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Quantity Surveyor

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Location:
South Africa, Sunninghill
Job reference ID:
949521
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Job details

QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Job Function
Core / Support : Core
Job Category : Professional
Job Level : Professional
Department : Civil Department
Major Task Headings :
• Prepare cost plans for projects
• Manage the costs relating to projects
• Minimise the costs of the project and enhance value for money whilst ensuring that the project meets all legal and quality assurance requirements.
Purpose of the Job
• Responsible for advising Project Managers and engineers on the probable cost of construction and on the costs of alternative designs to deliver on client requirements within the infrastructure and engineering sector.
Main functions:
• Prepare cost plans for projects
• Manage the costs relating to projects
• Minimise the costs of the project and enhance value for money whilst ensuring that the project meets all legal and quality assurance requirements.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Estimating
• Preparation of estimates for civil, building and infrastructure projects (All disciplines)
• Preparation of estimates for mining and process sectors (All disciplines)
• Pricing estimates and benchmarking.
Technical Expertise
• Managing and taking ownership of preparation of Bills of Quantities and Preambles for tenders and contracts in the appropriate measurement method i.e. COLTO, SANS 1200, etc.
• Managing and taking ownership of assisting and advising on procurement process, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, Bills of Quantities, arithmetic checks, cost analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively.
• Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively.
• Ensuring that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively.
• Ensuring the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client / PM / Package Engineer.
• Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed.
• Validating, checking and assessing and contractors claims.
• Prepare, negotiate and agree final accounts.
• Taking a lead role in interfacing with the client / PM / Package Engineer, at all project stages.
• Assist in any contracts administration duties related to QS / Cost Professionals.
• Perform cost analysis and draw up reports on changes to works and/or contractor's claims.
• Coordinate and develop appropriate control budgets consistent with project estimate and WBS / CBS.
• Implement and monitor costs within each project stage and for entire project until completion or close-out.
• Coordinate or develop appropriate internal and external benchmarking and technical limits.
• Coordinate preparation of cost risk analysis.
• Provide cost input to and implement the cost element of change management procedure.
• Provide cost input to and implement the cost element of risk management plan.
Communications
• Liaise and co-ordinate with the client, project manager and engineers of other disciplines to ensure adherence to project and client requirements and specifications
• Written and spoken communications should be in a respectful and professional manner
• Keeping project managers and engineers informed and up to date on status of projects / estimates
Personal Capabilities
• Takes ownership and accountability for project design deliverables
• Proactive, results driven and committed
• Values innovation and diversity of ideas
• Positive - “can do” attitude
• Initiative
• Always looking for opportunities to grow and improve capability
• Drives personal development (within industry through registration and within company)
Requirements for the Position
• Education BSc Quantity Surveying or Engineering Degree
• Professionally Registered QS or Certification
Training
• Full MS Office Package at minimum intermediate level
• Working e

Branch:
South Africa
Contact:
Matt Daubermann
Job reference ID:
949521
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