Civil Estimator, Adelaide

McMahon Services is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, industrial and environmental services organisations. As an international business, we operate from city centres through to remote locations and employ over 1,100 people across Australia and New Zealand.

McMahon Services is committed to long-term employment rather than just for projects. We are a family business and pride ourselves on our values of reputation, integrity, safety and excellence to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team. We are firmly committed to looking after our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

With the company showing continued growth, we are seeking a Civil Estimator to join our Civil & Infrastructure team to work on our various projects. Reporting directly to the Senior Estimator, your primary responsibility will be preparing and delivering estimates, budgets, and cost plans for construction projects. You will also ensure the timely completion of the work using reliable data from various consultants, vendors and subcontractors.

Work Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Adelaide, SA

Key Responsibilities:

Your role will include but not limited to:

  • Reviewing RFX documentation and assisting in the planning of tender estimation preparation
  • Assisting in developing pricing components and identifying associated subcontractors and suppliers
  • Providing assistance in preparing take-offs of materials and preparing RFQ for suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Supporting in producing tender documentation
  • Identifying alternative construction approaches in collaboration with the bidding team
  • Maintaining a centralised cost-estimating database
  • Providing recommendations to cost estimating procedures
  • Participating in internal governance reviews and providing advice on risks and opportunities associated with the tender
  • Reviewing work done by the estimation team

Qualifications and Requirements:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualification in Engineering, Estimation, or Cost Management
  • Construction White Card and Current driver’s license
  • Demonstrated experience in estimation of large construction projects

What We Offer:

Full-time position with attractive remuneration, including access to weekly pay, Employee Assistance Program, annual Family Day event extended to your wider family, as well as the opportunity for additional training and career growth.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills and work approach, and you are looking to join a construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, then send your application to [email protected]


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we encourage female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.