Quantity Surveyor Vacancy in Nairobi

Position: Quantity Surveyor (Consultancy Basis)

Location: Nairobi

Industry: Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering

Our Client, an Engineering Development Company incorporated in Kenya and UAE with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Quantity Surveyor to manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.

The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants, client and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule, budget other matters by performing the following duties;

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To minimise the cost of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met
  • Prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client
  • Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work
  • Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control
  • Advise on a procurement strategy
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Prepare and analyse costing’s for tenders
  • Allocate work to subcontractors
  • Provide advice on contractual claims
  • Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
  • Value completed work and arrange payments
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.
  • Provide post-occupancy advice, facilities management services and life cycle costing advice
  • Enable clients to initiate construction projects
  • Advice on the maintenance costs of specific buildings.

Key Competencies & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent with working knowledge in QC field from a recognized institution
  • Must have 10 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor in Building Engineering Consulting
  • Practicing Licence/Certified by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors
  • Corporate Member of IQSK (Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya)
  • Highly experienced in interpreting drawings into a BoQ for large projects
  • Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations
  • Familiar with Quality Control Systems – ISO experience benefit
  • Project Engineering and Management experience
  • Must be willing and ready to be deployed for work purposes in Kenya and East African region at large
  • Must understand construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts
  • Proficient in MS Projects and Excel
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills

If you’re up to the challenge, kindly send CV and cover letter only to recruitment@linkarkconsultants.com before close of business 19th April 2019.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and expected salary on the subject line.





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Updated: April 15, 2019 — 6:31 pm