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Keywords / Skills : Estimate, Quantity Survey, AutoCAD

5 - 10 years
Posted: 2018-11-09

Construction & Engineering
Civil Engineer
Posted On
9th Nov 2018
Job Description
Why Flat Planet?
  • Premium office on Ayala Ave. Makati 
  • Young, dynamic, fast-growing international company 
  • Dayshift 

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Estimator

Reports to: The Estimator

  • Estimates tenders for new projects. Either new opportunities or existing Projects that have new subcontract variations to bid.
  • Quantity take offs and procuring prices from the market to produce new tenders. 
  • Effectively manage the Estimating of Requests for Tender (RFT’s) from the Market and produce. 
  • Letters of Offer for review and sign off by Company Directors. 
  • Seek out market opportunities through various means either Developers, Councils, Authorities or Major Contractors in line with our Business Plan for Growth. 
  • Continually liaises with the Project teams to gauge an understanding of the level of activity within the company. i.e. matching resources to certain potential projects. 
  • Maintain the company profile on Tenderlink and websites that allow the company to participate or be invited to Tender. 
  • Handover of successful projects to the Delivery teams. Including initial meetings through to ongoing support for questions regarding the estimate. 
  • Ensure new starters are introduced to the team and are given support to be productive and efficient. 
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 
  • Identify risks early and plan projects accordingly. 
  • Promote clean and tidy workplaces, plant and equipment and the storage of materials. Maintain effective organisational skills to manage this aspect. 
  • Keep records of all quotes and estimates in places that are organised and easily retrievable. 
  • Attend a weekly and monthly meeting with the Project Teams to understand progress on sites and feedback on costs. 
  • Attend meetings with Head Estimator to discuss bids and business related activities. 
  • Carry out project administration and liaison with network authorities and client with the upmost due diligence to ensure negative feedback or non-conformances are not received 
  • Source quotations and procure materials 
  • Attend pricing reviews for all tenders and quotes. 
  • As a senior member of the company, represent the client as a positive and progressive business at all times. 
  • Provide leadership in all areas of safety, quality and environmental core values of the business. 
  • Undertake all facets of bid development and management to prepare tenders for potential work. 

He/she is in charge of all business activity and the implementation of the HSEQ Management System in all levels of management. He/she must develop relationships between all members of the client-Australian High Voltage, service providers and clientele.


The Assistant Estimator ensures the safety of all personnel in their area when working, identify training required, administer and record risks. He/she must promote clean and tidy work sites, plant and equipment and the storage of materials.


Have a good phone manner and communicate with suppliers and Clients

Ability to follow precise instructions

Able to work as part of a team and be able to manage and lead a team effectively.


Generally, would have completed a Diploma or Certificate in Construction related industry.

Have some background and knowledge in Electrical and Civil Construction.

Appropriate tickets and competencies (e.g. White Card).


Understanding of Estimating and Quantity Surveying


Safety: Commitment to follow safety procedures and requirements, legislative or otherwise, and design policies that comply with these requirements.

Detail Mindedness: Ensure that all aspects of the project has been accounted and controlled for. Ensure a high level of accuracy in work.

Dependability: Ability to meet deadlines on scheduled work and to efficiently complete assigned tasks.

Team Work: Able to effectively and productively within a team environment where task completion is reliant on the co-operation of all members of the team.

Work Quality: Ability to perform maintenance activities and associated tasks to a high standard in an

environment where safe work practices are critical.

About Company

Established in 2010, Flat Planet is an Australian owned and managed virtual talent company, with offices in Sydney, Australia and Makati, Philippines. Our premium Makati office is on Ayala Avenue, 100 metres from the Philippine Stock Exchange.

We create high value jobs for skilled Filipinos in a range of roles. These can vary from accounting to graphic design, live chat to software development, customer service to transcription, tele-profiling to SEO Marketing, Executive Assistants and more.


Founded by two Australian executives with years of experience in providing world class outsourced business services to international markets. We started nearly seven years ago and now have close to 150 staff, across two offices in Makati. We are still rapidly growing and evolving due to the great work of all our staff. Their hard work to over-deliver to their respective foreign clients (spanning Australia, New Zealand, USA and UK) is what creates more opportunities for others, as they grow their teams in the Philippines and hire more staff. Everyone’s hard work across diverse high value roles was recognised by being a BRW Fast Starter in 2014, as well as winning the BRW Fast 100 awards in 2015 and 2016, making Flat Planet one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Australia for three consecutive years.

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