Quantity Surveyor

Job role

Douglas & Stewart Construction is an ambitious and expanding company based in Scotland and Ireland with a range of projects focusing on high quality development in the private residential, leisure and hospitality industries.

Douglas & Stewart Construction also provides the contracting arm to their sister company ISLA Developments focusing on commercial, industrial and residential developments.

A Quantity Surveyor is required to complement the current team, based in Aberdeen, UK. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, confident and motivated, with good communication skills and able to work independently and as part of a team. As Quantity Surveyor you will report to the management team. This is an exciting role for someone keen to embark on a fresh challenge in their career.

Key responsibilities

The Role

  • Carry out estimating, cost control and tracking of works on site
  • Proven ability to negotiate with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Track and manage contracts and budgets
  • Provide assistance and support on commercial issues
  • Assist with developing policies and procedures identifying improvements
  • Provide contractual advice

Valuations

  • Responsible for the collation and timely submission of applications
  • Prepare claims, final accounts, negotiations and settlements
  • Ensure timely collection of payments

Reporting

  • Monthly reviews of contract performance
  • Cashflow and Work in Progress reporting
  • Manage and review cost forecasts
  • Assist with preparation of cost reports for Board review

The Candidate
The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Quantity Surveying background working with a Main Contractor
  • Experience of managing multiple contracts
  • Knowledge of wide range of contract conditions
  • Strong contractual experience
  • Excellent I.T. skills and knowledge of relevant software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate effectively
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload and meet project deadlines

Apply

To apply for this role, please email careers@douglasandstewart.com with your CV and cover letter.