At Simonds, we believe that our people are the core of our business, and are instrumental in our continued growth and sustainable success. With a variety of roles across our business, ranging from construction to procurement; administration to drafting and various shared services (HR, IT, Finance), we have a number of roles to suit many skill levels.

So whether you are looking for your first job, are an experienced tradesperson or contemplating a career change, consider Simonds for your next opportunity.

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Estimating Manager

Apply now Job no: 494230
Work type: Full time
Location: M Baulkham Hills
Categories: Estimating


Throughout our history, Simonds Homes, as part of the Simonds Group, has developed an enviable reputation for building Australia’s best homes. Our goal is not only to provide our customers with high quality, affordable homes in some of the best land developments in Australia, but to ensure that they receive comprehensive and outstanding customer service throughout their home building journey.


We are seeking an Estimating Manager to join our NSW team. This key role will lead the Estimating team to ensure all required project estimates (tenders / contracts / variations / selections BOQs) are produced in accordance with customer requirements and company standards. Reporting to the Operations Manager some key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Lead, motivate and inspire the estimating (production and sales) team to accomplish company objectives
  • Manage the estimating team’s workflow and deliverables
  • Ensure that the pre-construction phase is completed in line with the expectations set at the beginning of each project, and that customer requirements are clearly documented
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to systems, documentation and processes
  • Provide continuous training and development to the estimating team
  • Attend weekly production planning meetings to be aware of work requirements and provide updates on task completions for tender / contract / variation / production estimates
  • Review / read / understand all sales documentation to become familiar with the project before starting costing work and identify any missing or incorrect elements or any potential areas of risk in the project
  • Determine appropriate inclusions, exclusions and assumptions to be incorporated in the tender / costing, and ensure they are clearly listed in all worksheets, BOQs and submission documents


Ideally, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • Substantial knowledge and previous experience within the residential building and construction industry
  • Solid knowledge of the National Construction Code (NCC), Building Regulations and other relevant Australian Standards
  • Intermediate knowledge of Timberline/WMS/Framework or similar 
  • Drive and determination to produce results in line with set timeframes
  • High level problem solving, negotiation, influence and organisation skills


Aside from a great opportunity to work for one of Australia's top residential builders, as an established and growing national business Simonds can offer you:

  • A variety of career opportunities and subsidised training through our very own, Builders Academy Australia (BAA)
  • Fantastic benefits across a wide range of products and services including a generous discount on our award-winning homes as well as all the great things that go in them
  • Access to our employee well-being program, Simonds ‘Reward Days’ and discounted health insurance
  • A supportive, safe and friendly workplace culture.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, we'd love to hear from you as soon as possible! Apply online today with your CV and cover letter. Due to the volume of applications we receive only successful applicants will be contacted - thank you for your understanding.

Please note: You must have unlimited Australian work rights to be considered for this role.

Recruitment agencies, thanks for thinking of us but we're going to give this one a crack first!

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