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Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington
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Based in Wellington or Palmerston North, we are looking for a Senior Estimator to join the team. Bring your expertise and make a significant contribution to our future success. Be a key part of the bidding and tender preparation processes for the Region – projects ranging in value.       

  • Competitive salary + vehicle  
  • Ongoing training and development to help you reach your career goals
  • Opportunity for continued career progression as the branch grows
  • Fletchers Benefits Programme, including discounted health insurance, family scholarship & share scheme along with multi-business discounts for you and your family to enjoy

The Southern region has an excellent pipeline of future work and Higgins will be actively working to secure its share – it’s a great time to be joining a team.

What you’ll get involved in:

  • Manage the full tender process including preparation, review and delivery of tenders and quotes
  • Pricing of variations
  • Attribute writing and detailed bid submission 
  • Measurements, take-offs and estimates for a range of civil construction projects
  • Risk prediction, assessment, and valuation
  • Work with clients/customers to ensure they understand our Bids and resolve concerns or issues 

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Proven tendering experience, preferably within roading / civil infrastructure construction
  •  A result focused, commercially astute outlook and a practical approach to problem solving  
  • Ability to handle a diverse workload along, whilst finding creative and forward-thinking solutions
  • Estimating and / or Quantity Surveying experience - technical qualifications preferred
  • Proficient with CCS Candy or Benchmark, Microsoft Projects
  • Sound Contractual Knowledge especially NZS 3910:2013

Higgins is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path with people at the heart of what we do every day. We offer a great working environment, competitive hourly rate, subsidised medical insurance and subsidised education and training for you and your dependants

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check – you’ll need to be fit for work!

Building better roads for safer journeys – He pai ake te hanga o ngā rori, kia haumaru ai ngā haerenga