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Consultant – Construction Economist (Quantity Surveyor)

Private Company - North Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


Consultant – Construction Economist (Quantity Surveyor)

General attributes

The employee must possess strong commercial awareness, strong client liaison skills, project management skills and leadership qualities. They also must possess an extensive understanding of the construction industry, be adaptable and flexible, and possess good negotiation skills. In addition, experience of working with government and government agencies is regarded as valuable.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Review and assessment of tender documents from a cost perspective submitted to the company by supplier/contractors who wish to be awarded the relevant construction contracts
  • Assist the General Manager with sub-contractor selection, scope of works development, trade documentation breakdowns, program development
  • Working with architectural and engineering drawings, specifications and preparing estimates; assist General Manager with understanding of relevant architectural drawings submitted by engineers and architects
  • Assessing technical criteria from scope of work documents and other tender and contract documents;
  • Generate estimating schedules and bill of quantities for approval by the Finance Manager and the General Manager
  • Ensure that the construction cost estimates used for funding requests are of sufficient accuracy to support project execution budget performance targets
  • Preparing, evaluating and certifying project progress payments;
  • Preparing, analysing, negotiating and settling contract variations;
  • Preparing, evaluating, negotiating and settling delay, disruption and extension of time claims;
  • Undertaking forensic analysis of delay, disruption and extension of time claims;
  • Assessing construction programs, identifying critical paths and potential risks, and proposing technical solutions
  • Preparing project files including construction labour surveys by interfacing with the Project Control Group
  • Review the construction estimating activities and results completed by outside engineering firms (where applicable) for all phases of a project, from initial bids to contract addendums
  • Monitor changes in costs during projects and support the Project Managers efforts to control unnecessary and unbudgeted for costs
  • Review of completed contracts and tender documents and submit to the General Manager for feedback and approval
  • Obtain feedback from project Control Group and relevant stakeholders

Qualifications and employment experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management/Practice or a relevant Engineering discipline
  • 2 years of employment experience in construction cost management and/or construction contract management roles, with a particular focus on commercial management, contract administration, procurement and project controls
  • Consultancy experience desirable

Essential skills:

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate to stakeholders in both English and Mandarin
  • Demonstrated analytical ability with an eye for detail
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Comfortable working independently or as part of a wider team
  • Ability to take the lead where required

Salary: 70K-80K /pa + super 

North Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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