Chief Estimator - Rail Projects

Last updated 40 minutes ago
Location:North Ryde, Perth
Job Type:Full Time

As Downer embarks on the next phase of growth, our Infrastructure division are now seeking to engage a Chief Estimator based in our Perth Office.

You will play a key role within our expanding Infrastructure Projects team to prepare accurate quantity take-offs, obtain supplier and subcontract pricing, and develop first principle estimates based on self-performing labour and plant activities as well working with the operations team on methodology and programme so we can submit a compelling competitive tender.

You will have extensive experience in Estimating, ideally from within a similar, large contractor organisation with the proven ability to understand complex tender documents and a strong understanding of the bidding and tendering process.


  • Extensive years of experience in Estimating with the ability to assess commercial and technical aspects of supplier and subcontractor quotations
  • Experience within Infrastructure projects is essential, ideally in the Transport and Power Projects
  • Strong ability to critically analyse estimates and develop innovative solutions to refine estimates
  • Proven ability in bidding multiple projects and delegation or outsourcing of bid components
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expert experience with propriety estimating software (Candy preferred)
  • Knowledge of bidding and tendering processes
  • Collaborative and supportive team player


  • Excellent opportunity to make a difference with a growing and forward thinking company
  • A supportive and dynamic team environment
  • An opportunity to work for a major ASX listed company

For more information contact: Susie Cooper at Please do not send applications to this email address as they will not be accepted.

We respectfully ask for no agency approaches please.