Nature of the Job: A quantity surveyor has an important role in a construction project because he manages the finances from the early design plans until the completion of the project. Their main function is to ensure that the project meet legal and quality standards, and that clients get good value for money.
- Carry out feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labor costs
- Negotiate and draw up bids for tenders and contracts
- Monitor each stage of construction to make sure that costs are in line with forecasts
- Provide financial progress reports to clients
- Advise clients on legal and contractual matters
- Assess the financial costs of new environmental guidelines, for example, on the use of timber from sustainable supplies
- Prepare in-house estimates, derive cost, valuate variation order and analyze financial bids
Education and Training Requirements:
- Bachelor degree preferably in Civil Engineering or Architecture
- Professional license/ Board passer an advantage
- Relevant degree subject areas include: surveying, construction, civil engineering, and structural engineering
- With at least 3 years work related experience
Skills and Competency Requirements:
- MS Office Application Proficient
- Must be knowledgeable in Cost Estimates and Contracts
- Good Communication skills
- Able to deal with different types of people
- Must be flexible and very hardworking
Work Environment: A Quantity Surveyor usually works in: housing and industrial sites, retail and commercial developments, roads, rail and waterways. Your work would be a combination of office-based duties and site visits.
Working Hours: You would normally work Monday to Friday, , although some overtime may be required during evenings or at weekends.
Employment Opportunities: Employment opportunities both in the