• meeting with clients to discuss their needs and restrictions
• assisting in establishing a client's requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;
• studying architects’ and engineers’ building plans
• preparing early stage budgets and detailed cost plans;
• performing risk and value management and cost control;
• advising on procurement strategy;
• preparing tender and contracts documents, including bills of quantities;
• identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks;
• preparing and analysing costings for tenders;
• establishing and operating cost and financial control systems;
• allocating work to subcontractors;
• certifying progress claims and payments to contractors against work completed
• negotiating to ensure budgets are not exceeded;
• providing advice on contractual claims;
• analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports;
• valuing completed work and arranging payments;
• developing knowledge surrounding contract conditions and their applications;
• maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use
• undertaking repair and maintenance project work;
Quantity surveyors need to be honest and responsible as this is a position, which abused, could lead to the loss of large sums of money for the client. An eye for detail, strong mathematical, planning, and negotiating skills are important, as is, the ability to get along with clients and sub-contractors. Quantity surveyors should also take the initiative to keep up with the latest developments in building methods and materials, local by-laws and work safety practices.
A certificate, diploma or degree in quantity surveying is necessary to work as a quantity surveyor. A driver’s licence and first aid skills may come in handy.
Excellent Salary Packages in line with experience on offer.
Benefits, Bonus Structure & Performance Bonus where applicable
Some packages highly Incentivised