Job: Quantity Surveyor

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  • Title Quantity Surveyor
    Categories Latest Jobs in Gibraltar
    Salary DOE
    Location Gibraltar
    Job Information

    Ideally you will have experience of Quantity Surveying and financial knowledge of residential, retail and offices construction costs. You will have an understanding of contracts and the tender process as well as being able to read drawings and understand contracts and legal issues. You will have experience in procurement and cost forecasting & reporting.

    As a quantity surveyor you’ll be responsible for identifying the costs and managing the budget of a building project from outset to completion. That requires a good working knowledge of the construction industry and a strong interest in keeping up with new developments.

    As QS you’ll work as part of a team to ensure that the requirements of the client are delivered.

    Responsibilities:

    Design stage:

    • Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies
    • Prepare cost analysis based on the architectural drawings, engineering estimates, materials required and labour involved, running cost analyses of the various types of work as a forerunner to tender preparation
    • Select, price and source construction materials
    • Advise on procurement strategies
    • Factor in the implications of health and safety regulations
    • Identify commercial risks and help develop suitable responses

    Execution stage:

    • Prepare the tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities
    • Evaluate tenders from contractors and subcontractors and, where appropriate, negotiate with the contractors
    • Monitor and control costs throughout the project
    • Identify risks surrounding the project and the likelihood of cost variation
    • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations
    • Track any changes to the design or actual work and adjust budget projections
    • Responsible for the measurement and valuation of completed works, variations in the work during the contract, agreement of interim payments and the final account
    • Contract Administration and Employer’s Agent roles
    • Analyse progress and write detailed progress reports
    • Provide advice on contractual claims

    Closing stage:

    • Prepare summary reports for the client and other relevant stakeholders
    • Run cost analyses for ongoing repair and maintenance work
    • Advise on any outstanding contractual claims remaining

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a construction related subject
    • Achieved or working towards Professional Membership of the RICS, CIOB or equivalent
    • Residential/Retail/Offices development projects experience
    • Employer’s Agent experience – desirable
    • Good working knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the Building and Architectural – Civil Engineering industry. Knowledge, experience and expertise managing the Joint Contracts Tribunal contracts (JCT contracts) is essential.
    • Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement
    • Good IT skills (particularly CAD, Word and Excel)
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