Job Summary

This role is considered the economist for clients Construction Concern and is central to the decision-making process throughout the development of a construction project, from initial inception to completion. The QS will prepare cost plans for projects which enable the design team to arrive at practical designs for projects and to stay within budget. The QS may also act as a project manager and is a major contributor to the success of all types of projects within the clients Construction Concern.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description



You will be responsible for:


  • preparation of cost analysis based on the architectural drawings, engineering estimates, materials required, and labour involved;

  • Preparation of cost plans to enable design teams to produce practical designs for construction projects, which involves liaising with architects, engineers and subcontractors;

  • Preparation of tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities

  • Evaluation of tenders from contractors and subcontractors and, where appropriate, negotiation with the contractors;

  • Control of all stages of projects within predetermined budget and expenditure.

  • Monitoring and tracking of project progress and the measurement and valuation of variations in the work during the contract, for agreement of interim payments and the final account.

  • Carrying out monthly valuations of work in progress, including the forecasting of final costs and sales;

  • Provision of advice to project staff on commercial and contractual matters including reviewing and drafting of correspondence.

  • Commercial vetting of sub-contractor tenders and contracts;

  • Certification of sub-contractor monthly valuations and final accounts.

  • Communicate regularly (horizontally and vertically) with project staff and specialist subcontractors to ensure commercial controls are in place, understood and followed always.

  • Manage and produce accurate formal reports in accordance with the business’ timetable.

  • Monitor all commercial information in relation to projects including labour, material and sub-contractors, cost forecasting thus ensuring budgets are adhered to;

  • Supply all relevant information to the Project Director and or the Vice President for review at the specified intervals set;\All other relevant duties and assignments as may be required by Line Manager or Management.


  • Maintain and implement construction proforma / budget for each project

  • Negotiate the best deal for pricing contracts with subcontractors and suppliers

  • Meet subcontractors and suppliers on-site as necessary

  • Ensure compliance to project budgets and provide analysis of deviations

  • Ensure accurate take-offs to ensure budgets are accurate

  • Research new materials for design and cost savings

  • Maintain subcontractor and supplier insurance policies

  • Develop and implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification

  • Maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers

  • Establish new relationships with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work

  • Assist in ensuring awareness and company compliance to all building codes and local construction guidelines Assist in maintaining company quality control program

  • Leverage technology, safety measures, and information sharing to increase productivity and profitability

  • Assist in settling invoice or contract disputes

  • Issue purchase orders for procurement and expedition of materials and equipment for jobs

  • Handle change order requests

  • Forecast upcoming demand

  • Maintain sub/supplier information on company online management systems

  • Manage materials/equipment inventory

  • Work with team members and Procurement Manager to complete duties as needed


  • At least a Second-Class Upper Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying (Q.S.) or an Upper Limit High National Diploma in Q.S.

  • Must be Certified by the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS)

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience

  • Proficient in standard industry software

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