Senior Quantity Surveyor

Contact Cian Conry
  • Salary: €60,000 - €85,000
  • Location: IrelandGalwayConnacht
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

One of Ireland’s leading construction firms are actively on the look for an Senior Quantity Surveyor in Galway.

Purpose of Position

The role of the Senior QS encompasses Subcontract procurement and account management, forecasting of costs and values in monthly Project Reports, budgetary controls, cash flow forecasts, the preparation and valuation of progress and final payments in connection with any Contract or Subcontract.

It also includes the appraisal of the value of proposed construction options and the preparation of Bills and/or Schedules of Quantities of materials, labour and services required in the construction and building, or engineering works etc.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Handover from Estimating Department.
  • Pre-contract Commencement Meeting with the Project Team, Purchasing and the Plant Department.
  • Code bill of quantities in Cost X re trade packages where possible.
  • Generate QS 1&2 Project Budgets or similar from coded/ referenced Bill. Load QS1 BoQ Values & Budgets into SAP.
  • When Subcontract tenders are returned, carry out a tender analysis to ensure that a compliant and fully priced tender has been returned. Review and evaluate tenders identifying any omissions, qualifications or clarification that may be included and balance all tenders to show a like for like comparison.
  • Where necessary Quantity Surveyor to carry out Subcontractor reference checks with Quantity Surveyors in other organisations to assess/ evaluate their Health & Safety adherence, programme performance and ability to deliver, Quality/ Environmental standards, claims consciences, financial stability, resources, and any other pertinent criteria.
  • Provide the aforesaid references to the Contracts Manager/ Project Manager for their assessment and consideration.
  • Prior to appointment, Quantity Surveyor to check that Subcontractors have adequate and suitable insurances, site specific safety statement, waste disposal licenses where applicable for groundworks (liaise with the Safety Department), up to date tax clearance certificate, proof of compliance to CWPS pension scheme.
  • Set Subcontractor payment details up on the SAP system including order amount etc.
  • Notify Design Team of any Change Orders/ Variations and track changes on the Change Order/ Variation Schedule.
  • With regard to Change Orders/ Variation ensure compliance to the stated time periods as set out in the various types of Contracts – failure to serve notice in due time = claim entitlement gone.
  • Provide substantiation for Change Orders/ Variations within the required timeframe and track the Change Order/ Variation Schedule.
  • Meet with Clients Quantity Surveyor to agree change orders/ variations and confirm all agreements after the meeting
  • Attend internal and external meetings. Coordinate with the Contracts/ Project Managers to review meeting minute compiling a written response to correct any inaccuracies or omissions which may present an unfair reflection of the meeting.
  • Carry out monthly valuations of Subcontractors claims and issue payments. Monitor Subcontractor Claims in line with Construction Contracts Act.


  • Degree in Quantity Surveying is essential
  • 5+ years post grad experience is preferable
  • Can work to tight deadlines and budgets
  • Be commercially aware with good client facing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage team of Junior Surveyors
  • Minimum of 5 – 10 years +’ experience with a Main Contractor in Ireland or the UK

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