Quantity Surveyor

Job description

Summary

To manage the cost of construction projects, working with sub-contractors to provide the most cost-effective solutions that meet high quality standards.


Key Responsibilities

  • Review architectural plans and prepare quantity needs
  • Estimate quantity and costs of materials
  • Prepare contracts and documents
  • Set budgets for payments, inventory needs, and materials
  • Track changes in plans or constructions; update budgets
  • Negotiate with contractors and subcontractors
  • Hire and document contractors and subcontractors
  • Act as a liaison between clients and site managers/engineers
  • Keep track of construction materials and inventory
  • Identify potential financial or construction risks
  • Advise clients on improvements, strategies, and/or estimated costs
  • Prepare payments for contractors and subcontractors
  • Document progress, materials, and reports on project
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with contractors and subcontractors
  • Utilize software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, construction engineering, management, or related field
  • 7-10 years experience in quantity surveying
  • Proficient in computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to analyze financial records and apply data to improved results
  • Strong aptitude for numbers, spreadsheets, and financial reports
  • Experienced at compiling and following strict budgets; strong estimating and financial analysis skills
  • In-depth understanding of construction, materials, pricing, and industry
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-starter
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize projects, schedules and duties
  • Exhibit strong analytical and critical thinking skills with attention to detail Working knowledge of FDIC contracts