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Executive Quantity Surveyor

27-02-2024 05:02
Dublin City Council

Job Description

The Executive Quantity Surveyor will be required to work as part of a project team under the supervision and direction of a Senior Executive Quantity Surveyor. They will also be required at times to work independently under their own initiative as circumstances demand or as assigned. They will be required to supervise both Assistant, Graduate and Trainee Quantity Surveyors as required. The duties will reflect the APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) programme and will encompass the full range of quantity surveying services from Project Inception to Final Account.

Job Requirements

  • Possess good professional knowledge and skills;
  • Possess good IT skills, including Microsoft Office and in particular, Excel and Word;
  • Possess a working knowledge of BIM (Building Information Modelling), ICMS and its implications and potential for project delivery;
  • Have a strong, outward looking perspective and possess an awareness of developments within the construction sector;
  • The Capital Works Management Framework and the Public Works contracts;
  • Experience in adjudication, conciliation, arbitration and dispute resolution on construction projects;
  • Experience in all aspects of Change Management; • working towards Chartership; • have the ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team;
  • Be a proactive problem solver;
  • Have knowledge of the requirements of “Agreed Rules of Measurements “ and in particularly supplement 1 and 2 of that document;
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, organisational and IT skills;
  • Have a good working knowledge of: Health & Safety Legislation and Regulations and their application in the workplace in accordance with the City Council’s approach to managing safety in the workplace;
  • On the date of appointment, the successful candidate must possess a current unendorsed full driving license (Category A1, A and/or B) as they may be required to drive in the course of their duties.


Each candidate shall be of good character.

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, ETC.: Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed applications:-

(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 in Section 29 of the Building Control Act 2007, and;

(b) be eligible for registration as a Quantity Surveyor under the Building Control Act 2007 without requiring further assessment. Any appointment by the employing local authority will be subject to registration under the Act;

(c) have at least five years satisfactory experience of Quantity Surveying work;

(d) possess a high standard of technical training and experience; and

(e) possess a high standard of administrative experience.



The duties of the post include, but are not limited to, the following: –

(i) providing the full range of quantity surveying services from Project Inception to Final Completion on allocated projects in accordance with the requirement so Public Works Forms of Contract and the Capital Works Management Framework, including preparation of tender and contract documentation;

(ii) preparing Pricing Documents (Bills of Quantities, Pricing Schedules and the like) using Cubit (or equivalent) in accordance with ARM (Agreed Rules of Measurement), ICMS or equivalent measurement standard as required;

(iii) assessing and reporting on contractor suitability via tender evaluations;

(iv) analysing and reporting on tenders for Works Contracts (Contractors) and Consultants (Design Teams);

(v) monitoring progress on site relative to construction programmes

(vi) evaluating contractual claims; (vii) reporting and advising on final accounts;

(viii) preparing Cost Plans / Cost Estimates;

(ix) partaking in adjudications, conciliations, arbitrations and dispute resolution with regards to construction projects;

(x) working as a team member in relation to the achievements of the Councils objectives under the Housing and Capital Programme by the provision of the full range of pre and post contract quantity surveying services;

(xi) ensure cost control and value for money is obtained for the council;

(xii) preparing documentation for submission to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage or other Government Departments;

(xiii) preparing tender documentation for consultant and contractor appointment;

(xiv) assist with public procurement in line with the Public Works Contracts, the Capital Works Management Framework and the Public Spending Code;

(xv) proactively manage their own personal development and training including identifying knowledge gaps; (xvi) project manage the delivery of all aspects of various construction projects from feasibility through to completion;

(xvii) such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

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