Junior Estimator (Water)

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Franklin Smith have now partnered with one of Brisbane’s most respected infrastructure providers who are now looking to add a Junior Estimator to their expert team of Estimators & Cost Planners.

Our client is heavily involved in government funded projects and can offer stable workflow, local to Brisbane for the foreseeable future. With a real understanding that the strength of the organisation lies in its people with a track record of coaching, mentoring and developing a talented team of construction professionals resulting in fantastic career progression.

Due to an internal promotion, the company is seeking to hire a Junior Estimator with over 1-2 years post qualification experience in Australia.

The ideal candidate will be driven, meticulous, and looking to grow within the water sector. The perfect candidate will have 1-2 years Estimating experience in QLD or NSW and any water experience is advantageous.



  • Estimate the cost of projects in order to meet or exceed the client’s requirements
  • Determine contractual, financial, technical and operational risks and to find opportunities to minimise risk and maximise gross profit
  • Manage and control the budget and valuations with the ability to show absolute cost and value reconciliation
  • Support the fulfillment of the programme on time and to the required quality while maximising the gross profit and client’s satisfaction
  • Promote our client’s values towards its customer in order to meet or exceed their expectations
  • Obtain suitable market quotations to substantiate the prime
  • Deliver accurate prime cost submissions at the adjudication meeting in a professional and logical manner



  • Degree in Civil engineering, similar tertiary qualifications or experience working in trade
  • 1-2+ years’ experience in estimating within Australia
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of financial administration and project costing
  • Ability to work to budget and time constraints whilst satisfying quality criteria
  • Able to work as an individual and work co-operatively as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


To apply

Please send an updated CV and cover letter via the apply button or contact Kyle Robin for more info on 0416286829.

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