Civil Estimator Job Description

Civil Estimator

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Civil Estimator Job Description

Civil Estimators work closely with the management team to prepare and deliver estimates, budgets, and costs for a civil engineer project. These projects include constructing, designing, and maintaining infrastructure, including railways, roads, subdivisions, airports, bridges, buildings, sewer systems, dams and tunnels.

Responsibilities 

  • Calculate costs, estimate timelines, interpret plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • liaise with clients, stakeholders, and Governments
  • Work closely with surveyors, construction managers, architects and other engineering professionals to plan and develop a solid budget for construction projects
  • Write reports to determine financial costs for labour, materials, budgets, and what contractors/subcontractors should use for the construction project
  • Use software to calculate costs, check quotes and submit tenders
  • Deliver final estimates of budgets and cost plans

Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction-related qualifications or other qualified estimation certificates
  • Must hold a WHS White Card to certify that you have completed the working safely on construction sites course
  • Ability to assess site conditions from physical inspections and interpret surveys and investigations
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Strong analytical skills to provide accurate estimates of projects
  • Experience in using computer/estimating software such as ‘Expert’ to analyse data

Working Conditions

  • Work is either based in an office or at a construction site
  • Safety equipment must be worn when working on-site
  • Tight deadlines are expected when working on a tender 

Career Development Opportunities

  •  Opportunity to continue training to become a quantity surveyor
  • Progress into a senior role such as a Contracts Manager or Construction Manager

Average Salary 

  • $125k – $145k per year in Australia

Salary is based on © SEEK and © Indeed statistics and research.

This Civil Estimator job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/New Zealand market.


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