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Recruitment Agency Paarl

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QS (CR305)

10 Sep 2019

Our client, a well-known residential construction company based in Paarl, is looking for a QS to be in charge of managing all costs related to building projects from the first calculations to the final numbers. To be tasked with reducing the overall cost of a project, thus ensuring value for money.



  • Keep updated record of all projects on our inhouse electronic system (Smartsheet)

  • Understand the Design and Specifications relevant to each Project to ensure accurate costing, pricing and budgets.

  • Communication with the Professional team and/or Designers

  • Maintain / keep control on planning of projected Cash Flow, by constantly comparing rates of sub-contractors and suppliers when quotations are received

  • Prepare cost analysis for each project, based on the architectural drawings, engineering drawings, materials required and labour involved. This will be in the format of a Bills of Quantities, presented to Directors of the Company within 30 days after Designs were made available on each project and prior to commencement of construction works

  • Issue a monthly Project Budget Report to the Directors, comparing the approved budget with the actual expenditure to date, and maintain a live up to date forecast on each project

  • Timeously cost of tenders in the format requested and prepare Tender Documents, and ensure that tenders are submitted in time and with all relevant documentation that is required

  • Prepare estimates of project cost

  • All material orders by Project Managers, will be approved by the QS, before orders are placed

  • All Quotations received will be approved by QS prior to orders being placed

  • Call for – and negotiate prices with sub-contractors and suppliers

  • Prepare contract documentation for sub-contractors

  • All payments to sub-contractors and suppliers (immediate, weekly and monthly) to be approved by the QS within the timeframes communicated by the Financial Department

  • Negotiate, agree and prepare final account for all sub-contractors

  • Obtain the full scope of works from the relevant Project Manager on any Variation Orders, and compile an accurate costing, adhering to the target date. Upload costing, with mark-up % for client approval.

  • Value instructions to site

  • Prepare progress claims (for payment by client) on all projects, once per month, by the set cut-off date

  • Manage all necessary administrative tasks during each contract


  • At least 8 years’ experience in residential construction

  • Bilingual – Afrikaans & English

  • Neat, presentable and well-organised

  • Taking leadership and managing people when required, however able to work as part of a team

  • Reliable and trustworthy

  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude

  • Punctual

  • Problem solving

  • Able to work independently


R32 000.00 p.m. CTC


Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email:CR305 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format, your salary expectation and notice period to info@cardosorecruitment.co.za. Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.

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