Quantity Surveyor (Sog/St 7)

Quantity Surveyor (Sog/St 7)


Quantity Surveyor (Sog/St 7)

Details of the offer

WebsiteMinistry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following vacant post in the Facilities and Property Management Branch:
Quantity Surveyor (SOG/ST 7)

Job Purpose
Under the direct supervision of the Civil Works Engineer (SOG/ST 8), the Building Quantity Surveyor (SOG/ST 7) will provide expertise in drafting the Ministry’s Construction Contracts. The incumbent will also manage the administration of contracts and appraise/approve contract payments, ensuring compliance with established standard and the Ministry guidelines and regulations.

Key Responsibilities
Participates in meetings;
Delegates and oversees the functions of reports;
Participates in meetings with stakeholders to ensure project objectives are achieved;
Assist in the preparation of operational reports;
Give assistance in the preparation of Technical Reports for new and ongoing projects.
Prepares preliminary estimates for all building and civil engineering works;
Reviews the preliminary development budget to ascertain costing of proposed development;
Develops, monitors and maintains cost records for labour and materials, and for overall contract cost of Ministry’s completed designs;
Assists in the coordination of designs for building and subdivision plans to ensure cost efficiency in standards and specifications;
Produces all estimating data for the preparation of programmes and annual budgets;
Validates external bills;
Assists the Civil Engineer in conducting appraisal designs;
Produces designs using AutoCAD and other similar applications;
Interprets blueprints, schematic drawings, payouts and other visual aids;
Participates in evaluations;
Assists with contracts.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Strong organizing skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong deductive reasoning, inter-personal and organizational skills
Highly developed team skills
Ability to use initiative
Working knowledge of the Master Builders JIIC agreement and labour rates,
Working knowledge of the Building Code stipulated by the Jamaica Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Highly developed project planning and management skills
Knowledge of the contract administration process and the established forms of contracts
Project/Construction management experience
Working knowledge of standard and specialized computer applications
Sound knowledge of Auto CAD and Microsoft applications

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantity Surveying;
Five (5) years related working experience;
Experience in building, roads, bridges and any other civil works

Special Conditions Associated with the Job
Extensive travelling;
Required to work long hours, on weekends and public holidays, when the need arises;
Exposure to dust, excess water, chemicals and height.

Source: Jamaicanmedium



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