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Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

Quantity Surveyor

Posted Jun 27, 2023
Limerick, Ireland
Permanent (Full-time)
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Our client, a leading civil engineering firm based in Limerick, is looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to oversee civil engineering projects in the Munster region. This a permanent position with a view to becoming an integral part of the company going forward.

Job Description: Our client are seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor with a minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience to join our team in Limerick, although Cork based candidates would also be considered. As a Quantity Surveyor, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful financial management of our construction projects. Your primary responsibility will be to provide accurate and timely cost advice, cost planning, and commercial support throughout the project lifecycle.


  • Prepare and review accurate cost estimates, bills of quantities, and tender documents.
  • Conduct detailed measurement and take-offs from architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Prepare and issue subcontract and supplier tender packages.
  • Evaluate and analyse subcontractor and supplier quotations, ensuring compliance with project specifications and cost objectives.
  • Assist in the negotiation and procurement of subcontractor and supplier agreements.
  • Prepare and manage project budgets, cost plans, and cash flow forecasts.
  • Monitor and control project costs, including regular reporting on cost variations, cost forecasts, and potential risks.
  • Assess and value progress claims, variations, and contract entitlements.
  • Manage the financial aspects of subcontractor and supplier accounts, including interim payments, final accounts, and dispute resolution.
  • Collaborate closely with project teams, including architects, engineers, contractors, and clients, to ensure effective communication and coordination.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices related to quantity surveying.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working as a Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry.
  • Strong knowledge of quantity surveying practices, including cost estimating, measurement, and valuation techniques.
  • Proficient in using industry-standard quantity surveying software and tools.
  • Solid understanding of construction contracts and relevant legislation in Ireland.
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and meet project deadlines.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for membership with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is desirable.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment.

If you think you are a good fit for this position, please apply with your CV via the link provided.

If this position isn’t for you but you would like to discuss our other vacancies then feel free to get in touch or to suggest a colleague for the position as we have an attractive referral policy.

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For more information on this position please call Private: Anthony Hurley on 087 186 4782 or apply online and a member of the Ward Personnel team will be in touch.