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Executive Quantity Surveyor

31-01-23 07:01
Fingal County Council


Each candidate must be of good character.


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


Candidates must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

  • 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 in Section 29 of the Building Control Act 2007 and
  • 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
  • Have at least five years satisfactory experience of Quantity Surveying work
  • Possess a high standard of technical training and experience; and
  • Possess a high standard of administrative experience.


  1. The employment is wholetime, permanent and pensionable.

Persons who become pensionable employees of a local authority who are liable to pay the Class A rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration plus 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependant or qualified children).

Persons who become pensionable employees of a local authority who are liable to pay the Class D rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 5% of their pensionable remuneration.

All persons who become pensionable employees of a local authority will be required in respect of the local Government (Spouses and Children’s Contributory Pension) Scheme to contribute to the local authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration in accordance with the terms of the Scheme.


Where a person who is not already a permanent employee of a local authority is employed, the following provisions shall apply:-

  • there shall be a period after such employments takes effect during which such person shall hold the position on probation;
  • such period will be one year but the Chief Executive may at his discretion extend such period;
  • such person shall cease to hold the position at the end of the period of probation unless during such period the Chief Executive has certified the service of such person is satisfactory


€53,626 – €74,544 per annum

This salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time.  Holders of the post shall pay to the local authority any fees or other monies (other than their inclusive salary) payable to or received by them by virtue of their post or in respect of any services which they are required by or under any enactment to perform.

  1. Holders of the post shall reside in the district in which their duties are to be performed or within a reasonable distance thereof.
  • Act under the direction of the Senior Quantity Surveyor/Senior Executive Quantity Surveyor in the Architects Dept.
  • Preparation of cost and economic advice for client depts in the Council and external clients where applicable
  • Prepare documentation for submission to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
  • Construction procurement
  • Framework tendering and administration
  • Act as part of a design team
  • Preparation and production of Bills of Quantities
  • Tender action, evaluation and recommendation
  • Administration of GCCC public works contracts
  • Contract administration generally including preparation of interim recommendations for payment and final accounts; cost reports
  • Attend site meetings and attend on site for other duties
  • Deal directly with contractors
  • Deal with Council insurance claims, primarily housing related
  • Other quantity surveying duties as arising
  • and such duties as may be assigned to them in relation to the area of any other Local Authority.

The Ideal Candidate Shall:

  • Possess good professional knowledge and skills
  • Have a strong, outward looking perspective and possess an awareness of developments within the construction sector
  • Be able to work within multi-disciplined teams as required and also to work independently on allocated projects
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess good IT skills
  • Have the ability to manage financial resources within a budgetary control framework
  • Have a good working knowledge of the Capital Works Management Framework and the Public Works Contracts.
  • On the date of appointment possess a current unendorsed full driving licence (category A1, A and/ or B) as he / she may be required to drive in the course of their duties.


For the purpose of satisfying the requirement as to health it will be necessary for successful candidates, before they are employed, to undergo a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to be nominated by the Local Authority.


Retirement Age is 70.


A local authority may decide, by reason of the number of persons seeking admission to a competition, to carry out a short-listing procedure.  The number of persons to be invited, in these circumstances, to interview shall be determined by the local authority from time to time, having regard to the likely number of vacancies to be filled.

Selection will be by means of an interview conducted by or on behalf of the local authority.  Candidates will be required to pay any expenses incurred by them in attending the interview.

Panels may be formed on the basis of such interviews.  Candidates whose names are on a panel and who satisfy the local authority that they possess the qualification declared for the post and that they are otherwise suitable for appointment may, within the life of the panel, be appointed as appropriate vacancies arise.

The local authority shall require a person to whom an appointment is offered to take up such appointment within a period of not more than six weeks and if he or she fails to take up the appointment within such period or such longer period as the local authority in its absolute discretion may determine, the local authority shall not appoint the person.

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