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Façade Estimating Manager

 | 27-11-2018
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Salary - $0 - $0 (AUD) Work Type - Full Time Regional NSW Australia
Buildability Group

This is a great opportunity to join a Tier 1 Facade Contractor that works in the Sydney and Perth markets on major projects for blue chip clients.

This is a great opportunity to join a Tier 1 Facade Contractor that works in the Sydney and Perth markets on major projects. They have a strong order book already secured and large projects on the horizon. You would be able to join this subcontractor at their big stages of growth and progress your career. This company are currently delivering Façade and Aluminium packages from $1m - $50m in all sectors like Commercial, Train Stations, Retail, Health, Sports Stadiums to name a few. They have 4 core parts to the business that all work in tandem under the one banner, delivering a fantastic product for their clients.

If you want to surround yourself with people at the top of their game and work on a variety of exciting projects, then this Facade Contractor will propel your career. With a strong staff retention rate, work life balance, rostering for site teams, they will offer you plenty of career progression and opportunity to help grow the business.

This client has an immediate need for a Facade Estimating Manager. This person would report to the Managing Director and would have several Estimators working underneath them. The role would entail working through tender opportunities and deciding what tender stacks up and is worth chasing for the business. You would allocate the tenders to the Estimators and work in with the Managing Director to help secure the opportunities. This is still a hands-on role and you will need to wear a lot of hats. We are looking for a client facing Estimating Manager who is strong on the technical side but can allocate work correctly whilst working in tight time-frames.


  • Steel
  • Glass
  • Curtain wall
  • Cladding systems
  • Aluminium (ALSPEC)
  • Windows
  • Client controls the whole of building envelope


  • Time management, deadline and results driven, attention to detail and numerical and financial acumen
  • Industry pricing knowledge and analysis, demarcation and take offs, drawing interpretation, breakdown and estimating of complex packages


  • Review tender documentation and plan tender process to achieve submission deadline
  • Complete take-off’s and prepare demarcation drawings to determine scope and requirements
  • Attend pre-tender meetings, site inspections and investigations where necessary
  • Research new supply and subcontractor options and provide feedback to our purchasing and project teams for future consideration
  • Gather and assess supplier and subcontractor quotations
  • Work diligently through the company Estimating process to produce accurate pricing
  • Attend client tender meetings
  • Assist with any compliance or other tender driven documentation when required
  • Liaise with the Senior Team as required to discuss tender scope, pricing, rates, supplier/subcontractor input and internal labour / resource necessities
  • Manage deadlines, ensuring appropriate time for tender reviews and approval sign off
  • Formalise Returnable Schedules and any further information required including RFI preparation
  • Ensure final tender submission information is fed into the Estimating & Sales Register
  • Complete tender addendum's, reworks and re-submissions
  • Participate in the internal estimating handover and project start up process for successful projects, including ongoing costing advice


  • Building & Construction or Quantity Surveying qualifications
  • Tier 1 & 2 tender / contract experience on large Facade packages
  • Minimum of 5-10yrs as a Façade Estimating Manager in Australia
  • Proficient in understanding Commercial terms as part of a contract
  • Must be methodical in your approach
  • Vetting subcontractor & supplier quotations for cost comparison
  • Eye for detail (cannot miss scope items)
  • Understand the builders SoW and complete as necessary
  • Strong communication skills and good with clients