Quantity Surveyor

Contact Jake Kavanagh
  • Salary: €60,000 - €80,000 DOE
  • Location: LeinsterCarlow
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

Our client, is currently on the lookout for an Intermediate Quantity Surveyor  for Carlow. The company in question are growing main contractor in the Irish Civil’s industry based in Carlow. They have multiple projects commencing across Dublin, Leinster and Cork. They are looking for an individual with 4-7 years experience working in the Construction centre. This is a full time, permanent position, with great scope for career progression, hybrid work is an option.


  • Advise and regularly report to the Project Director on contractual and commercial matters.
  • Develop and implement commercial strategies to drive revenue growth while minimizing costs.
  • Manage interfaces between the Director, internal engineering, legal, and finance functions.
  • Set financial targets, develop budgets, and monitor performance using key metrics.
  • Provide commercial input into procurement strategies and evaluations for construction.
  • Support commercial aspects of contract management to ensure smooth handover.
  • Advise, draft, and support project correspondence.
  • Review and update risk registers, variation trackers, and extension of time tracker sheets on a monthly basis, incorporating them into monthly reports.
  • Provide support in the initiation and setup of projects.
  • Advise on contractual matters and determine the contractual approach with the client.
  • Identify contract grounds for claims and define claim strategies.
  • Review notices and contractual correspondence.
  • Prepare upstream claims and review and assess downstream claims.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of the Project Agreement and Subcontract Contract conditions.
  • Take responsibility for Subcontract Contracts, scopes of work, terms and conditions, and negotiations.
  • Manage collateral warranties, guarantees, retentions, and performance bonds.


  • Relevant industry experience, with 5+ years in a comparable position.
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction, Engineering, or relevant business field.
  • Ability to identify growth opportunities.
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams of professionals.
  • Capability to manage projects from inception to completion.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Commercial acumen and financial awareness.
  • Effective collaboration in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Proven ability to form, lead, and motivate QS/Commercial teams.
  • Organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and dynamic.
  • Strong negotiation, persuasion, and influencing skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

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For more information or to apply directly email jake.kavanagh@sonastechnical.com


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