Our clients a main building contractor here in Waterford requires a Quantity Surveyor to join its team. The role is due to continued expansion and the successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to be a self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to take ownership and responsibility of the company’s estimating department.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Take responsibility for the estimating/QS department and assist in growing it.
  • To look after post-tender and pre-contract activities and assist with identifying and preparing commercial targets for the projects.
  • Looking after the sourcing and appointment of sub-contractors, attending planning meetings, documentation, and schedules, dealing with applications, variation schedules, measurement, accounting and payments schedules and all contractual correspondence through to final accounts.
  • Develop project valuations and progress reports.
  • Reporting to senior management on progression of projects.
  • Involvement in cost plans, tracking labour costs and efficiency throughout projects.
  • Maintain and control project profitability through high standard cost reporting.
  • Evolve procurement standards and procedure.
  • Ensure timely completion of estimates.
  • Help manage bid pricing and prepare cost analysis.


Requirements include:

  • Be a self-starter and possess the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Third level Construction related qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years’ post third level construction experience with a main contractor.
  • Previous experience within a similar role based in Ireland or the UK.
  • Strong IT skills using Excel, Build soft, Cubit and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent communication, written, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Organized and good presentation of work and the ability to multitask in an evolving environment.


The offer for the right candidate:

  • Permanent role.
  • 21 days annual leave.
  • The opportunity to join a dynamic team.
  • Generous remuneration package for the right person
  • The opportunity to take over the QS department and make it your own and grow it.
  • Free parking.

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