Senior Estimator: Residential - Auckland

Senior Estimator Position Description

Requires;
NZ recognised QS qualification
Working understanding of QS best practice for estimating larger multi-unit and multi-story projects
3-5 years estimating experience in NZ
Preferably some leadership experience

Key functions;
Use and understand GJ Gardner in-house pricing system and estimating processes for job pricing and management of provisional sums, variations and orders.
Ensure that all functions of the team are completed within the required timelines and to the required standards
Prepare and implement strategies to improve timings and accuracy in Estimating
Ensure that relevant KPI’s have been set for each team member and key functions
Ensure that the KPI’s are reviewed and meet monthly
Ensure each team member has a documented training / coaching plan which is reviewed quarterly
Liaise with the other management team to identify areas for improvement and implement
Team engagement initiatives (how to engage them and keep them learning and interested)

Managing the work flow (Estimating)
Ensure timelines are always met
Understand the available work hours for the week / month
Understand the amount of work coming in over the next week /months
Identify shortfall / excess of hours and work out solutions
Managing the data base of plans
Update pricing of standard house plans monthly
Update the website house plan prices monthly
Price new plans as they are released
Managing the price / product database
Identify costs savings in both product and price
Update the pricing in the system as required
Update product descriptions as required
Liaising with the construction team on any pricing / product issues
Ensure costings are accurate and manage subbies / suppliers price expectations
Lock in pricing on required jobs especially wholesale work

Invoices
Sign off on invoices on project work
Identify overruns on costs and advise solutions

Orders
Liaise with the Operations Manager Construction to ensure orders are sent out on time
Ensure the orders are accurate

Projects
Work with the development manager to identify relevant projects
Provide a project plan for the Estimating functions of each project to ensue on time delivery.
Provide input on how to maximise costs on each project (product, price and design)
Obtain quotes from agreed contractors /suppliers
Complete necessary reports for HNZ, TRC, CCL and other wholesale companies
Checking project invoices where required

Contact jamie.foskett@number8group.co.nz or 0225131174 for more information.

Contact Details:
Number 8 Recruiting (NZ) Ltd
Tel: 0064 (0)9 889 0942
Contact: Jamie Foskett
Email:

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