NES Fircroft

Quantity Surveyor

Job Overview

Job Description

NES Fircroft are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join a major operator in Iraq.

Department : Projects

Main Responsibilities 

  • Support Preparation of Scopes of Work (SoW’s), Bills of Quantities (BoQ’s), Pricing Preambles, Payment Provisions/Recommendations and Estimates and Technical Information required for Bid Packages, Contract preparation and Call Off preparation.
  • Assist in the formulation and preparation of Bid Packages, including technical and commercial evaluation questionnaires, job models and the like.
  • Provide surveying, measurement and recording of site information and physical progress to value the work done on site and identify any procurement gaps.
  • Support Preparation of cost analyses based on contractors’ resources utilised onsite against the quantum of work undertaken to establish unit rates and benchmarking database.
  • Monitor and keep track of project progress with responsibilities for the measurement and valuation of work during contract, for agreement of monthly payment applications and final accounts.
  • Track changes to engineering design and/or construction work and adjusting budget projections accordingly.
  • Prepare cost reports demonstrating the project progress, including cash flow forecasts and final outturn costs during Construction Phase of projects.
  • Prepare Quantity Take-offs, Quantity Verifications & Benchmarking for Projects.
  • Support the Development of Schedules of Rates Development & RFP Documentation.
  • Review & Validate Contractor’s Cost, Time and Resources (CTR) proposals for Major Projects and raise requisitions (DR’s) for Call Off issuance in Maximo.
  • Review & Validate Contractor Value of Work Done (VOWD) & Forecast Submissions.
  • Review, Validate & Process Progress Payment Certificates for Major Contracts.
  • Variation Order (VO) Reviews; Entitlement Assessment, Benchmarking, Challenge & VO Agreement.
  • Support Claims Review & Assessment process for GCS & Major EPC Projects / Contracts.
  • Support Preparation of Contract Final Account Reconciliations, Agreement & Settlement.
  • Preparation of Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates for holistic blanket project scopes.
  • Preparation of both Estimates and Bills of Quantities for specific / discreet construction work packs as issued by the GEC/GCMC.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Professional Member in good standing of the RICS (MRICS) or other internationally recognised QS professional institution (or working towards registration).
  • B.Sc. Degree in Quantity Surveying or other internationally recognised bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in similar senior position and [6+] years overall professional project-based consulting experience.
  • Extensive working experience in Oil & Gas onshore project work and activities, preferably for the client / operator organizations.
  • Sound working knowledge of construction and contract law and various forms of Conditions of Contract and collation of Contract Documentation.
  • Working on a variety of complex construction and process engineering projects simultaneously with varying bespoke contracting strategies.
  • Iraq region working experience.

Other Key Requirements

  • In depth knowledge and experience with various project contracting strategies and understanding of risks, including ability to adapt to and implement bespoke client mandated contracting processes and procedures.
  • In depth understanding of international and established standards for methods of measurement and ability to develop and prepare BoQ’s in accordance therewith.
  • Support consistent use of COMPANY mandated administration procedures to be followed across the projects by the respective Quantity Surveyors working within the team.
  • Liaise with the client and other construction professionals, such as site managers, project managers and site engineers and interfacing with other ROO departments (PSCM, Finance, etc.).
  • Professional, high degree of personal integrity and standard of ethics with good commercial acumen.
  • Sound working knowledge of full suite of Microsoft Office, specifically MS Excel and the ability to learn how to use other specialist software (measurement & procurement, etc.)
  • Fluent in English with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • It is essential to be able to liaise with, communicate clearly and succinctly with other project delivery team members, contractors, and client.
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Time management and ability to prioritize work, to plan and manage a variable workload and flexibility to support delivery of activities in a timely manner in maintaining deadlines to ensure that commercial issues do not adversely impact upon work execution and delivery.
  • Detailed knowledge of existing technology in the field, legal issues and complex regulations.
  • Strong work ethic and professional competence demonstrated through interactions with respective colleagues.
  • Candidates should have a project control background with experience gained in planning and cost control.
  • Experience of working within a multi-cultural and multi-discipline, multi-location environment, desirable.
  • Ability to negotiate and challenge submissions, resources and costs from Contractors.
  • Ability to work independently, to act proactively on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Understand the practical application of confidentiality.
  • Value management and Value Optimization skills.
  • Numeric literacy, punctuality, and confidence.
  • Attention to detail and a methodical approach to work.
  • Ability to collate information accurately.

With over 90 years’ combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.


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