Estimating Manager / Chief estimator - Large commercial builder

Fusion People Sydney

Estimating manager for established, hugely successful commercial builder - development potential to national bid manager

  • Diverse commercial builders with decades of experience
  • Very well established with 3 decades in the market
  • Senior level executive role
One of Australia's most respected Commercial Contractors requires a Chief Estimator to join their established and very experienced Bid Team consisting of an existing team of experienced estimators, marketing and business development.


The company NSW presence is the strongest they have and the footprint is large and growing, with new geographical locations opening up and new build spaces being successfully pursued.

The company has been delivering iconic projects across Australian city’s skylines for years and they are a muti-disciplined leader in the market, They specialise in both fit out and heavy refurbishment / construction and you will be overseeing both departments, with projects ranging from $1 Million right up to circa $80M. 

This is an exciting period of Growth for this company and as such one of their key focuses for the coming years and are investing significantly in the infrastructure of the business to take advantage of what they see as a very good opportunity to grow market share in the region- Pivotal to this is the appointment of a seasoned Chief Estimator 


The role has the scope to develop into a national Bid Manager role over the coming 2 – 5 years as Sydney is the hub of the operation, this is a genuine career path not pie in the sky and my remit is to find someone who has the potential to fill this role- with a view to overseeing the growth of the organisation across the entire Australian landscape. 

You will be overseeing a team experienced estimators while providing bid strategy and accurate, competitive tenders for the organisation on all major tenders ranging from $5 Million to $70 Million plus and be given the opportunity to lead the tender strategy as appropriate in conjunction with the Business development , marketing, design and construction management teams. 

The Company has already secured some major projects for the second half of 2019 and there are more to come online as the year progresses. Some recent successes have seen them secure some very high profile CBD high and medium rise refurbishment projects, which is where they see the Sydney market (in particular) 

With a culture of staff development and retention, this is the ideal role for an ambitious estimator who wants to secure a role within a company that will nurture your career, provide you with a broad range of projects to work on and will see you develop from a Chief Estimator for NSW to a national Bid Management remit in the next 2 – 3 years. 


The successful candidate will have had previous exposure to estimating on major build projects in the Commercial build / fit out refurbishment spaces (ideally a mix of diverse projects). You will need to be coming from a respected large Mid to Top Tier Commercial Contractor and have knowledge of the local market in NSW, further knowledge of Australian markets a bonus given the development to a national role. Having existing relationships with sub contractors in the more areas the better. 

You will need to have 10 years plus experience and be able to show a history of longevity with former employers. As this job is long term appointment with a view to progressing you need to be able to demonstrate ambition along with loyalty to former employers on your CV. 

The role is Sydney based and both permanent and immediate. For your expertise you will be rewarded with an excellent starting of package of up to $170K - $200K bracket with market leading Benefits and a company culture that promotes a healthy work / life balance and creating a fun, friendly environment to work in. 

If interested in knowing more please call Owen Walsh confidentially on (02) 8005 2000, or e-mail your CV to