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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

29-06-2023 01:06
South Dublin County Council

The role

The Assistant Quantity Surveyor will be required to work as part of a project team under the supervision and direction of an Executive Quantity Surveyor, or such designated person as may be assigned from time to time. They will also be required at times to work independently under their own initiative as circumstances demand. The Assistant Quantity Surveyor will be required to provide the full range of quantity surveying services from project inception to the final account on projects allocated to them. The duties allocated will reflect the APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) Programme approach and the Assistant Quantity Surveyor will also have the opportunity to gain a practical insight across a broad range of projects in a large local authority. Career development in the form of targeted CPD, mentoring and enrolment in APC will be encouraged.

The ideal candidate

  • possess good professional knowledge and skills.
  • possess good numeracy, verbal and written communication skills.
  • be able to work within multi-disciplined teams as required and / or to work independently on allocated projects.
  • have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • possess good IT skills.
  • possess a working knowledge of Building Information Modelling.
  • demonstrate a willingness to challenge issues in a positive and engaging manner.
  • have good knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety legislation and regulations, the implications for the organisation and the employee, and their application in the workplace;
  • on the date of appointment possess a current unendorsed full driving licence (Category A1, A and/or B) as they may be required to drive in the course of their duties.



Each candidate must be of good character.



Candidates will be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.


Education, training, experience

Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:
a) Hold a professional qualification in Quantity Surveying that is prescribed under the Building Control Act 2007, or a qualification in Quantity Surveying that is equivalent to a qualification so prescribed;
b) Be eligible for registration as a Quantity Surveyor under the Building Control Act 2007 without requiring further assessment. Any appointment will be subject to registration under the Act;
c) Have at least two years satisfactory experience of Quantity Surveying work; and
d) Possess a high standard of technical training and experience.

Key competencies / skills

  • Delivering results
  • Performance through People
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Local government knowledge and understanding

The duties of the Assistant Quantity Surveyor will include

  • measuring and valuing approximate quantities for the preparation of Cost Plans.
  • preparing and / or checking estimates.
  • preparing quantities under Agreed Rules of Measurement for various construction and
  • precinct improvement projects.
  • structuring Bills of Quantities with Buildsoft / Cubit or other proprietary BOQ production systems.
  • preparing, inviting, analysing and reporting upon main contract and sub-contract tenders.
  • attending site/project meetings.
  • measuring and valuing works on-site for valuations, variations and so on.
  • checking and agreeing on valuations.
  • reporting and advising upon final accounts.
  • interpreting and working with the various Public Works Contract Conditions.
  • assisting in general office procedures.
  • carrying out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibilities that may be required from time to time.
  • These duties are indicative rather than exhaustive and are carried out under general guidance.
  • Persons employed will be required to work in any location within the South Dublin administrative area.

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20th July 2023

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