Franklin Smith

Estimating Jobs.

Franklin Smith recruitment have a number of Estimating roles available across Auckland.

We work with a number of commercial and residential construction companies who require experienced candidates.

If you’re looking for a change of environment or a step up into a new role, then talk to the team at Franklin Smith. We are experts in placing Estimators in challenging and rewarding roles here in New Zealand, ensuring value for both the candidate and the employer.

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Come and work for one of New Zealand’s leading commercial fit-out companies.
With over 50 years national experience, their flexibility and ability to meet deadlines sets them apart from the competition. No other company has the experience and extent of services that they offer.

An opportunity has come available for a Senior level Quantity Surveyor to join this knowledgeable and high-performing team. Reporting into the General Manager and offering progression into a commercial management role this is a key position within the business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Taking a proactive approach to winning of new business in order to grow profitability
  • Preparing tender documents
  • Negotiation with clients and sub-contractors
  • Financial control of contracts
  • Maintaining communication/reporting to contracts manager
  • Site Management as required
  • Establishing long-term relationships with sub-contractors
  • Help develop systems and procedures within the department
  • Help achieve sales and profitability targets
  • Helping oversee 2 juniors

To be successful in your application you will need to have a relevant qualification, a minimum of 5 years work experience within a commercial (ideally interior fitout) environment in an estimator/quantity surveyor role.

You will be rewarded with a supportive working environment and endless opportunities for personal growth. Remuneration will be reflective of your previous experience and the package will include a mobile phone and kiwi-saver.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 09 281 2862, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

Quantity Surveyor

  More Info / Apply Now Auckland, New Zealand
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This is an opportunity not to be missed for one of Auckland’s leading ‘design and build’ construction companies. They have a project portfolio consisting of office construction, warehousing, retail, industrial, education and community buildings.

With none of their work being tendered, they programme the projects themselves which eliminates any stresses around time-frames.

They have an immediate need for a Quantity Surveyor to come on board.

The role isn’t you standard QS vacancy, there will be aspects of Project Management included in the role to give it an interesting twist.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Contract administration
  • Procurement of subcontractor and supplier agreements
  • Cost control, budget monitoring and reporting
  • Progress claims variations and payments
  • Processing, negotiation and agreement of final accounts
  • Management of construction programme
  • Dealing with the client
  • Being present on site alongside the Site Manager

To be successful in your application, you will ideally need to a minimum of 5 years experience in a Quantity Surveying role. A relevant qualification is preferred and some exposure to Project Management will be a massive bonus.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 09 281 2862, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

Senior Estimator

  More Info / Apply Now Auckland, New Zealand
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With over 25 years industry experience, this privately owned, Auckland based Commercial Construction company are a true market leader. They pride themselves on a flat management structure, a ‘family feel’ and a team who are highly qualified and experienced.

Due to continued growth, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Estimator to come on board and join this high performing team.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Estimating for all commercial projects up to $25mil
  • Maximise business development
  • Dealing with multiple tenders at the same time
  • Take-offs
  • BOQ production
  • Review of processes and systems
  • Implement changes to improve efficiency
  • Liaising with sub-contractors, clients and consultants

To be successful in your application, you will need to a minimum of 7 years experience in a Quantity Surveying or Estimating role. A relevant qualification is preferred.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 09 281 2862, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

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Franklin Smith are working with an established tier 2 main contractor who have been steadily operating in the Auckland market for over 20 years. Their core is Commercial construction and Apartments whilst also covering Civils and Residential.

Having recently been awarded a $70mil project, they have a need for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be a key part of the site team until completion.

You will be responsible for delivering the commercial requirements of the project, ensure accurate and timely weekly and monthly reporting and forecasting of project costs, maintaining registers and productivity on the project whilst always adhering to company policies & procedures.

To be successful with your application, you will need tertiary qualifications in Commercial Law, Quantity Surveying or Engineering and have experience working in similar roles. You will also possess comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of contract management, program financial management, risk and opportunity management, performance reporting, budget preparation and administration. Good communication skills and a thorough approach with an eye for detail is also essential.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 09 281 2862, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

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Franklin Smith are working with an established tier 2 main contractor who have been steadily operating in the Auckland market for over 20 years. Their core is Commercial construction and Apartments whilst also covering Civils and Residential.

