Senior Estimator



Government / Local Government
State Government


  • State Government Agency
  • 12-month contract
  • Adelaide Location

  • State Government Agency
  • 12-month contract
  • Adelaide Location

About the company
Karlka Recruiting Group has partnered with a State Government Agency to engage a Senior Estimator. This position is located in their busy Adelaide SA office for initial 12-month contract.

About the Position
Provide comprehensive cost estimating, cost analysis, cost modelling and benchmarking services to support the successful delivery of outcomes for our customers across the departments operating, maintenance and capital intervention programs and projects.


  • Implement and lead a collaborative approach to continuous improvement in estimation, analysis and bench marking.
  • Preparation of cost estimates for capital work programs and projects, that will be used to inform early planning investment decisions.
  • Facilitation and preparation of Opportunity and Risk cost impact analysis for inclusion in the estimate.
  • Where workload requires engagement of external estimating consultants, manage, coordinate and monitor their work performance to ensure their outputs are accurate and comply with our requirements.
  • Evaluation of contractor tender costs and provide structure for contractors to supply cost data for internal modelling and benchmarking.
  • Support the analysis of project costs at completion to enable reporting of the savings target contribution against approved FFA’s.


  • A Technicians certificate or Engineering qualification or equivalent/Associate Diploma in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in estimating and analysis of actual costs.
  • Ability to interpret general engineering drawings.
  • An understanding of cost management and the use of financial management systems.

Benefits working with Karlka Recruiting Group 

  • Weekly pay  
  • Ongoing support: Pre, during and post placement 
  • Dedicated consultant per contract
  • Employee Assistance Program available
  • Our agency supports Indigenous communities 

How to Apply
Apply now to be considered for submission to our client by 12:00 PM on Monday 06/05/2024
Consultant: AJ
Email for questions only:
*Please apply through this portal. Any applications through email may be missed.

Nyiyaparli and other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further discussion.
Applications received after the due date may be considered for similar roles.


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