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Senior Estimator

Seymour Whyte

Job no: 492324
Work type: Full time permanent
Location: Victoria
Categories: Estimating / Planning / Scheduling

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  • Work alongside experienced project management professionals in a growing company
  • Opportunities for growth into a management role as the business expands
  • Melbourne location providing great work life balance for those who seek

About the Role

As part of our continued growth, and pipeline of new projects, Seymour Whyte is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Senior Civil Estimators for transport infrastructure tenders from $20M - $200M. Those with a demonstrated track record bidding and winning similar work within VIC is preferred.

If you have previous site-based engineering experience, have spent time honing your skills as an Estimator and want to contribute to the bottom line of an organisation with large global backing, apply now. Join a dynamic team where you are more than just ‘a number’ and have direct access to senior management.


  • Ensuring accurate estimates are completed on time and in accordance with the required technical standards;
  • Analysis of the tender documentation
  • Carrying out site inspections
  • Sending out tender enquiries and assessing quotes
  • First principle estimating
  • Project programming
  • Consideration of alternative construction methods or conditions to differentiate the tender
  • Maintenance of records of all tender correspondence, calculations and envisaged methodologies
  • Presenting tenders at tender review meetings
  • Handing over successful tenders including supplying project delivery teams with clear, concise documentation at contract commencement and assist in allocating the Bill of Quantities for costing purposes

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Resilient nature, capable of assimilating feedback from operational team members throughout the tender review process
  • Tertiary qualifications in civil engineering
  • Demonstrated experience on VicRoads / MRPV, RMS or TMR civil road and bridge infrastructure projects
  • Previous onsite engineering experience preferred with demonstrated management of direct labour, plant selection and productivity
  • Previous experience and literacy with regards to Expert Estimation, Excel and Asta
  • @Risk and 12d software use highly regarded


The legacy of our founders has fostered a strong team culture, which is ultimately the secret of Seymour Whyte’s success. Our people have a wide range of skills and smarts borne from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we all come together through our shared values.


  • Professional development opportunities including mentoring and competency frameworks
  • Strong forward order book
  • Salary continuance insurance for when you are unable to work due to non-work-related injury or sickness
  • Corporate partnerships for employee health and well-being

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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