Auckland or Christchurch

Estimator – Landscaping

The Plant People is a leader in the landscape sector in New Zealand. We deliver comprehensive landscaping programmes and solutions to local Government, land developers, retail and commercial construction facilities and private customers.

We are committed to assisting our customers with their unique needs by providing them with comprehensive value-added solutions and professional service. With more than 90 full-time staff, we employ our industry’s most diverse and well-trained service force, which assists our customers in meeting their requirements.

We are looking for of a highly analytical and qualified Estimator to join our growing business in either our Auckland or Christchurch offices.

Your central goal will be to prepare accurate estimate reports / quotes for projects by gathering information, analysing important metrics, and conducting regular risk assessments.

The ideal candidate will be from a Commercial Landscaping, Construction background (but not essential), with in-depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation systems. In addition to being an excellent communicator, candidates should also be detail orientated with outstanding organizational skills.


  • Collect different quotes from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Analyse company data, monitor budgets and prices using software packages.
  • Review and assess cost estimates.
  • Identify labour, material, costs, and time requirements by researching proposals, blueprints, and any related documents.
  • Prepare detailed cost estimate reports / quotes
  • Conduct regular risk assessments.
  • Oversee the different stages of a company project to ensure that expenses follow the forecast plan.
  • Present complex and detailed reports to management.


  • Tertiary qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years as an estimator or similar role.
  • Outstanding mathematics and IT abilities.
  • Proficient in relevant software including MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities

What’s in it for you?

We offer a competitive salary, fresh fruit, free flu vaccinations, assistance with eye tests and dental care.  Training and development for all roles. This Position is available when lockdown levels allow. A full job description is available on request.

See The Plant People’s projects on our Projects page or on Facebook.

How to Apply

Email your CV and cover letter for Attention Natalie to A full job description is available on request.

COVID-19 Notice

Position is available when lockdown levels allow. Interviews can be conducted via zoom during level 4 and at our main office in Otahuhu at Level 3 under strict Health and Safety guidelines.