estimator in Christchurch

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christchurch, canterbury
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fiona campbell, randstad
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job description

With increasing projects comes the need to increase the team and and in order to maximise on opportunities; this local contractor is looking for an experienced Commercial Construction (buildings) Estimator.

This organisation requires an experienced Estimator who can "hit the ground running" and has in-depth understanding of pricing from first principles, proficient computer skills and preperation of outline estimates.

Your knowledge of the local market is what will make the difference in this role. Having a proven history in Estimating Commercial Construction projects across NZ will be advantageous. Project will include office blocks, apartments, heath industry i.e hospitals, large sports facilities, schools etc.

You will need to have:

  • Previous experience in Estimating, with experience in the Commercial Build sector
  • A sound knowledge of local plant, materials, construction methodologies and subcontractor trades and suppliers
  • Experience in Commercial Build work, relating to materials required, hourly output of workers and plant, overhead expenses and associated costs
  • An understanding of preparing tender documentation and how to make your submission stand out from the crowd
  • Ability to complete careful and accurate calculations taking information from drawings and working closely with the pre-construction team
  • Ability to collect, classify and evaluate data that would be useful during the estimating process.
Diploma or Certificate in Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics or an equivalent qualification is preferred but not essential if backed up with strong proven work experience.

For more information on this role and others in the Commercial Construction space, please call

Harrie Clack on 03 335 3840.

To apply for this role, please forward your up to date CV in a word format to

The Randstad CPE team (Construction, Property and Engineering)

For full details please visit our website at or call the team on 0800 86 96 75.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.



educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma