Overview

Department: Estimating
Reporting: Contracts Manager

Quantity Surveyor Job Summary
We are seeking a skilled, reliable, efficient quantity surveyor to join our growing organization. In this position, you will estimate costs of construction projects, working with contractors, builders, and architects to provide the most cost effective plans that meet high quality standards. You must have strong organizational and communication skills in order to manage and direct development plans.

Quantity Surveyor Duties and 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

Quantity Surveyor Requirements and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, construction engineering, management, 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

Work Experience
• Not less than 1 year of general construction estimating experience, financial experience, or related field
• Electrical and Power contracting organizations.