Senior Cost Planner - Laing O'Rourke - Adelaide, SA

Location:South Australia
Job Type:Full Time
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About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Senior Cost Planner to join us on a major infrastructure project in Adelaide, SA. This permanent role offers great career prospects with a privately owned tier 1 constructor and an international engineering enterprise.

Key responsibilities

As Senior Cost Planner, you will plan costs on a project, from feasibility through to procurement. This will involve cost negotiations, identifying, monitoring and managing the cost aspects of key project risks, establishing cost planning systems and processes, developing cost plans based on schematic design drawings, managing and reviewing the cost aspects of variation and scope changes, and assisting with pricing tenders.

About you

You will be an experienced Senior Cost Planner with a background in Quantity Surveying or Estimating. You will offer a degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying or similar, and a contracting background. You will bring extensive experience in cost planning for Building projects. Experience with defence projects and managing contractor models would be beneficial.


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.