Estimator - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee




The opportunity

KBR leads the delivery of a range of important collaborative long terms programs and projects across Australia. Concurrently we pursue new opportunities that will bring great benefits our client’s customers and the broader Australian economy. In support of our commitment to deliver projects with collaboration, discipline, and professionalism, we are seeking the services of a motivated Estimating professional with conceptual and delivery experience to share our journey and realise their own career progression.

Working within a collaborative team of Capital Estimators, Analysts and Program Intelligence professionals you will use your existing skill set providing critical services to KBR’s broad client base. In this unique position you will have the opportunity to grow and learn in a fast paced environment providing value across the project lifecycle, continuously improving through analysis of return construction data and project closure.

There is a pipeline of construction projects underway spanning several years, this is a great opportunity for a well-rounded mid-level estimator to progress their career.

The core responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of multi-discipline cost estimates for projects at various stages and values ($500K to 40M)
  • Provide constructability support and advice to design teams and project managers
  • Develop cost estimates through either first principles, and/or unit rate techniques
  • Conduct analysis of previous estimates and tender submissions.
  • Develop or assist others to develop project implementation plans including project delivery methodology and construction schedules
  • Analyse previous project cost and time data as well as contribute to maintaining benchmarking databases
  • Conduct estimate presentations and reviews and author detailed Basis of Estimate reports

Key skills and experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Associate Diploma minimum, equivalent field experience or time in role).
  • Water and Wastewater experience desirable.
  • Out of the box thinking to drive efficiencies in construction.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a similar role within a construction organisation or engineering consultant.
  • A understanding of construction techniques with water and wastewater experience highly regarded.
  • A working knowledge of project development and execution process.
  • A developing level of competence in the planning and programming of works and a disciplined approach to your work.
  • Competent in Excel spread sheeting (Basic formulae and Macros desirable).
  • Ability to work within a team sharing and seeking input from others.
  • Experience in standard estimating and cost reporting structures.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of the build up of core components of a construction estimate.

Benefits of KBR

  • We offer flexible and family friendly working arrangements including flexibility with hours as well as your work location
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Employees may benefit from up to 8 additional hours of accrued flexible leave every 4 weeks
  • A global business with a local feel
  • A variety of work across a wide range of projects and market sectors
  • An opportunity to work with technically eminent professionals

About Us

KBR have been established for over 100 years and we pride ourselves on being an innovative and forward-thinking company with a reputation for delivering on challenging and complex engineering projects. We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world.

So how do I apply?

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KBR values an inclusive and diverse work environment and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences.

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:

  • We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
  • We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
  • We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.
  • We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.
  • We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.

We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.

Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

At KBR, We Deliver.

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