Quantity Surveyor Job Description

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Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Quantity Surveyors specialise in the field of construction cost management for projects. They generally manage a small commercial team that requires reviewing tender applications. Also, Quantity Surveyors set up orders and certify payments of sub-contractors, managing works to the contract and finalising commercial close of projects.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Project Managers and Commercial Managers to effectively manage and monitor the costs of the project,
  • Liaise with construction and other-related professionals to plan and deliver projects
  • Examine structural drawings and specifications
  • Setting up sub-contractors’ orders
  • Evaluate tender documents, contracts, and other agreements to identify risks, discrepancies, and potential variations
  • Report findings to stakeholders, including clients, project teams, and senior management to facilitate further decision-making.
  • Certifying sub-contractor payments
  • Finalising commercial close of projects
  • Review changes to construction plans and assess costs
  • Track project costs and produce financial forecasts for clients

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering / Quantity Surveyor / Contract Administration or similar
  • Previous demonstrated experience in a commercial capacity is ideally a heavy civil engineering or waterwork environment.
  • A willingness and competency to perform in a commercial based role.
  • Excellent communication and people skills with practical mindset and work with hands-on approach.
  • A solutions-orientated attitude with a desire to work the highest of levels.
  • Ability to work independently and can manage complex situations with good problem-solving skills.
  • A solutions-orientated attitude with a desire to work the highest of levels.
  • A degree within the commercial or engineering field is essential.

Working Conditions

  • Work in both an office and on-site environment
  • Work schedules tend to vary depending on project needs
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines or when nearing the completion of a project
  • A lot of collaborative work with other professionals working on the project
  • Generally work in large infrastructure projects at once

Average Salary

  • $110k to $130k per year in Australia
  • $115 to $140k per year in New Zealand

Salary is based on © SEEK and © Indeed statistics and research.

This Quantity Surveyor job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/New Zealand market.


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