Group Estimator



Cook Brothers Construction is a National Company with four Regional teams in Auckland, Canterbury, Otago, and Southern Lakes with a combined team of 200+ team members.

Reporting to the Business Development Director - you will be responsible for providing robust cost planning estimates, feasibilities, and contract management. You can be located in Otago, Southern Lakes, Auckland or Canterbury.

You will utilise your strong stakeholder management and communication skills to maintain positive internal and external relationships.


Job tasks and responsibilities


  • Prepare tenders from $500K to over $10M
  • Measure and price builder's quantities
  • Manage tender documentation
  • Liaise with other professionals
  • Source Subcontractor and Supplier quotes and prices
  • Analyse data relating to land, buildings or construction
  • Follow due diligence in interpreting the cost implications of tender documentation


We operate Above the Line - taking ownership, being accountable and responsible at all times for what we do and say. We take care of ourselves and others, so we get to go home and enjoy the things that matter to us most.


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Quantity Surveyor – Construction Economics advantageous) or related field
  • A minimum of 4 years post-graduation construction cost estimating experience
  • Experience measuring diverse projects from New Build to Fit-out
  • Familiarity with various estimating and project software systems
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

Job benefits and perks: 

  • Laptop
  • Cellphone
  • Annual Flu Shots
  • Active Social Club

Please only apply if you have NZ residency or a valid current NZ work visa

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in taking on a new challenge with real rewards, please apply now.

Note: We carry out pre-employment health, drug and alcohol testing


Your application should include answers to these questions: 

  • Please describe your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years of estimating experience do you have?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have in the construction industry?
  • Have you completed a qualification in construction management?

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