Intermediate/Senior Estimator



About the business and the role

Cook Brothers Construction is One Team with the desire to take on the world and transform the construction industry. Although Cook Brothers operates over four regions across New Zealand, we are a tight knit team driven by our Above the Line culture, valuing ownership, accountability, and responsibility at our core.

Our company is growing from strength to strength, we are producing some amazing spaces for our clients with over 200 full-time team members and an extensive network of Trade Partners. Most importantly, our team is the heart and soul of our business.

Reporting to the Business Development Director - you will be responsible for providing robust cost planning estimates, feasibilities, and contract management. We are flexible on location: Otago, Southern Lakes, Auckland or Canterbury.

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


As the Estimator, you will be required to:

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


Skills and experience: 

  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Quantity Surveyor – Construction Economics advantageous) or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years post-graduation construction cost estimating experience
  • Experience measuring diverse projects from New Builds to Fit-outs
  • Familiarity with various estimating and project software systems
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills


Why work for Cook Brothers Construction? 

We pride ourselves on our One Team approach. Coming from humble beginnings in Dunedin almost fifteen years ago, we have come a long way together and are excited for what the future holds. We're driven by providing quality results to our Clients, and through the amazing connections we have built with our Trade Partners.

We love to see a project go from simply an idea through to a space that a community can thrive in. We are united with our desire to take on the world, transform the construction industry and set ourselves apart as the people who can think outside the box, take on challenges and become a national leader.

Each and every one of our team members has a role to play in our story – we want you to be a part of that.



  • Laptop
  • Cellphone
  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Flu Shots
  • Active Social Club
  • Fuel Discount Card


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

Cook Brothers Construction carry out pre-employment health, drug and alcohol testing

If you'd like to join our team, please apply including a one-page cover letter telling us why you'd be perfect for the role!

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