Quantity Surveyor

  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Designer Group

 Designer Group is a leading international engineering solutions group with operations covering Ireland, the UK, Germany, Africa and the United States.

As part of our continued growth we are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor, that is passionate about the continued growth and success of the company.


Role and Responsibilities;

  • Attending estimation to operations meetings to gather and gather and review the project information in detail from the estimating department then analysing before agreeing on project targets.
  • Prepare Tender Risk Analysis based on standard format, Contract documentation including bill of quantities.
  • Evaluate the terms and conditions of sub-contractors / contractors with emphasis on risk, Program, Terms & Conditions, Design Responsibilities etc.
  • Project set up – setting budgets for materials, labour, prelims and major plant items all in conjunction with the Buying and Operations team.
  • Placement of sub-contract orders in conjunction with relevant Managers/Buying and Operations Department.
  • Project cash flows at set up stage and throughout the duration of works.
  • Measurement of work to maximise the value of application.
  • Administer applications for payments to the client whilst reviewing internal costs to maximise and maintain positive cash flow.
  • Payments of sub-contractors to ensure positive cash flow where possible and fair valuations.
  • Run accurate Commercial Cost Control Reports on projects ensuring reports clearly identify committed costs, forecast costs for materials, sub-contract and labour in addition to preliminaries etc.
  • To prepare and present monthly company reports at each project and/or business review, in line with company formats and standards.
  • Set up and maintain variations logs with feed into costs as outlined above for all client variations and sub-contract variations, including the management and agreement of such variations.
  • Review Site Programmes in respect to delays, disruptions, damage and sub-contract program.
  • Ensure that client relationships are enhanced to maximise on current and future opportunities.
  • respond to client letters in a fitting and contractual manner t ensure that the companies position is protected at all times.
  • Identify, analysis and develop responses to commercial risks in conjunction wit the Managing QS/Commercial Director.
  • Provide advise on contractual claims – analysing outcomes and forecast and report as required.
  • Always act in a manner fitting to the business and uphold the company’s standards internally and externally a all times.
  • General contract administration.
  • Preparation of bill of quantities, budgets, take offs.
  • Involvement with the compilation of tender documents and procurement strategy.
  • Assessment of sub-contractor’s applications for payment.
  • Assist the Managing QS/Commercial Director in the preparation of monthly commercial reports.
  • Assist the Estimation Department form time to time on the preparation of estimates.
  • Use the company’s financial systems to the benefit of the business to ensure accurate cost reporting.


Skills & Experience;

  • Third level Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills dealing with design team / client / meetings etc.
  • Good attention to detail, with an analytical approach and ability to work using your own initiative.


To apply for this job email your details to IRLcareers@designergrp.com

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