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Job Information

AECOM Principal Mining / Civil Cost Estimator in Sydney, Australia

Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated Principal Mining / Civil Cost Estimator to join our Cost Management team in Sydney. Our clients are from both the public and private sector, delivering a wide range of infrastructure projects. We have a growing mining, civil and infrastructure cost estimating capability that both supports AECOM’s internal groups and also provides Clients with the answer to their question “How much will my project cost?

Our Cost Management business seeks to provide proactive cost estimating services. You will want to develop your career by working on interesting and challenging projects with us, in an inclusive team environment.

Based in our George Street office, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Primary responsibility for provision of cost estimates for mining and/or civil engineering projects

  • Establish and maintain both internal and external client relationships

  • Preparation of quantities from a range of drawings with varying levels of detail

  • Cost advice at all stages of the design process and during projects

  • Post-Contract cost management services where required

  • Preparation and evaluation of Risk Registers

  • Deliver excellent service to the client in all aspects of a project life cycle

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive experience as a civil and/or mining cost estimator / quantity surveyor / cost manager in Australia, preferably NSW

  • Specific experience in working with major mining houses such as BHP, Rio Tinto, South 32, etc and possess a level of comfort with their processes, procedures and output requirements

  • Good knowledge of mining and civil engineering construction techniques including mine infrastructure, process plants and materials handling

  • Experience in HV and LV power costs desirable

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experienced in the preparation of estimates from first principles as well as early strategic level estimates

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and ability to manage/mentor staff

  • Knowledge and experience of Cost Estimating and Quantity Surveying software such as: Cost X, Expert Estimation, @risk, P6 etc.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242286BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.