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Quantity Surveyor

True North
Salary : $ Experience(s) :  Year


About True North

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor
Department: Engineering
Reports to: Directly to:
  Indirectly to: Project Manager
Job Purpose  
The role of a Quantity Surveyor is to manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. You will seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met.

You will be involved in a project from the start, preparing estimates and costs of the work. When the project is in progress, you’ll keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client
  • Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work
  • Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control
  • Advise on a procurement strategy
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Prepare and analyse costings for tenders
  • Allocate work to subcontractors
  • Provide advice on contractual claims
  • Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
  • Value completed work and arrange payments
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.


Qualifications & Experience
  • Proven 5 years’ experience in the field of surveying
  • Bachelor’s degree in Surveying,  building or construction, civil or structural engineering, economics, geography, mathematics, urban and land studies or a related field


Personal Attributes and skills
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Strong numeracy and financial management skills
  • Ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information in a simple way to a diverse range of people
  • negotiation and team work skills and the ability to motivate and lead those on site
  • Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business and legal matters.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Professional and ethical with absolute honesty
  • Self-driven with a high sense of responsibility able to work under minimum supervision


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