Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Quantity Surveyor Job Description

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Quantity surveyor provides input to the contract close-out report for construction contracts in respect of financial and quantitative information including the provision of related documentation.

Quantity Surveyor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective quantity surveyor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included quantity surveyor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Have working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials
Have a sound working knowledge of construction and contract law and various forms of Conditions of Contract
Have knowledge of construction techniques on particular projects
Be knowledgeable of construction techniques on particular projects
Have sound working knowledge of construction and contract law and various forms of Conditions of Contract
Preparation of Cash flow forecasts
Estimating and cost planning
Reporting to the senior quantity surveyor
Assist with the preparation of estimates and cost plans
Assist in the preparation of advice on contract procurement

Quantity Surveyor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Quantity Surveyor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the quantity surveyor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Surveying, Construction, Civil Engineering, Management, Engineering, Education, Graduate, Technical, Construction Management, Science

Skills for Quantity Surveyor

Desired skills for quantity surveyor include:

Construction and contract law and various forms of Conditions of Contract
Construction techniques on particular projects
Similar
Basic plant
Equipment and materials
Use of QS software CATO
JCT and NEC Conditions of Contract
Adheres to the Companys GMCEs
BMS and other governance
Range of project procurement options

Desired experience for quantity surveyor includes:

Professional Certification or equivalent in Surveying is desirable
Must be local to Thatcham
Assist with the preparation of valuations and financial statements
Assist with the preparation of standard documentation – reports, valuation, letters and financial statements
Assist with the preparation of tender documents
Analyse tenders and prepare tender reports

Quantity Surveyor Examples

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Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a quantity surveyor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quantity surveyor
  • Assist with construction and contract administration and settlement of construction disputes
  • Represent the business at design team and progress meetings
  • Contribute to reviews of our appointment documentation
  • Assist in securing new and repeat business
  • Reports directly to the Project Manager
  • Manage correspondence including the timely pricing and agreement of variations, effective handling of contract charges, and early settlement of disputes / claims
  • Early Warning Notices
  • Legal Letters
  • Assisting Project Manager with valuation of works to invoice to customers
  • Arrange off-site material visits and payment
Qualifications for quantity surveyor
  • Working towards MRICS
  • Experience of delivering projects under the NEC3 form of contract
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or related
  • Capable of working on own initiative but also as part of the overall contracts team
  • Assisting Project Manager with the management of subcontractors including the assessment and selection, placing orders and financial control of work undertaken
  • Ensure that up to date project files are maintained
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Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a quantity surveyor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for quantity surveyor
  • Monitoring of costs to ensure that the budget isn’t exceeded, and that cost savings are achieved
  • Preparation and negotiation of claims
  • Assist Commercial Manager with other tasks if and when required
  • Preparation of valuations and financial statements
  • Assist in mentoring junior staff
  • Assist with the execution of estimates, plus the delivery to the clients
  • Manage the commercial resources (finance) of the assigned project (or section) to maximise planned gross margin through the placement and control of contracts and subcontracts
  • Support the authorisation and submission of project variations
  • Manage the commercial resources of the assigned project to maximise planned gross margin through the placement and control of contracts and subcontracts
  • To coordinate subcontractor tender responses and provide full comparisons of all quotes vs
Qualifications for quantity surveyor
  • Must be local to Cumbria
  • MRICS/MCIOB qualified
  • Experience of pre contract surveying duties on environment and water projects
  • Ideally will have proven experience in multiple sectors as a Project Surveyor
  • Working knowledge of NEC3 and JCT Forms
  • Client facing experience acting as Employer's Agent on projects would be helpful
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Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a quantity surveyor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for quantity surveyor
  • Provide quantity surveying duties for mechanical, electrical and small refurbishment projects
  • Improve efficiency by ensure jobs are accurately priced and including for all relevant over heads
  • Assessing the viability of the project after the cost plan has been produced in order to ensure that the client is achieving the best value for money
  • Track all payments made for both labour and materials
  • To plan regular site visits for larger projects to ensure the work is being carried out to the required specification and to ensure that the client is kept up to date with everything that is going on
  • Snag and review commissioning data from each projects to ensure the project works are completed in line with the tender and project documents
  • Regular reporting to clients regarding project progress and any issues that have arisen
  • Be a member of the Quantity Surveying team for the delivery function of Distributed Energy UK & Ireland operations for industrial and commercial customers
  • Be a Quantity Surveyor who delivers industry leading performance
  • Adheres to the culture and processes to manage the commercial aspects of projects so that
Qualifications for quantity surveyor
  • Ideally possess or working towards MRICS
  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, or recognized conversion Diploma/Degree alongside a Construction/Engineering degree
  • Bachelor Degree holder in Quantity Surveying discipline or equivalent
  • Practical experience in working on large-scale residential, commercial and/or hotel projects for private sector developers, and/or building works and/or civil infrastructure works projects in the public sector is advantageous
  • Good leadership skills, able to work independently
  • 0-3 years working experience encompassing both pre and post contract in consultancy environment
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Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a quantity surveyor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for quantity surveyor
  • Contribute to the management and maintenance of a contract cost reporting system, ensuring all financial information is managed and up-to-date and tracked with budget/tender allowances, commitments and deviations highlighted and managed
  • With other members of the team, produce and provide accurate forecasts of project cost to completion and final value
  • Continually monitor projected costs to completion in line with budget
  • Have previous experience in Quantity Surveying, some of which should have been obtained within a relevant business environment
  • Have a valid CSCS card
  • Have detailed knowledge and understanding of tendering and procurement processes
  • Have the ability to apply the knowledge and principles of commercial management to construction projects
  • Advise the Project Manager and Senior QS/Commercial Manager early, of any potential over-spends, non-compliances and any other problem areas on the project
  • Take responsibility within the Project Team to ensure projects are setup on the company accounting system with a suitable Work Breakdown Structure in line with OPSTAT guidelines
  • Take responsibility for accepting budget & tender data from successful tenders into the Company accounting/Reporting System
Qualifications for quantity surveyor
  • Internship experience in quantity surveying would be of advantages
  • Ability to implement commercial/contractual matters within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to analyze project variations and changes, prepare project reports, analyze information for adjustments to project budget as necessary to ensure a successful project for the client and the firm
  • Ability to measure works on site and from drawings including competence with electronic measurement systems
  • Holds the relevant qualifications (Degree or HNC in Quantity Surveying desirable)
  • Civil Engineering project history
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Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of quantity surveyor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for quantity surveyor
  • Ensure persons under your authority are made aware of their responsibilities
  • Be responsible for the management of all necessary recharges to third parties
  • Have a qualification in a field related to the post such as in management
  • Be proficient in use of NEC
  • Ensure that necessary interface information between customers, sub-contractors and other departments is provided in a timely manner
  • Monitor cash flow and valuation plan, ensuring applications are made correctly and in a timely manner
  • Assist the Project Management team member(s) in arranging and undertaking project reviews and issue of associated reports
  • Have previous experience in Quantity Surveying, some of which should have been obtained within a relevant business environment and a valid CSCS card is required
  • Have the ability to implement procedures to quantify and cost construction works, including the use of appropriate standard methods of measurement
  • Have an understanding of the requirements to provide and obtain Insurance, Bonds and Warranties
Qualifications for quantity surveyor
  • Holds the relevant qualifications Degree
  • Holds the relevant qualifications (Degree in Quantity Surveying)
  • Must have NEC experience
  • Must have a good civils background
  • Knowledge of standard methods of measurement for construction works
  • Membership of a QS body

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