Senior Estimator

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The primary purpose of this role is to lead all Estimating activities, and help set up systems and processes to streamline the function. This also includes the pricing of jobs based on scope of works, managing subcontractor quotes and tenders, and general tasks to assist the project management team where required.

Estimating tasks:

  • Improve systems and processes to streamline performance.

  • Read and interpret plans, drawings and engineering designs.

  • Quantify and scope project-based drawings and specifications to optimise bids.

  • Present tender submissions for the Managing Director to review and approve.

  • Liaise and work with clients, engineers, Construction Manager, suppliers and contractors to develop programs and scopes of work.

  • Submit tender submissions within deadlines; and provide fixed quotations.

  • Participate in pre-contract negotiations and tender reviews with senior management.

  • Review documents, undertake site investigations and understand client needs.

The successful candidate will likely have:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in successfully pricing civil infrastructure projects across, bridge & rail, ideally; or relevant industries.

  • Relevant experience in estimating projects.

  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and customer service, who can work well under pressure.

  • Current Drivers License.

  • White Card, is advantageous.

This is a full-time position and remuneration will be based on your skills and experience.

You need to be able to meet any requirements which are necessary to safely perform your role (e.g. receiving a COVID-19 vaccination pursuant to a relevant health order or by clients, or as otherwise required).

Applicants must reside in Australia, and have working rights to be eligible.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.


If you’re as passionate as we are about this role, please click Apply Now, or send your CV to We are interviewing immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

If you are interested in having a confidential discussion about this role first, please contact Claire Forristal on 1800 PREM AU.

About the Company

Premier Constructions Australia is a specialised Australian contractor, providing structural concrete FRP (Form-Reo-Pour), earthmoving and labour hire services. We partner with tier 1 and 2 clients to deliver complex infrastructure works across the civil infrastructure, defence, renewable energy, and high-rise residential and commercial development sectors.

We are experiencing fast growth, and looking for an experienced Estimator with a civil or structural concrete FRP background to join our team and assist in tendering and delivering a variety of exciting projects. Based in the Adelaide office, the role will work closely with our New Business Manager, Managing Director, Senior Project Engineer, Construction Manager and support office team.

We are: Smarter Construction. Innovating the future.