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.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
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
Able to work independently
R32 000.00 p.m. CTC
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