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Intermediate Quantity Surveyor/Job Estimator

1 November 2018



  • Fun team environment
  • Help make building easy

Established in 1997, Generation Homes is one of New Zealand’s leading residential construction companies. We have proudly become a trusted name in the residential building sector with a reputation for reliability, rigorous quality control and strong, loyal customer and supplier relationships.

As a leading national group home builder, we are on the lookout for an intermediate level Quantity Surveyor (QS) or Job Estimator (JE) to join our Tauranga operation. This position is at the heart of our organisation and is important for the smooth day-to-day running and profitability of the business. As such, the candidate will need to have a range of professional skills to match the role, a strong work ethic, and the ability to build good working relationships.

As a QS/JE for Generation Homes you will need to have good attention to detail even when faced with repetitive tasks, as well as a desire for continuous improvement and ongoing growth and refinement of the role.

Technical requirements for this position:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in residential quantity surveying or job estimating in New Zealand
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of timber frame residential construction
  • Comprehensive understanding of NZ Building Code and associated acts
  • Strong product knowledge with exposure to associated suppliers
  • Intermediate computer skills and the usage of the Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Verbal and written communication should be one of your strong suits
  • Personal qualities that would suit this position:
  • Passion for the construction industry
  • Driven, motivated and goal orientated
  • Highly organised with the ability to effectively prioritise and manage time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the organisation, its vision and values which are:- Responsibility; Honesty; Respect; Empathy; Alignment; Initiative

Responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Project pricing and feasibility reporting
  • Full quantity take off for the purpose of generating an SOQ for each estimate
  • House pricing on all new builds
  • Processing price enquiries on upgrades and options not included as standard
  • Creating and managing pricing database
  • Converting quotes to orders for builds through Accredo software
  • Strong support function to sales team, site managers and production
  • General QS related tasks

We are a dedicated team who pride ourselves on working together to ensure that we are meeting our common goal – to make building easy.  We roll up our sleeves and pitch in to ensure that we get the job done - and we like to have fun whilst we are doing it! Read more about our Vision and Values here.

The successful candidate will report to the Operations Manager and ample support can be expected from both him and the Managing Director. If you are the type of person who embraces continual improvement and are confident that you meet the above - please apply via the email below or download the Job Ad here.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send applications in writing.
TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT OUR AD ON SEEK.CO.NZ OR EMAIL Lyndon Marshall, Managing Director, Generation Homes Tauranga