QS (CR305)

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Full Time
  • Post Date: 10 Sep 2019
Job Description

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.