Cost Planner


About this role: Cost Planner

Attention all Cost Planning Professionals! Are you ready to embark on a career trajectory that will elevate your professional experience in the construction industry? We have a fantastic opportunity for a diligent and dynamic Cost Planner to join one of the most reputable construction firms in Brisbane, renowned for its outstanding work in commercial new builds, student towers, large sporting complexes and healthcare projects.

As a Cost Planner with this company, you'll dive into the financial side of our projects, engaging in dynamic, challenging work that allows you to see the direct impact of your efforts. This role is pivotal in ensuring the financial viability and competitive edge of our projects.

What You'll Do:
  • Develop cost strategies that align with company goals and client expectations, particularly in the conceptual and design development phases.
  • Provide precise cost planning for our unique portfolio, including commercial new builds, student accommodation, and healthcare facilities.
  • Utilize your expertise in software such as Buildsoft or CostX to evaluate project details, even when D&C projects are not fully documented.
  • Collaborate with operational teams on tender programs and buildability assessments.
  • Craft detailed subcontractor packages, bills of quantities, and support strategies for tender submissions.
  • Engage in post-tender evaluations and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Prepare accurate contract and costing documentation for construction teams, ensuring a smooth transition from planning to execution.


  • A professional with a strong Quantity Surveying (QS) background is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software, Buildsoft and/or CostX.
  • Exceptional skills in assessing partially documented D&C projects, with an ability to foresee challenges and opportunities.
  • Experience in developing and managing tender documents and cost plans, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • A collaborative spirit that thrives when working closely with a team and has a knack for mentorship and knowledge sharing.
  • A proactive problem-solver who approaches business decisions with curiosity and confidence.


  • You'll be stepping into a significant role at a company known for its excellence and innovative approach to construction.
  • The position offers the chance to work alongside industry leaders and make real contributions to high-profile projects.
  • Continuous professional development is not just encouraged—it's a fundamental part of the company culture.
  • The role promises a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career progression.
  • This is a chance to align your career with a company that is making waves in the industry for its commitment to quality and its forward-thinking approach to construction projects.

Join the Brunel Family

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Join the Brunel Family

This is an exceptional opportunity to advance your career as a Senior Planner within the renewable energy sector, an industry synonymous with innovation and sustainability.
By joining our project team through Brunel, you'll benefit from competitive hourly rates that recognize the expertise and value you bring to this pivotal role. Beyond the financial rewards, you'll be instrumental in shaping the future of energy, contributing to groundbreaking projects that will have a lasting positive impact on the planet.
Working in a dynamic and supportive environment, you'll encounter unique challenges and opportunities for professional growth, all while being part of a movement that’s not just about business, but about a better future for all. If you're looking to make a difference and be fairly compensated for your valuable skills and experience, apply now to take the next step in a fulfilling career path.

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Tim Chapman
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane