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Title
Lead Quantity Surveyor
Reference
7348652364
Tenure
Permanent
Location
Kuwait
Office
Bromley - UK
Salary
Market Rates
Duration
Permanent
Summary
Lead Quantity Surveyor

Department: Quantity Survey Section: Design Department
Mobilization Date: Immediate
Job Location: Kuwait

Should have worked as a Lead QS or Head of QS for with international companies such as EC Harris, DL, AECOM, Curry Browne and others.
Only candidates with extensive Pre-Contract Experience will be shortlisted. Preferable to have worked with Design/Architectural Firms.
Supervisory Capacity: (Number of positions reporting directly to the incumbent) Direct: 8-10
Indirect: 4

ROLE OBJECTIVE
To support the Quantity Survey Section by ensuring that effective quantity and cost controls measure are utilized for the development of contract documents

DETAILED ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

STRATEGIC
► Assist top the Head of Section in the development of long-term strategic objectives for the Quantity Survey Section

OPERATIONAL
► Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and standards, applicable laws and regulations; monitor all section staff and ensure their compliance to the same
► Understand owner/client requirements as reflected in TORs/RFPs issued by owners/clients; attend pre-tender meetings as and when required in order gain clarifications on owner/client requirements
► Lead feasibility studies in order to determine the economic value of projects
► Support Head of Section in the evaluation of proposals submitted by sub-consultants during RFPs issued by our client
► Attend tender openings; design strategies for the procurement of contractors and sub-contractors, ensure that the services cater to client requirements
► Lead and supervise the preparation of tender documents (e.g. bill of quantities, specifications, contract conditions, drawings etc) which are issued to clients for their review
► Monitor and ensure that Quantity Surveyors are coordinating effectively with the various architects and engineers throughout the project (planning, concept, preliminary, final etc.)
► Ensure that the measurement of quantities for building materials specified for the BoQ accurately reflects the specifications and drawings prepared by architects and engineers
► Ensure that all specifications documents for all designs (e.g. architectural, interior design, MEP etc.) comply with statutory requirements; ensure that the specifications document is updated to reflect any changing statutory requirements
► Prepare reports for clients in order to provide them with an overview of projected construction costs
► Negotiate with contractors (as and when required) in order to assist Clients to meet budgetary requirements
► Ensure that tender documents are updated based on feedback attained and that costs are re-calculated where designs or specifications are altered
► Ensure that the principles of value engineering and life-cycle costing are applied during costing exercises
► Establish a system for maintaining the project risk register, ensuring that this system is adhered to throughout the section across project implementation
► Make periodic site visits and attend site meetings (e.g. progress meetings, coordination and specially called meetings etc.) as and when required

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
► Ensure to provide Quantity Surveyors clear and concise instructions in order to avoid confusion, re-work and errors; follow up with staff to ensure compliance against requirements
► Nominate staff for training (e.g. seminars and technical workshops etc.) to develop their technical skills
► Appraise the performance of staff within the section; ensure to provide continuous feedback and guidance to keep performance on track
► Assist Human Resources in conducting recruitment activities for the Quantity Survey section; Interview applicants as and when required

Note: The job holder may be required to undertake additional duties, which may be reasonably expected and form part of the function of the job.

KEY INTERACTIONS

Internal
► Partners
► General Manager
► Deputy General Manager
► Other HOS
► Quantity Survey Section staff
► Project Managers
► HOS Supervision
External
► Owners/Clients
► Contractors/Sub-Contractors
► Sub-Consultants
► Ministries
► Manufacturers/Suppliers

JOB SPECIFICATION

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
► Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying
► Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
or
► Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
► 15-20 years experience in Quantity Surveying

COMPETENCIES

TECHNO-FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
► Knowledge of International Standards and Codes
► Knowledge of international and local construction contracts (e.g. FIDIC).
► Knowledge of Specification preparation tools
► Knowledge of National/Local ministerial regulations and standards
► Knowledge of our client's Quality Manual
► Ability to select foreign and local materials/equipment's/assemblies and finished products based on technical evaluations
► Knowledge of Value Engineering Principles
► Knowledge of costing software

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
► Leadership skills
► Decision making skills
► Numeracy Skills
► Motivational
► Analytical insight
► Time management skills
► Effective coordination skills
► Results oriented
► Communication & interpersonal effectiveness
Contact
Alan Tupper
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