Senior Quantity Surveyor - (Building Construction Buildings / Estimation / Contracts) - Tanzania, East Africa

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Tanzania, United Republic of
Date Posted: 13-09-2017
Reference number:GBB

Job Description:
Our client is currently undertaking a major project in the Tanzania for Building Construction Projects within the residential and commercial sector and is seeking qualified Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their team.


             Reporting into Management
             Key Criteria: Tendering, Estimation and Contracts Management & Administration: 
  • Identify prospective tenders/projects
  • Advise management on feasibility of identified tenders/projects
  • Ensure full guidance and involvement in preparation of tender documents
  • Ensure timely submission of fully responsive tenders
  • Liaising with consultants and other clients’ representatives regarding modalities/special requirements of all tenders
  • Keep management updated about progress of preparation and submission of tenders
  • Analyse results of unsuccessful tenders with a view to eliminating any shortcomings
  • Review contract documents for on-going projects and advise management on any shortcomings and need for revision thereof
  • Provide adequate tender documentation for all tenders that may not be within the purview and/or capacity of other tendering department staff
  • Assume total responsibility for the performance of the tendering department
  • Assume responsibility for continuous training and upgrading QS department staff skill sets
  • Manage on-going and new projects in accordance with contracts to ensure total contractual protection to the company
  • Advise management on all matters arising out of any contract disputes and, when necessary, be the contact person for any legal entities/advisors that the company may employ for the purpose of resolving such disputes
  • Advise management on existing system of contract administration, introduce and implement better contract administration process & practices
  • Ensure timely production and presentation of adequate levels of applications for payment
  • Ensure that the team prepares, submits and monitors variations, also advise site team accordingly & adequately
  • Ensure effective and cordial communications with on-going clients and third parties
  • Establishing, operate and manage cost and change control system.
  • Financial management and reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Progress measurement and evaluation for interim payment.
  • Measurement and evaluation of cost and time change and variation.
  • Measurement and evaluation of final accounts.
  • Management and administration of contract.
  • Contract administration and advice.
  • Claims preparation
  • Project analysis & preparation of cost data base.
  • Estimating the Final Cost of the project and figures the size of resources required within a specified time frame of the project.
  • Chairing Tender Awarded Meetings for handover Estimates to Site team and notify the project managers of any budgetary and technical concerns on the project.
  • Final responsibility of tracking down the actual costs of a project to keep the budget down, as the project begins and work progresses, helps site team to negotiate & settle costs associated with outside vendors as well.

Requirements: Qualification and skills
  • Must have worked as a Senior QS for more than 10 years in  building construction and fit-outs
  • Must have BSc, MSc, MRICS
  • Must be a registered QS
  • More than 5 years of experience in commercial and contractual Management in building construction projects.
  • Ability to manage FIDIC, JCT and NEC
  • Must have more than 8 years of experience in estimation and tendering in building construction industry
  • International exposure with East African experience
  • Excellent in using CCS
  •  Ability to read and understand drawings.
  • Computer literate (MS Excel).
  • Physically Fit
  • Previous experience working as an expatriate on Major Projects in Africa
  • Flexible in terms of availability and working hours
Benefits and contractual information:
  • Market Related Salary / USD net salary
  • Start date: ASAP
  • A return air passage once a year ticket
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Greg Beeby
Recruitment Consultant
The CA Global Group
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