Senior Quantity Surveyor - Main Building Contractor - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 65,000 - 95,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1902-12832

Consultant: Elaine Burke

Are you Quantity Surveyor with 7+ years of professional experience with proven track record in dealing with Subcontractors and Clients in relation to Valuations, Variations, Final Accounts and cost reporting?

If you are interested in discussing this role further, contact Elaine on +353-1-9696684 or send your CV to

Senior Quantity Surveyor - Main Building Contractor - Dublin


Our client is an Irish building contractor with projects across a range of sectors including Residential, Restoration / Refurbishment, Hospitality, Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical.

Based in Ireland they also cover projects in Mainland Europe. 

Job Description

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for the management of projects, budget preparation and estimates, progress reports, final account preparation, client interaction and attending various design team / site meetings.

As a Senior member of the Quantity Surveying Team the Senior QS will have responsibility for direction of the function in relation to relevant projects; as a result of which the Senior QS must be commercially aware, with a high level of commitment, initiative and enthusiasm.

In addition the job holder will also be responsible for the day to day operational oversight of the key business areas including, responsibility for liaising with and promoting cooperation with other functions, effectively assisting the QS Director and the management of intermediate and junior surveyors as required.

Liasing and reporting to the Quantity Surveying Director, the Project Director and the Contracts Manager.

Liasing with the Design Team to ensure requirements and specifications are met

Develop and maintain relationships with Client Representatives to support the activities and maintain positive relations on behalf of the client

Attend regular site meetings as a representative of the client and communicate effectively to keep QS Director up-to-date on project development status whilst also tracking and resolving issues

Reviewing tender enquiries and tender analysis for projects.

Estimating and tendering for projects in conjunction with Head Office Quantity Surveying Staff

Negotiating new projects and fixed price premiums which are cost effective 

Organising and chairing pre-award meetings with new sub-contractors in conjunctions with the clientsconstruction team

Subcontract purchasing and monitoring of packages on site

Monitoring of contra charges and notification to sub-contractors

Sub-contractor re-measurement, interim and final account payments

Processing fortnightly / monthly sub-contractor payment certificates

Compiling the variation log an signing off on variations with Project Quantity Surveyors

Issuing interim payment applications to the Project Quantity Surveyor an correlating payments received.

Final account preparations at the end of the project

Cost monitoring and reporting using construction computer software and attending monthly cost reporting meetings

Cashflow forecasting for projects and issuing monthly reports to accounts

Keeps abreast of various changes in industry and competitive environment in which the company operates.

Where required provide leadership, motivation and mentoring to intermediate & Junior Quantity Surveyors so as to encourage optimum performance, whilst also planning and 

Perform Other Duties and Projects as assigned


Degree in Quantity Surveying 

Minimum of 7 years of professional experience with proven track record in dealing with Subcontractors and Clients in relation to Valuations, Variations, Final Accounts and cost reporting

Displays through understanding of specifications, bills of quantities, and drawings

Displays high capability of extracting quantities from drawings and issuing enquiries to sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that accurate quotations are received within specified time frames

Computer literate in Microsoft Office and other Quantity Surveying Packages 

Proven track record in Commercial / Industrial Projects

Demonstrates excellent budgetary responsibility 

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to provide and explain accurate reporting.  

Excellent organisation and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities at once. 

Self-starter and ability to organise the workday around assigned activities and priorities with minimum supervision. Must be highly flexible with a high level commitment to success.

Ability to work successfully as part of a team with wide variety of individuals demonstrating effective interpersonal skills


€65,000 - €95,000 dependent on experience

Full time permanent staff role with great career prospects


Elaine Burke is the consultant managing this position. 

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact him by e-mail or phone +353-1-9696684


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