
▪ Oversee and prepare and process purchase orders as required by the Project.
▪ Provide feasibility budget updates as required by the Development Team
▪ Consult with colleagues, consultants and associates about building styles, methods, and materials.
▪ Generate production bills of quantities/estimates.
▪ Cost control of jobs from cost to completion.
▪ Ensure accurate orders are provided within time frames.
▪ Provide support to Site Managers in delivering of product.
▪ Assist Accounts Payable with any construction invoices queries to allow processing and payment by the due date.
▪ Provide technical and legislative advice when required.
▪ Pursue best possible pricing at all times.
▪ Issue documentation for quoting and follow up.
• Provide support and assistance to Site Managers.
• Provide high level of accuracy to orders.
• Provide at least 100% of required purchase orders 14 days prior to site start.
Key External Contacts 
▪ Suppliers ▪ Sub-contractors
▪ Consultants
▪ Industry bodies
▪ Local and State Authorities
Key Internal Contacts
▪ General Manager - Housing
▪ Construction Operations Manager
▪ Estimating Manager
▪ Site Managers
▪ Development Managers
▪ Design & Documentation Teams
▪ IT Team
▪ Finance/Accounts
▪ Working with various software systems within the company like Databuild / Transfer Database / Framework / Bluebeam / e5 / Procore / Tech 1 / Microsoft 360.
▪ Grasping the different build & ordering methodology between QLD & NSW.
▪ Working on interstate projects will require effective communication skills and potentially interstate travel at time, often outside of normal working hours.

▪ Trade certificate and/or Builders Licence are desirable but not essential.
▪ Demonstrated previous experience in a similar role.
▪ Ability to identify, analyse and solve complex problems.
▪ Analytical skills.
▪ Exceptional communication (oral and written) skills.
▪ Excellent client service skills.
▪ Ability to manage and prioritise a challenging workload.
▪ High-level computer skills, proficient in the MS Office suite of products. Knowledge
▪ Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation. Core Competencies
▪ Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets firsthand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
▪ Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom line orientated; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
▪ Informing: Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and is timely with information.
▪ Priority Setting: Spends time on what's important; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks;
▪ Time Management: Uses time effectively and efficiently; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; can attend to a broader range of activities and multi-task.

If you have the above skills and would like to be considered for the role please send your CV to Hello@flipsiderecruitment.com.au

You must have full work rights in Australia with relevant qualifications to be considered for these roles.

Take Note: Not quite what you're after? We have many other roles within the Architecture, Construction & Interior Design space which may not be advertised in the market - please feel free to get in contact with me using the above details for more information.
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