Senior Quantity Surveyor

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  • Posted 2 years ago

Ref: 949516

Nationality: South African
Total years experience: Years

Discipline: Civil Engineering (National Diploma). Industry experience: Road and Earthworks (6 years), Building, Mining, Waste Water (10 years). Annual package range: R751 000 – R850 000. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Highly trained and skilled Senior Quantity Surveyor with 15 years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor in Roads, Earthworks, Building and Mining and the knowledge to prepare claim measurements, cost reports and competitive Tenders.

Achievements:
Tender Contract Profits increased from 12.5 to 33% on R112mil projects. This was achieved with careful contract measurements.

Strengths:
Simplifying and creating spreadsheets to speed up daily and monthly tasks. This reduces errors and allows more time for other tasks.

Weaknesses:
Learning certain trades in the industry that does not interest me are set aside and left as not important rather than being learned.

Where would you like to be in the next 5 to 10 years:
Commercial Manager

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English

Designation: Quantity Surveyor

Highest qualification type: National Diploma

University: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Division: Commercial / Contracts / Risk / Legal / Cost and Estimating

Seniority level: Technologist – Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

University in another country: Cape Technicon

Current / most recent job title?

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

1.) Cost management of Construction Projects – monthly progress claims, sub-contractor payments, monthly cost reporting and expected cash flow

2.) Junior Quantity Surveyor Training

3.) Estimating and Tendering – for potential contract budgets and tendering on CCS with established Master

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

1.) Educated but willing and interested to learn Junior quantity surveyors (for monthly measures) and buyers (for tendering).
2.) On time approved Progress Certificates
3.) Monthly updated Contract Final Accounts

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Dedicated and passionate about civil engineering, with the view to facilitate profitable margins on projects.
A family man that believes that one should lead by a positive example.

Ideal business title: 

Commercial Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Oversee all commercial aspects for all company projects. This would include the management and Teaching upcoming Quantity surveyors with the view to execute their daily activities progressing to Tendering on projects.

Skill area of competence:

Building: New Buildings and Alterations (Office Blocks, Ablutions, Factory, MCC and Transformer Rooms)

Machine Foundations: Rotary Shear Lines-, Tube Mill & Steel Fabrication Foundations.

Mining: Platinum, Coal, Sand & Diamond Mining (Milling, Overland Conveyors, Transfer Towers, Substations, MCC Buildings, Thickeners, etc.)

Concrete Slip forming: Commodity & Agricultural Storage, Load Out Structures, Bridge Piers, Elevator and Lift Shafts & High Rise Office Block Cores

Fuel Depots and Waste Water Treatment Works: Fuel Bund Tanks and Foundations, Sewerage inlet works and Chemical Reactors

Road & Earthworks: Bulk-, Restricted- and Layer works, Retention Ponds, Road Surfacing in Asphalt, Cape Seal or Paving

Career summary:

  • 6 years – Road and Earthworks
  • 10 years – Building, Mining, Waste Water
  • Estimating and Tendering in these fields

Ideal company (culture and values):

Honest
Family-orientated
Uplifting when tasks are preformed successfully, but encouraging when mistakes are made.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Simplifying daily activities by creating complex formulas and spreadsheets. This creates more time to focus and solve the next challenge.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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