Senior Quantity Surveyor – Limerick

Typical tasks include, but are not limited to the following:


• To complete the initial review of tenders, rates, preliminaries, terms and conditions prior to commencement of a contract
• Raise sales invoices against works completed, including substantiation of costs as required
• Undertake and manage interim commercial meetings with the client, sub-contractors and the internal team.
• Report in detail as required for the senior QS/construction manager on the commercial status of the project.
• Administration of customer and sub-contractor purchase orders and invoices
• Management of sub-contractors including; prepare tenders, soliciting tenders, evaluation of rates and measures, provision of sub contract agreements, purchase orders, and general commercial management of sub-contractor
• Manage subcontractor accounts, interim valuations and final accounts. Ensure payment certificates are processed and payments are made per the agreed sub-contract and procurement terms. Retentions apply as per agreements.
• Work closely with construction managers and site engineers to track progress claims by sub-contractors and certify payments, and negotiate final accounts.
• Ability to administer the contract obligations and meet additional Client requirements. Issue interim and final accounts and progress applications per project and contract requirements. Monthly applications to be all inclusive of accurate re-measures, site changes, day works and any applicable contract claims. Identify escalations, material or labour, as appropriate.
• Management of labour costs including inputting of labour hours into business management systems and control of same via timely billing of works
• Ability to identify potential commercial risks and ensure prompt reporting of same to Senior Management. Follow direction of Senior Management in undertaking work duties.
• Verify measures on works and the application of contracted rates
• Management of variations, including measures, rates, preliminaries and 3rd party costs including materials, consumables, plant etc., issue to customer and negotiate as required.
• Capable of costing and agreeing daily work changes to include managing the subcontractor re-measurement of contract works, site day works and site change orders.
• Generate contract valuations on bi monthly basis.
• Liaise with Customer in contract administration including progress account valuations, prepare supporting documentation, final account negotiations, final payment certificates and retentions.
• Adherence to company practices, processes and generally accepted industry standards


Education, Training & Experience

• Degree Qualification in Quantity Surveying, Mechanical Engineering, construction management or equivalent
• Proficient in the suite of Microsoft applications, primarily Word and Excel
• Min 3-5 years relevant work placement experience as a surveyor is required, preferably in the mechanical sector



• Logically-minded, able to understand and make associations between basic technical requirements
• Accountable, someone who take ownership of tasks form beginning to end.
• Organised person who can self-prioritise work.
• Decisive, able to make decisions while lacking some information.
• Ability to complete successful negotiation and build rapport with customers and subcontractors
• Strong numeracy and financial management skills
• Diligent, pays a high level of attention to detail, and sets a high standard of quality for themselves and others.
• Strong Communicator, written and verbal.
• Personable, and a team player.
• Hard working and able to work in fast paced work environment.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks at once.

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