Estimator (Defence)

Join our team across a range of different new build commercial projects with a leading industry professional and a forward thinking national business.



The ADCO story began back in 1972. In the years since, we’ve grown to be a multibillion-dollar construction business, guided by an unwavering commitment to quality, our clients, and our people. These foundations have seen us become one of the top private companies in Australia with a blue-chip client list and an award-winning portfolio of almost 4,000 successfully completed buildings from early work packages to $300+ million projects.

A career at ADCO provides a sense of belonging, ownership and opportunity, where talent is cultivated and achievements are celebrated. We are a passionate team of people who build.

We understand the deep value of work-life balance and support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our team members through a wide range of initiatives. These include flexible working arrangements that accommodate family needs, company subsidised health and fitness programs, access to our employee assistance program and regular staff recreation days. We also listen closely to our people as Australian workplace attitudes continue to shift and evolve.

Putting our people first has shaped our success for more than five decades. We continue to invest heavily in identifying talent, supporting skills development, incentivising performance and rewarding high achievement. Our extensive national training programs ensure our people are always across the latest construction and management best practices.


ADCO are looking for an estimator to join our Defence and Special Projects team. While involving site visits, tender preparation, communicating and negotiating with trades, the role is heavily documentation orientated. The appropriate applicant will have experience in estimate, tendering and material take-off.



  • Use of Buildsoft Estimating Software
  • Subcontract procurement
  • Design & Construct & Hard Dollar Tender Processes
  • Submission of tenders measurements
  • Preparation of cost plans, budgets and detailed estimates
  • Measure and calculate the cost of materials and work
  • Tender presentation to clients


  • Tertiary or Trade Qualification in Quantity Surveying, Engineering or other related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an Estimating or Quantity Surveyor position within the Construction and Engineering industry


If this is a role you believe you would be suited to or want to hear more about, contact Kelvin Baronet, Talent Acquisition Manager at to send through your application.