Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Salary: Negotiable

A leading Dublin based Building Contractor / Property Developer is seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor. The successful candidate will be based in head office, located in south Dublin.

As Quantity Surveyor the successful applicant will be responsible for the management of projects, budget preparation and estimates, progress reports, final account preparation, client interaction and attending various design team / site meetings. As a member of the Quantity
Surveying Team you will have responsibility for direction of the function in relation to relevant projects; as a result of which you must be commercially aware, with a high level of commitment, initiative and enthusiasm. In addition the job holder will also be responsible for the day to day operational oversight of the key business areas including, responsibility for liaising with and promoting cooperation with other functions, effectively assisting the QS Director as required.

Principle Duties & Accountabilities:

. Liaising and reporting to the Quantity Surveying Director, the Managing Director and the Contracts Director
. Liaising with the Design Team to ensure requirements and specifications are met
. Develop and maintain relationships with Client Representatives to support the activities and maintain positive relations
. Attend regular site meetings as a company representative and communicate effectively to keep QS Director up-to-date on project development status whilst also tracking and resolving issues
. Reviewing tender enquiries and tender analysis for projects.
. Estimating and tendering for projects in conjunction with Head Office Quantity Surveying Staff
. Negotiating new projects and fixed price premiums which are cost effective
. Organising and chairing pre-award meetings with new sub-contractors in conjunctions with the construction team
. Subcontract purchasing and monitoring of packages on site
. Monitoring of contra charges and notification to sub-contractors
. Sub-contractor re-measurement, interim and final account payments
. Processing fortnightly / monthly sub-contractor payment certificates
. Compiling the variation log and signing off on variations with Project Team
. Issuing interim payment applications and correlating payments received.
. Final account preparations at the end of the project
. Cost monitoring and reporting using construction computer software and attending monthly cost reporting meetings
. Cashflow forecasting for projects and issuing monthly reports to accounts
. Keeping abreast of various changes in industry and competitive environment in which the company operates.
. Where required provide leadership, motivation and mentoring to intermediate and Junior Quantity Surveyors so as to encourage optimum performance
. Perform Other Duties and Projects as assigned


. Degree in Quantity Surveying.
. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in contracting with proven track record in dealing with Subcontractors and Clients in relation to Valuations, Variations, Final Accounts and Cost Reporting.
. Displays thorough understanding of specifications, bills of quantities, and drawings.
. Displays high capability of extracting quantities from drawings and issuing enquiries to sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that accurate quotations are received within specified time frames.
. Computer literate in Microsoft Office and other Quantity Surveying Packages (Buildsoft).
. Proven track record in Commercial / Residential Projects.
. Demonstrate excellent budgetary responsibility.
. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to provide and explain accurate reporting.
. Excellent organisation and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities at once.
. Self-starter and ability to organise the workday around assigned activities and priorities with minimum supervision. Must be highly flexible with a high level commitment to success.
. Ability to work successfully as part of a team with wide variety of individuals demonstrating effective interpersonal skills.

This is an opportunity that will suit a professional looking to progress their career with a well-regarded, highly respected developer, looking for realistic career progression and a very attractive salary and package.


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