Having recently been awarded a $70mil project, they have a need for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be a key part of the site team until completion.

You will be responsible for delivering the commercial requirements of the project, ensure accurate and timely weekly and monthly reporting and forecasting of project costs, maintaining registers and productivity on the project whilst always adhering to company policies & procedures.

To be successful with your application, you will need tertiary qualifications in Commercial Law, Quantity Surveying or Engineering and have experience working in similar roles. You will also possess comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of contract management, program financial management, risk and opportunity management, performance reporting, budget preparation and administration. Good communication skills and a thorough approach with an eye for detail is also essential.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 09 281 2862, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

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With over 15 years behind them and an unrivalled reputation nationwide, this main contractor continues to grow into the Auckland and Christchurch markets. With a diverse project portfolio covering commercial, light commercial and residential they continue to consistently deliver excellence.

A need for a Senior Quantity Surveyor has arisen in Auckland.

If you are a proven main contractor quantity surveyor with 8+ years of experience and a number of commercial projects under your belt, then this could be the role for you.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Support the assigned project manager to deliver the project on time and in budget.
  • Set the project budget, sublet packages, manage variation process, keep required registers, provide monthly financial summary on progress, manage valuation process and oversee final account.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior members of the QS team.
  • Implement policies and procedures, including health and safety, reporting and budget management.
  • Ensure financial goals are achieved by analysing revenue and margins within the project(s) under your control.
  • Report financial results to the area management, project manager and customer as appropriate.
  • Maintain and grow long-term relationships with customer base and capitalise on opportunities that fit the growth plan for the business.
  • Effectively communicate relevant information to project manager, project teams, customers and the supply chain.
  • Ensure projects deliver exceptional customer experience

To be successful in your application you will have a proven track record in New Zealand of working on commercial projects up to $20million in size.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 021839809, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

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Don’t be fooled by assuming that because this company is one of the latest additions to the Auckland construction market that they’re lacking expertise, knowledge or professionalism. The directors and senior management team are some of the finest out there.

Growth has been steady and they have established a regular turnover around $50million. Projects consist of commercial, industrial, apartments, fit-out, education and retirement work, typically up to around $30million in value.

With over 4 years of work secured, Franklin Smith are assisting this ‘award winning’ company with the recruitment of a Quantity Surveyor. The role will include:

  • Review of tender documentation
  • Tendering of sub-trades and materials
  • Measuring and take-offs
  • Pricing and estimation
  • Contract administration
  • Procurement of subcontractor and supplier agreements
  • Cost control, budget monitoring and reporting
  • Progress claims variations and payments
  • Processing, negotiation and agreement of final accounts
  • Liaising with project manager, clients, architects and other key stakeholders

To be successful in your application you will have a proven track record of cost management of commercial sites up to $30million in New Zealand. You will need to demonstrate the ability to work autonomously with minimum supervision.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 021839809, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

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With over 15 years behind them and an unrivalled reputation nationwide, this main contractor continues to grow into the Auckland and Christchurch markets. With a diverse project portfolio covering commercial, light commercial and residential they continue to consistently deliver excellence.

A need for a Senior Quantity Surveyor has arisen in Auckland.

If you are a proven main contractor quantity surveyor with 8+ years of experience and a number of commercial projects under your belt, then this could be the role for you.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Support the assigned project manager to deliver the project on time and in budget.
  • Set the project budget, sublet packages, manage variation process, keep required registers, provide monthly financial summary on progress, manage valuation process and oversee final account.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior members of the QS team.
  • Implement policies and procedures, including health and safety, reporting and budget management.
  • Ensure financial goals are achieved by analysing revenue and margins within the project(s) under your control.
  • Report financial results to the area management, project manager and customer as appropriate.
  • Maintain and grow long-term relationships with customer base and capitalise on opportunities that fit the growth plan for the business.
  • Effectively communicate relevant information to project manager, project teams, customers and the supply chain.
  • Ensure projects deliver exceptional customer experience

To be successful in your application you will have a proven track record in New Zealand of working on commercial projects up to $20million in size.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 021839809, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

80,000 - 100,000 per annum
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This renowned and successful Electrical Sub-Contractor based in East Tamaki is on the lookout for an intermediate-experienced Electrical Estimator required for commercial work within a friendly, supportive and professional environment. You will join a fast-growing company where the employer is focused on employee satisfaction and growth through incentives, training and team building.

