Senior Quantity Surveyor

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Posted 05 June 2024

DATE : JUNE 2024


The Snr. Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for managing all aspects of the contractual
and financial side of construction projects, as well as preforming a support function for
Estimating & Procurement Departments.

Ensure that the construction projects are completed within its projected budget.
Manage the QS Department of Devmark Construction.


1. Estimating
– Assist in compiling the BOQ by measuring architectural plans and other relevant information
– Preparation of the Estimating Plan.

-Review specifications on new contracts, review resource list including relevance to works
and new rates/ escalations.
-Preparing and analysing costings for tenders.


2. Contract Administration
-Administer contracts.
– Assist senior management with the preparation of contractual claims
– Insurance claims
– Contract documents.
– Maintain filing system.
– Contract close out file.
– Provide commercial advice to the site team as and when required.
– Assist in the development of company procedures where required.
– Review contract conditions, agree recommendations with the Commercial Director and
negotiate amendments to documentation with sub-contractors and clients.


2. Sub-Contractors and Suppliers
– Administer documentation.
– Procedures being followed.
– Back-to-back with main contract
– Advising on procurement strategy
– Preparing subcontract documents, including bills of quantities
– Review and approve subcontract payments.
– Negotiate favourable pricing.
– Finalize accounts.
-Timeous placement of bulk supply agreements.
– Guarantee / retention control.


3. Revenue & Cash Management
– Timeous submissions of payment applications
– Identify variations & additional revenue registers.
– Price up variations and obtain agreement with clients.
– Valuing works as they progress and agreeing final accounts.
– Maximize opportunities.
– Agree Final Account
– Maintain positive cash flow.
– Ensure payments are received timeously.


4. Cost Management
– Managing costs on a wide variety of projects
–  Undertaking costs value analysis including cost value reporting.
– Performing risk and value management and cost control
– Identify, analyse, and develop responses to commercial risks.


5. Reports
– Prepare, operate, and maintain Project Cost Reports
– Timeous preparation of CMS report
– Analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports.


6. Mentoring
– Supervise members of the commercial team
-Establishing relationship with QS Team
– Managing and delegating to Site QS’s as required
-Using mentoring tools
– Maintain regular contact.


7. Continuous improvements
– You will contribute to the overall running and continuous improvement of the business,
along with development of the Commercial Department, by ensuring that the highest
professional standards are maintained to continually improve the service given to Clients.
– Identifying problems and offering solutions.
– Ensuring the Company’s procedures are followed as they relate to Construction and offering
suggestions as to their development and improvement.
-Encouraging and developing teamwork both within your team and between teams,
internally and externally.
– Have an excellent understanding and are compliant with the processes outlined in Company
-Actively participating in training and continuous improvement activities for betterment of
skills and safe working practices.


-MS Excel
– Contracting suite of documents (JBCC)
-Budget preparation
– Knowledge of operational construction processes
– Able to accurately assess actual quantities and liabilities of work done.
– Building & Construction industry trends
– QTO & CCS knowledge and experience


The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
– Meet deadlines.
– Apply and monitor stringent cost controls.
– Ensure contractual compliance, manage, and resolve contractual issues.
– Communicate at all levels.
– Select and appoint sub-contractors and manage associated contractual obligations and compliance.
– Prepare accurate monthly cost reports.
– Calculate required quantities to maximise revenue/profit.


-BSc. QS (Hons) – Desirable / BTech QS


– Post Qualification QS experience in a construction contracting environment.
– Business & Financial acumen
– Minimum of 7 years’ experience on Building projects


-Integrity — Be honest and ethical.
– Attention to Detail —Be careful about detail and thorough in completing work
– Dependability — Responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
– Leadership — Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
– Self-Control — Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger,
and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
– Stress Tolerance — Accept criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high
stress situations.
– Cooperation — Be pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured,
cooperative attitude.
– Innovation — Creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers
to work-related problems.
– Adaptability/Flexibility — Open to change (positive or negative) and too
considerable variety in the workplace.
– Initiative — Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.


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