Company: Wood
Skills: Estimating
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Lead Estimator to form part of our project team based at our Melbourne CBD Office. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the role will be responsible for the estimating function across the business unit or within a specific contract where there are multiple estimators and the provision of all aspects of estimating to Wood project delivery teams and customers.

  • Provides all aspects of estimating support to WOOD project teams and clients ensuring that estimating systems, procedures and work practices are maintained in line with specific contract requirements
  • Ensures that all project cost estimates are documented and auditable and that the operations estimating norms and estimating data is maintained and issued in a controlled manner
  • May work within a deployed project context or as part of the central project controls team supporting the overall operation
  • Assists in the training, development and motivation of estimating personnel within constraints of specific organisational goals, budgets and target dates
  • Provides an estimating focal point for all project and delivery managers and supervisors
  • Provides an estimating focal point for all project and delivery managers and supervisors
  • Sets an example to subordinate estimators within the company to deliver the work effectively
  • Promotes the principles of fairness and equity in line with the company's stated core value
  • Sets an example by modelling desired behaviours, including safety behaviours
  • Provides contribution to estimating processes across the company
  • Represents the project estimating function as required in internal reviews and in project status meetings with the client
  • Contributes to the implementation of project estimating best practices
  • Develops and issue to relevant parties for approval / comment the Basis of Estimate for each project or proposal cost estimate to be developed
  • Develops and maintain project cost estimates in accordance with the Basis of Estimate, including scope of work, man-hour and materials estimates and documented assumptions
  • Participates in internal and client cost estimate reviews, coordinate comments and obtain estimate sign-off approval from relevant parties
  • Produces and issue updates to project / proposal cost estimates in a controlled manner
  • Liaises with proposals, engineering, procurement, subcontract and construction functions to maintain awareness of the requirements and costs of labour, plant and equipment, materials, subcontracts to ensure these are accurately reflected in the estimating database
  • Ensures the corporate risk process is applied to project / proposal cost estimates as required

Skills / Qualifications

  • 10 years estimating experience
  • Relevant degree or diploma or a trade background
  • Experience with implementation of Bespoke estimating platforms
  • Proficiency with industry standard software including Microsoft suite
  • Understanding of estimate classfication classess
  • Excellent communication skills

Candidates must have full work rights in Australia to be considered for this role.

If you're an experienced Lead Estimator, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today.

Apply now and take the next step in your career with this exciting opportunity!

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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