This franchise is best known for their elite service in providing electrical and control solutions to the water and wastewater industry. This includes full design, installation and commissioning service of contracts

Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Analyse project documentation to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labour cost estimates
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis/range estimating for establishing cost contingency.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, to complete estimates on time.
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

You will possess the following skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labour rates, man-hours and labour productivity.
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant building science, construction management or civil engineering degree/recognised diploma

If you are wanting that career move to step into a senior role and start excelling your career in the Electrical Industry, then I would love to hear from you.

Apply in the link provided, or directly to [email protected]

For more information on this exciting role, call Jack Finn at Franklin Smith on 021 736 599.

80,000 - 100,000 per annum
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This renowned and successful Electrical Sub-Contractor based in East Tamaki is on the lookout for an intermediate-experienced Electrical Estimator required for commercial work within a friendly, supportive and professional environment. You will join a fast-growing company where the employer is focused on employee satisfaction and growth through incentives, training and team building.

This franchise is best known for their elite service in providing electrical and control solutions to the water and wastewater industry. This includes full design, installation and commissioning service of contracts

Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Analyse project documentation to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labour cost estimates
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis/range estimating for establishing cost contingency.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, to complete estimates on time.
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

You will possess the following skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labour rates, man-hours and labour productivity.
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant building science, construction management or civil engineering degree/recognised diploma

If you are wanting that career move to step into a senior role and start excelling your career in the Electrical Industry, then I would love to hear from you.

Apply in the link provided, or directly to [email protected]

For more information on this exciting role, call Jack Finn at Franklin Smith on 021 736 599.

80,000 - 100,000 per annum
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This renowned and successful Electrical Sub-Contractor based in East Tamaki is on the lookout for an intermediate-experienced Electrical Estimator required for commercial work within a friendly, supportive and professional environment. You will join a fast-growing company where the employer is focused on employee satisfaction and growth through incentives, training and team building.

This franchise is best known for their elite service in providing electrical and control solutions to the water and wastewater industry. This includes full design, installation and commissioning service of contracts

Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Analyse project documentation to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labour cost estimates
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis/range estimating for establishing cost contingency.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, to complete estimates on time.
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

You will possess the following skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labour rates, man-hours and labour productivity.
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant building science, construction management or civil engineering degree/recognised diploma

If you are wanting that career move to step into a senior role and start excelling your career in the Electrical Industry, then I would love to hear from you.

Apply in the link provided, or directly to [email protected]

For more information on this exciting role, call Jack Finn at Franklin Smith on 021 736 599.

70,000 - 90,000 per annum
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This renowned and successful Electrical Sub-Contractor based in East Tamaki is on the lookout for an intermediate-experienced Electrical Estimator required for commercial work within a friendly, supportive and professional environment. You will join a fast-growing company where the employer is focused on employee satisfaction and growth through incentives, training and team building.

This franchise is best known for their elite service in providing electrical and control solutions to the water and wastewater industry. This includes full design, installation and commissioning service of contracts

Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Analyse project documentation to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labour cost estimates
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis/range estimating for establishing cost contingency.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, to complete estimates on time.
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

You will possess the following skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labour rates, man-hours and labour productivity.
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant building science, construction management or civil engineering degree/recognised diploma

If you are wanting that career move to step into a senior role and start excelling your career in the Electrical Industry, then I would love to hear from you.

Apply in the link provided, or directly to [email protected]

For more information on this exciting role, call Jack Finn at Franklin Smith on 021 736 599.

