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Estimator- Civil/ Electrical

Due to continued growth, Acciona Energy is looking an experienced Estimator with a Civil and Electrical background to join our multi-disciplinary Engineering and Construction team. Based in our vibrant and modern offices in the heart of Melbourne CBD, the Estimator will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for all aspects of estimating, engineering/ construction costing and coordination for development projects (wind and solar farms). 

The successful candidate will foster close working relationships with both our local and global teams (Spain), whilst providing expert local industry knowledge. 

Key Responsibilities
•Develop estimating cost models for new wind and solar farm projects focusing on civil and electrical infrastructure
•Collaborate with the global cost team, maintain and update the global cost database, taking into consideration Australian market conditions, typical productivities, labour rates, regional considerations and other market specific factors
•Together with procurement, maintain and grow an active list of contractors and suppliers
•Working with Lead Engineers, calculate and prepare quantities of labour, plant, material and sub-contractor costs on a bottom up basis
•Provide support to the Project Manager to coordinate and drive value engineering activities to ensure best in class CAPEX costs while maintaining acceptable risk profiles
•Assess and analyse tenders for various work packages in collaboration with Procurement team and technical responsible (Engineering, Energy Resource, etc.)
•Survey and conduct site inspections for tender understanding, analysis of conditions, assessment of risk and identification of activities that may or may not be shown in the tender documents
•Write estimating reports with evaluations and recommendations to senior management, in collaboration with global cost team
•Keep up-to-date with current Solar, wind and hybrid technologies and trends


•Engineering Degree or similar qualification
•Must have proven experience estimating large civil projects (electrical infrastructure estimating highly regarded)
•Prior experience in wind and solar farms highly regarded
•Excellent communication skills and presentation skills  
•Ability to collaborate and engage with people at all level across the organisation
•Ability to speak or understand Spanish is not required however would be advantageous
ACCIONA is a global company with a business model based on sustainability. Its aim is to respond to society’s main needs through the provision of renewable energy, infrastructure, water and services.
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