Quantity Surveyor

Department: Construction
Report To: Low Rise Commercial Manager


Quintain launched in Ireland in October 2019 with plans to develop 9,000 new homes and 1 million sq. ft. of commercial space in the Greater Dublin area. The company’s existing land portfolio covers 460 acres of prime assets in Ireland at Adamstown, Clonburris, Portmarnock, and Cherrywood, and when developed will make Quintain the third largest residential developer in the country.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • The role is a mix of site and office based (spread across 2-3 sites, head office Leeson St)
  • Preparation of estimates/cost plans for multiple projects accurately and efficiently
  • Maintain cost database/benchmarking
  • In depth understanding of cost and value drivers
  • Reviewing planning design and provide cost control/advice to the Development Team during pre-planning stage
  • Providing procurement advice
  • Thorough review of tenders and tender reports
  • Monitor project budgets and cost codes while maintaining auditable reference back to
  • project appraisal
  • Carry out site visits and prepare valuations and cost reports – fully assess and negotiate all
  • variants with contractor and sub-contractor and the change control process cost reports
  • Administration of main contracts
  • Agreement and settling of construction disputes/loss and expense claims
  • Preparing and agreement of final accounts
  • Capable of reviewing programmes and understanding logic in line with the costs/cashflow
  • Other duties as may reasonably be required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc/MSc Surveying (ideally or working towards same on a part-time basis)
  • Preferably Chartered or seeking to become Chartered
  • Minimum 5 + years’ working experience
  • Some practical experience of working in the residential sector (desirable)
  • IT Efficient, Cubit/CostX experience (advantageous)

Role Specific Competencies

  • Accountability and Taking Initiative
  • Organised and Structured Approach
  • Communicating with Clarity and Confidence
  • Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Strategic and Results Focus