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Senior Estimator / Planner

Job No: 119939
Location: Mount Isa

  • Fantastic and varied opportunity for an experienced Estimator to join a well-established Australian business!
  • Highly competitive remuneration package circa $120,000 - $135,000 plus relocation assistance!
  • Ongoing training and professional development for the right candidate!

About the Organisation

Barkly Engineering was established in 1989 and acquired by its present owners in 2007. They are a privately owned, multifaceted company located at Mount Isa in the heart of North West Queensland. Barkly Engineering has been servicing the machining, fabrication, line boring and rotable spares needs of the mining industry in the North West Queensland Mineral Province for over 35 years.

With a large workforce comprising of professionals and tradesmen with highly specialised skills, their flexible roster arrangements mean that they can provide services to their clients in any place, at any time. Providing a superior level of service, they focus on the right price, right quality, right materials and delivering their service right, the first time.

To learn more about Barkly Engineering, visit their website here.

About the Opportunity

Barkly Engineering now has an opening for an experienced and flexible Senior Estimator / Planner to join their team on a full-time basis. This role is based in Mount Isa, QLD, with some travel to client sites as required.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will primarily be responsible for preparing quotes and delivering quality, competitive tenders on behalf of Barkly Engineering, working with the workshop staff to ensure that tendered work is scheduled and resourced appropriately. 

More specifically, some of your key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Building and maintaining strong business relationships with clients, identifying opportunities to increase Barkly's market share where and when appropriate;
  • Preparing and documenting quotes or tenders that maximise profitable business outcomes and meet client specifications and expectations;
  • Deciphering received tender documents and developing a plan and initial work schedule;
  • Ensuring tenders are completed within acceptable timeframes, meet quality standards, and have minimal Barkly-initiated variations; and
  • Supporting workshop supervisors and other staff as needed.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a trade qualification in a fabrication, fitting, or similar. You will have demonstrated experience in an estimating or tendering related role, within the manufacturing or mining industries.

Barkly Engineering is looking for someone who can work autonomously and effectively problem-solve, capable of anticipating issues and suggesting solutions. You will be personable and willing to take initiative, able to work with a variety of people from all walks of life.

You will have the well-developed communication skills needed to effectively building relationships with clients, suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders, maintaining regular communication, attending meetings or providing regular reports as required.

Strong leadership skills and a sound understanding of financial, cost, and business management principles will be essential, as will the ability to confidently use the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project software, with basic CAD drafting skills advantageous.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration package circa $120,000 - $135,000, negotiable based on your skills and experience.

Barkly Engineering is also offering relocation assistance, negotiable for the right candidate, to help you get settled in town.

You'll enjoy fantastic job security, as well as ongoing opportunities for training and development if you are interested in further expanding your skills.

About Mount Isa

Also known as the 'Oasis of the Outback', Mount Isa offers the relaxed lifestyle and close-knit, supportive community of a small town, without sacrificing the amenities of city living. With a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, but none of the traffic or pollution, it's a fantastic place for a sea change, and offers something for everyone, regardless of their interests. 

Home to the biggest rodeo in the southern hemisphere, which draws visitors from around the world, Mount Isa also offers the perfect jumping off point to explore the nearby national parks, and Lake Moondarra reservoir, located just 17 km north of the city centre, offers fantastic water sport facilities with a ski jump, pontoons, facilities for water sports, and excellent stocks of barramundi and sooty grunter.

Escape the long city commute and join a well-established engineering company in a stunning location - Apply Now!

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