Quantity surveyor

Location Newry & Mourne, County Down
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 8 months ago
Start Date asap
Contact Graham Snoddy
Job Ref GraftSQS0011_1555507049

Job Description

Grafton Specialist are currently helping our client in their recruitment of an Electrical Quantity Surveyor.

This is an excellent opportunity and a demanding position which requires an individual to work flexibly and use their own initiative in a fast moving environment.

We would be especially keen to hear from candidates who have previous experience in Marine work / fit outs on cruise ships.

Although based predominantly in Newry, the individual may be required to travel within the UK, Europe and USA so it is essential that they hold a full valid UK driving licence, are willing to work away from home and be flexible with their hours of work.

Quantity Surveyor - Job Description

  • Review contract documentation on receipt from client to ensure compatibility with the company's tender and subsequent negotiations.
  • Review contractual terms and conditions and negotiate amendments with the client where required by the Commercial Manager.
  • Produce commercial risk register for each contract. Monitor risk and assist in implementation of agreed mitigation measures.
  • Prepare and issue enquiries for major plant & equipment and sub-contract packages. Review quotations commercially and negotiate price and terms with vendors. Issue resultant purchase orders.
  • Prepare and submit applications for payment and/or Invoices, obtain payment certificates and progress client payments in accordance with contractual provisions.
  • Measure, submit and agree variations, loss & expense and/or compensation events in accordance with contractual provisions to facilitate prompt agreement of final accounts.
  • Monitor on-site record keeping. Prepare and issue notices in accordance with contractual provisions.
  • Prepare and submit monthly cost value reconciliations and cash/ spend profiles. Attend contract review meetings.
  • Measure, certify and agree sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts. Prepare and issue contractual notices to sub-contractors.
  • Assist the Finance Department in securing payment of invoices and/or applications for payment.


  • Ideally the individual will be HNC/ degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or Building Engineering Services (or equivalent)
  • Qualifications could be overlooked if relevant experience in performing the role applies

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge and working experience of Mechanical / Electrical services and/ or utilities
  • Good commercial awareness/ acumen and negotiation skills
  • Experienced with resolving difficult or disputed accounts to finality
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills with a customer focus.
  • PC literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience of Financial and Contract Management software packages is advantageous.
  • Good motivational and organisational skills with the ability to use initiative and prioritise workload.
  • Minimum 3 years experience, would be advantageous if in the Electrical Industry

Package - Fantastic package on offer for the right candidate

Location - Newry

Please get in touch for a confidential conversation if you feel this is the role for you.

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