Quantity Surveyor

  • East London
  • Abantu Staffing Solutions
Job Overview:We are looking for a detail-oriented and proactive Quantity Surveyor. The Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for managing all aspects of cost estimation, budgeting, and financial management for construction projects, ensuring they are completed within budget and to the highest quality standards. Minimum Requirements:Matric/ Grade 12Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent construction management qualifications3+ years relevant experience as a Quantity Surveyor in the construction industryProficiency in cost estimation, budgeting, and financial management principlesKnowledge of construction contracts, procurement processes, and quantity surveying software (Highly Advantageous)Professional certification or membership with relevant industry organizations (e.g., SACQSP) (Highly Advantageous) Key Responsibilities: Cost Estimation and Budgeting: Prepare accurate cost estimates for construction projects, including materials, labour, and other expensesDevelop and maintain project budgets, tracking expenses and monitoring financial performanceIdentify cost-saving opportunities and value engineering solutions to optimize project budgets without compromising qualityProcurement and Contracts: Manage procurement activities, including sourcing suppliers, obtaining quotes, and negotiating contractsReview and evaluate contractor bids and proposals, ensuring compliance with project requirements and specificationsDraft and administer contracts, including variations and change orders, to effectively manage project costs and mitigate risksFinancial Management and Reporting: Monitor project expenditures and cash flow, identifying variances and implementing corrective actions as neededPrepare regular financial reports and forecasts, providing insights into project performance and cost trendsCollaborate with project teams and stakeholders to address financial issues and ensure adherence to budgetary constraintsQuantity Measurement and Valuation:Conduct quantity take-offs and measurements for construction materials and activities, ensuring accurate cost assessmentsPrepare interim and final valuations of work done, verifying quantities and assessing progress against project milestonesResolve discrepancies and disputes related to quantities, measurements, and valuations in a timely and fair mannerCompliance and Risk Management: Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, and industry standards governing construction projectsIdentify potential risks and challenges associated with project cost management, implementing strategies to mitigate their impactParticipate in project risk assessments and contribute to the development of risk management plans and contingency measures