About our Client:
Fruition is delighted to be exclusively partnering with a local, award winning family owned construction business who are continuing to set the benchmark for quality work and service excellence. Experienced in custom home builds, residential renovations and extensions, they also do commercial work and insurance jobs. Renowned for outstanding craftsmanship, they deliver superior projects with experience, integrity and professionalism. Due to continued demand, an exciting full time opportunity now exists for a Construction Estimator/ Project Coordinator to join the team.

About the Opportunity:
​​​​​​​Responsible for estimating and securing projects across both the residential and commercial sectors as well as insurance repairs, you’ll assist Project Managers to deliver projects on time and within budget. Managing a portfolio of clients, you’ll maintain relationships, respond to all customer communications in a timely manner and maintain accurate documentation. Facilitating administrative tasks throughout the pre-construction and construction phases, you’ll interpret steel fabrication drawings, design plans and specifications, and you’ll plan, prepare and provide customer quotes and tenders. Managing project costs including materials, labour etc, you’ll project profitability, raise purchase orders, ensure projects run smoothly and to plan, and positively liaise with team members, suppliers, subcontractors and customers.

Underpinning your success in this role, you’ll also be responsible for a significant amount of data entry as you accurately code up and set up the in house estimating software (such as Buildxact) from scratch, to streamline, support and partially automate the estimating process. This task will form the majority of your role early on in your commencement, and you’ll edit and review this data periodically and accordingly moving forward.

You’ll also help lodge documents required for building approvals, Council permits and covenant approvals whilst monitoring the progress of all applications. You’ll prepare and process variations, extensions of time, and other contractual notices, provide general administrative support to the team, and in time, compile and submit compliance certificates during construction, coordinate building inspections, customer site meetings and updates throughout the build and accurately record all data and communication within the CRM.

About You:
With extensive experience in a similar role within the construction industry, you’ll have project coordinating experience and be highly skilled in liaising with Project Managers and a team of sub-contractors. Driven, motivated and reliable, you’ll have excellent time management, organisational, numerical and analytical skills and effective interpersonal skills. You’ll have an understanding of document control, contract management and procurement, and be familiar with building codes, technologies and techniques used in the construction industry. Highly organised, you’ll be a lateral thinker and can comfortably work to deadlines and think on your feet. Having had experience being a member of a fast paced, dynamic and results focussed business, you enjoy working as a part of a team but are also genuinely happy to work autonomously and can keep yourself on track. A consummate communicator, you have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong negotiation skills and can work proactively and prioritise your workload effectively.

Detail oriented and with intermediate proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, you’ll be accustomed to using estimating software such as Buildxact, Cordell or similar and be comfortable with large amounts of data entry in order to accurately code up the software. Complemented by qualifications or a trade in a related field, you’ll also have a current driver’s license and own vehicle, and possess a police check and working with children check (or willing to obtain on commencement, as these are required when working in the aged care and education sectors). Please note, any experience in building repair/ insurance estimating would also be highly regarded.

About the Perks:
With generous remuneration on offer you’ll be joining a great team of people who are passionate about what they do but don’t take themselves too seriously, and regularly celebrate success. Being a small team, you’ll also benefit from working closely with the Managing Director to further develop your skills within the industry. You’ll enjoy a large degree of autonomy, genuine job satisfaction and work/ life balance. Flexible work arrangements are also on offer including flexible hours, as well as work from home days.

About Applying:
For further information on this opportunity please contact Lauren Hogan of Fruition Recruitment directly on 0439 351 629 to discuss in absolute confidence. To apply, follow the links or email lhogan@fruitionrecruitment.com.au with your CV.

About Us:
Fruition Recruitment is a Geelong based boutique recruitment firm that specialises in regional recruitment, executive search and talent advisory. With a reputation for providing industry leading results, Fruition works hard to provide a fresh alternative to sales-driven agencies and is a business that clients love working with and candidates trust. We are working on this vacancy on behalf of our client.

Please note, hand delivered CVs or office drop ins will not be accepted (candidate meetings are by appointment only) and due to the large volume of applications responses we receive to our advertised roles, we’re only able to contact shortlisted candidates. If it has been more than 7 business days since the date of your application and you haven’t heard from us but would like some specific feedback on your application, please feel free to contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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