70,000 - 90,000 per annum
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This renowned and successful Electrical Sub-Contractor based in East Tamaki is on the lookout for an intermediate-experienced Electrical Estimator required for commercial work within a friendly, supportive and professional environment. You will join a fast-growing company where the employer is focused on employee satisfaction and growth through incentives, training and team building.

This franchise is best known for their elite service in providing electrical and control solutions to the water and wastewater industry. This includes full design, installation and commissioning service of contracts

Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Analyse project documentation to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labour cost estimates
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis/range estimating for establishing cost contingency.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, to complete estimates on time.
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

You will possess the following skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labour rates, man-hours and labour productivity.
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant building science, construction management or civil engineering degree/recognised diploma

If you are wanting that career move to step into a senior role and start excelling your career in the Electrical Industry, then I would love to hear from you.

Apply in the link provided, or directly to [email protected]nklinsmithgroup.co.nz.

For more information on this exciting role, call Jack Finn at Franklin Smith on 021 736 599.

70,000 - 90,000 per annum
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This renowned and successful Electrical Sub-Contractor based in East Tamaki is on the lookout for an intermediate-experienced Electrical Estimator required for commercial work within a friendly, supportive and professional environment. You will join a fast-growing company where the employer is focused on employee satisfaction and growth through incentives, training and team building.

This franchise is best known for their elite service in providing electrical and control solutions to the water and wastewater industry. This includes full design, installation and commissioning service of contracts

Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Analyse project documentation to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labour cost estimates
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis/range estimating for establishing cost contingency.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, to complete estimates on time.
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

You will possess the following skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labour rates, man-hours and labour productivity.
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant building science, construction management or civil engineering degree/recognised diploma

If you are wanting that career move to step into a senior role and start excelling your career in the Electrical Industry, then I would love to hear from you.

Apply in the link provided, or directly to [email protected]

For more information on this exciting role, call Jack Finn at Franklin Smith on 021 736 599.

70,000 - 90,000 per annum
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This renowned and successful Electrical Sub-Contractor based in East Tamaki is on the lookout for an intermediate-experienced Electrical Estimator required for commercial work within a friendly, supportive and professional environment. You will join a fast-growing company where the employer is focused on employee satisfaction and growth through incentives, training and team building.

This franchise is best known for their elite service in providing electrical and control solutions to the water and wastewater industry. This includes full design, installation and commissioning service of contracts

Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Analyse project documentation to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labour cost estimates
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates.
  • Perform risk analysis/range estimating for establishing cost contingency.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, to complete estimates on time.
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

You will possess the following skills/experience and qualifications:

  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labour rates, man-hours and labour productivity.
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant building science, construction management or civil engineering degree/recognised diploma

If you are wanting that career move to step into a senior role and start excelling your career in the Electrical Industry, then I would love to hear from you.

Apply in the link provided, or directly to [email protected]

For more information on this exciting role, call Jack Finn at Franklin Smith on 021 736 599.

80,000 - 90,000 per annum
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Great opportunity for a Junior Estimator with 2-3 years’ post graduate experience to join an industry leading organisation on the fore front of the most significant Water Infrastructure projects Auckland has to offer.

The right candidate should have experience working on high profile water infrastructure projects in New Zealand and have a highly motivated work ethic with the ability to adapt to an ever-changing working environment.

The key responsibilities for the role are:

  • Tendering
  • Pre and post contract negotiations
  • Preparing of monthly claims/invoices
  • Pricing variations
  • Contract management and administration etc

The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:

  • NZ Certificate or equivalent qualification in Quantity Surveying (beneficial but not essential)
  • Must be able to work to deadlines and complete tender packages
  • At least 2 years’ experience in New Zealand working on water infrastructure projects
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

This is an excellent opportunity to become embedded among a team of experts within an industry-leading organisation, with a fantastic work culture and a proven track record of success.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with a lucrative remuneration package, between $80-90k + vehicle, dependent on your experience and expertise.

If you would like to find out more about this job, speak to Johnny O’Rourke, Franklin Smith Civil Construction specialist on +6421839812 or alternatively send an updated cv to [email protected]