• Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Tauranga
  • Job Reference:14991
  • Closing Date:31 Jan 2020


About Higgins  

Higgins (part of the Fletcher Building Group) is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. Many people have built great careers with Higgins over the last 60 years. As a member of the Higgins Green Team that opportunity is open to you as we work, grow and have fun together building tomorrows New Zealand.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced Estimator (intermediate/senior level) to join our Bay of Plenty contracting team to make a significant contribution to our future success by being part of the bidding and tender preparation processes. Your role will involve:

  • Working along-side Construction and Contract Managers and with input from the Operations team, you will provide support and involvement in the tender process including preparation, review and delivery of tenders and quotes
  • Attribute writing and detailed bid submission 
  • Measurements, take-offs and estimates for a range of civil construction projects
  • Risk prediction, assessment and valuation
  • Working with clients/customers to ensure they understand our Bids and resolve and concerns or issues they have

What you'll need to bring 

  • Proven tendering experience, preferably within civil construction
  • Experience with roading and infrastructure construction
  • A results focus, a commercially astute outlook and a practical approach to problem solving  
  • Ability to handle a diverse workload
  • Ability to think outside the square, finding creative and forward-thinking solutions
  • Appropriate estimating and quantity surveying experience
  • Technical qualifications preferred
  • Collaborative people management skills 
  • Self-motivation, a positive attitude and the ability to think for yourself

What we offer

  • An opportunity to join a multinational civil contractor that genuinely cares for its people
  • Competitive Remuneration package
  • On-going training and development 
  • Fletchers Benefits Programme, including discounted health insurance, family scholarships & share schemes.

How to apply

Does the above sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please apply directly online with your CV.