Job role: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Location: Dubai, UAE
They are actively looking to recruit a well experienced senior mechanical QS with strong exposure to mega projects such as stadium, airports and major mixed use commercial developments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the procurement process for Sub-contractors, Suppliers and Service Providers.
Assist in the finalization of LOIs, LOAs and Sub-contract Agreements.
Review and assess technical aspects of Sub-contracts.
Review, assess and monitor Sub-contract deliverables (bonds, programme etc).
Prepare Sub-contractor advance payments (including monitoring invoicing for compliance).
Prepare Sub-contractor interim payments (including monitoring invoicing for compliance)
Assist in assessing earned value for Sub-contractor interim payments.
Determination of interim payment entitlement and finalization of interim payment certificates.
Calculate Sub-contractors monthly liabilities showing realistic figures and a prudent allowance for forecast costs and considering potential risks.
Applying company policies, legal procedures & regulations, to maintain effective administration of the Subcontracts.
Obtaining close out documentation upon completion of Subcontract Works and negotiating final (end) settlements of the Subcontract.
Determine impact of Drawing and Specification Changes issued by the Employers professional team.
Seek out potential variations through project correspondence and documentation and issues arising on site.
Issue Contractors Instructions to Sub-contractors.
Issue Request for Variation Proposals to Sub-contractors.
Assist in preparing estimates for the Employer.
Analysis of Sub-contractor costs for Employer and domestic variations including checking measurement and application of BQ and new rates.
Prepare variation submissions to the Employers professional team including finding the maximum return for the Contractor
Agree variation values with the Employers professional team.
Determination and agreement of Variations to the Sub-contracts.
Review / analyse Value Engineering opportunities and Sub-contract proposals and monitor implementation.
Review / analyse risks and opportunities on the project.
Drafting contractual correspondence and notices and ensuring they are issued on time to the Subcontractors as per the provisions of the Subcontract.
Drafting contractual correspondence and notices and ensuring they are issued on time to the Employers professional team as per the provisions of the Contract.
Support the Claims team by providing information and assembling supporting documentation in relation to notices and claims for Extension of Time and/or Disruption.
Assist in the evaluation of claims received from the Sub-contractors
Have exposure to mega projects.
Western educated (British, Irish, Australian, South African preferred)
Immediately available preferred (maximum 1 month notice period)
Main Contractor or MEP Sub-contractor background
High level of experience in MEP systems
Ability to operate under a degree of autonomy, take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion
Excellent English language oral and written communication skills are essential
Good communication and interpersonal skills at all levels
Ability to work effectively with all members of a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multinational environment within the Contractor and Employer teams
Qualifications and Experience:
Quantity Surveying or Mechanical Services Engineering Degree (minimum)
A minimum of 10 years experience with the majority in contracting
Major project experience beneficial
Airport project experience beneficial
Middle East / overseas experience beneficial
Good contractual understanding of FIDIC
Contract & Sub-contract administration and commercial management of the Mechanical Works and Systems Packages, in the role of Senior Quantity Surveyor Mechanical. Working within the project commercial team and coordinating closely with other project management departments, particularly, technical, accounts, claims and construction.
Attend, and contribute to, meetings internally, with Sub-contractors and with the Employers professional team.
Assist in resolving conflicts and finding solutions to problems with all stakeholders.
Prepare correspondence, reports, Minutes of Meetings and the like in a timely manner, to a high degree of accuracy, fully supported and documented and in well written and structured English.
Mentor delegated Quantity Surveyors and monitor the training and progress of individual Quantity Surveyors and report any significant changes or additional experience, which should be implemented.