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Quantity Surveyor at a Full-service Real Estate Development Company – Pivotage Consulting

  • Engineering / Technical
  • Lagos
  • Applications have closed
  • Minimum of 7+ years’ post-qualification active experience in the same position in a real estate development company / construction company.

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Pivotage Consulting - Our client is a full service Law firm which has been in existence for over 30 years. Their clients range from local and multinational companies, banks, oil and gas companies, manufacturing conglomerates, shipping companies to foreign embassies, international airlines, regulatory bodies, chambers of commerce, telecommunication companies and many others.

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Ref Id: BS/0923/QS

Location: Lagos

Department: Construction and Development

job field: Engineering / Technical

Supervisor: Project Manager

Summary / Objective

  • The quantity surveyor will be responsible for total project cost management andoperational efficiency. He is responsible for preparing cost estimates and determining optimal quantity and price of materials.
  • The quantity surveyor should be able to negotiating appropriately and get value for money whilst ensuring the project meets all legal and quality assurance requirements and regulation.
  • The quantity surveyor will be responsible for periodical financial review on projects, managing projects finances and also ensure adequate information flow to client.


  • Carrying out monthly financial reviews on projects and forecast final outturn values for cost, sales and margin.
  • Maximizing value of monthly applications and measurement and submission of contract variations. Timely submission and negotiation of final accounts to the client / main contractor and subcontractors.
  • Preparing cost plans to enable design teams to produce practical designs for construction projects, which involve liaising with architects, engineers and subcontractors.
  • Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities
  • Evaluating tenders from contractors and subcontractors and, where appropriate, negotiate with the contractors.
  • Controlling all stages of projects within predetermined budget and expenditure.
  • Monitoring and keeping track of project progress and are responsible for the measurement and valuation of variations in the work during the contract, for agreement of interim payments and the final account.
  • Working as part of a team to ensure that the requirements of the client are delivered.
  • Carrying out monthly valuations of work in progress, including forecasting of final costs and sales
  • Providing advice to project staff on commercial and contractual matters including reviewing and drafting of correspondence.
  • Commercial vetting of sub-contractor tenders and contracts.
  • Certification of subcontractor monthly valuations and final accounts.
  • Interim valuations and payment assessment Cost management process
  • Communicating regularly with project staff and specialist subcontractors to ensure commercial controls are in place, understood and followed at all times.
  • Managing and produce accurate formal reports in accordance with business timetable.
  • Monitoring all commercial information in relation to project including labour, material and sub contractor cost forecasting thus ensuring budgets adhered to.
  • Suppling all relevant information to the Managing partners and project manager for review at the specified intervals set.
  • Assisting the managing partners with a range of other duties as may be required from time to time.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A good academic qualification (degree) from a recognized university; Relevant postgraduate qualifications and / or certification with NIQS ; Contract Management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7+ years’ post-qualification active experience in the same position in a real estate development company / construction company.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft office applications; Autocad, and at least one “take-off” software
  • Ability to absorb complex information and assess requirements readily.
  • Excellent communicating and negotiating skills
  • Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Have good practical organization skills, planning of resources and programme scheduling.
  • Be able to provide both summarized and detailed reports, on current activities.
  • IT Literate able to use Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Ability to use Construction Costing Software
  • Demonstrable experience in construction contracts.
  • Smart and professional appearance.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Customer-focused.

Application Closing Date
24th September, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (in MS Word format only) to: using “Quantity Surveyor” as the subject of the email.