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Brian M Durkan & Co. Ltd
Durkan House
63 York Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 2140014

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location: Greater Dublin Area
Entered: 24 Mar 2017
Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Permanent
A leading Dublin based Building Contractor / Property Developer is seeking a Senior Quantity

As Senior 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 Senior 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
. Reviewing tender enquiries and tender analysis for projects.
. Estimating and tendering for projects in conjunction with Head Office Quantity Surveying
. 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
. Keeps abreast of various changes in industry and competitive environment in which the
company operates.
. Where required provide leadership, motivation and mentoring to intermediate & Junior
Quantity Surveyors so as to encourage optimum performance, whilst also planning and
. Perform Other Duties and Projects as assigned


. Degree in Quantity Surveying
. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with proven track record in dealing with
Subcontractors and Clients in relation to Valuations, Variations, Final Accounts and cost
. Displays through 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
. Computer literate in Microsoft Office and other Quantity Surveying Packages (Buildsoft)
. Proven track record in Commercial / Residential Projects
. Demonstrates 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.
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