Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

August 01, 2018

Job Summary:

  • A quantity surveyor manages all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. They seek to minimize the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality

Key Areas and Responsibilities:



  • Maintain sub-contract data base
  • Maintain material suppliers database
  • Assess tender documents to ensure sufficient information available to prepare tender
  • Take off quantities
  • Prepare and issue sub-contract inquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
  • Prepare and issue material supply inquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
  • Pricing of Excavations, Concrete, Brickwork, Woodwork, Roof tiling, External
  • Render, Drainage, External works and minor landscaping (all other trades are
  • normally sub-contracted)
  • Complete tender documents for submission
  • Prepare specifications and / or Contractors proposals
  • Submit tenders and follow up
  • Post tender negotiations

Quantity Surveyor

  • Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre tender and post contract matters
  • Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and / or sub-contractors
  • Post contract liaison with clients
  • Post contract liaison with design team
  • Carry out take offs for material procurement
  • Sub-contract negotiation and letting
  • Preparation and submission of interim valuations
  • Site measurement
  • Manage and value variations
  • Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts
  • Preparation and submission of several works final account
  • Agreement of final accounts


  • Handle other related tasks or jobs at any given time