Quantity Surveyor

Job Categories:

Construction


Date Posted:

2019-09-09

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:
Job Purpose
The Quantity Surveyor will estimate costs of construction projects, work with contractors, builders, and architects to provide the most cost effective plans that meet high quality standards.
 
Summary of 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
  • Analyze costs for maintenance and additional building needs
  • 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
  • Advise on property taxes, regulations, and local laws
  • Source maintenance costs and facilities management for clients
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with contractors and subcontractors
  • Utilize software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates
  • Analyze completed projects to determine ROI and compare costs

 

 


Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Full Grade Twelve Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Engineering, Management, or related field
  • 3 - 5 years of construction estimating experience, financial experience, construction experience, or related field
  • 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
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body (i.e EIZ)
 
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com and Copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com
 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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