Experience Quantity Surveyor

Full time @NIQS in Real Estate Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1004
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Construction
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor / HND

Job Description

The quantity surveyor manages all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Surveyors seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.


  • preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client;
  • undertaking cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work;
  • assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;
  • performing risk, value management and cost control;
  • advising on procurement strategy;
  • identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks;
  • preparing and analysing costings for tenders;
  • allocating work to subcontractors;
  • providing advice on contractual claims;
  • analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports;
  • valuing completed work and arranging payments;
  • maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use;
  • understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.


  • BSc/HND in Quantity Surveying
  • Professional qualification will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years post NYSC qualification experience.
  • Candidates must have worked as QS for a construction company

Additional Information

  • Must understand the different types of bonds and where they are applicable – Advance Payment, Retention, Performance, Bid etc
  • Must understand how to prepare material and labour schedule
  • Must be able to prepare BOQ with rates taking off with project drawings
  • Must have excellent understanding of grades of concrete with their mix ratios
  • Must have excellent understanding of how to prepare valuations and variation claims
  • Must understand what terms like penultimate valuation, half moiety, LAD, etc.
  • Must understand how to price project preliminaries in relation to extension of time.
  • Must understand the various methods of valuing preliminaries for an ongoing project
  • Must understand the preambles and conditions of contract – FIDIC , SMM and JCT
  • Must understand the various types of contracts – Fixed, Fluctuating, All inclusive etc
  • Must understand site materials inventory management and control.
  • Must have executed at least two projects with the value of 500 Million Naira (10 Million Cedis) each, or a single project with a value of 1 Billion Naira (20 Million Cedis) as the QS in charge for a construction company.
  • Must have good understanding of how to perform cost control analysis, and draw up reports on changes to work and contractor’s claims.

Required skills

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