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Quantity Surveyor

Location Belfast
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £15.63 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact email Orlaith Fogarty
Job ref J3459_1683543140

Job description

Quantity Surveyor required for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Location: Newtonwards

Hours: 37 hours p/w

Pay rate: £15.63 p/h



Ensuring the effective commercial management of NIHE's assets, of high-quality Planned Works and Compliance related investment to regions within the relevant area of operation. Ensuring that the investment is planned effectively to maximise efficiencies, is affordable, matches NIHE's investment standards, is delivered to a high standard with minimal defects, and a high level of customer satisfaction is achieved.


  • Prepare or assist in the development of specifications, drawings, bills of quantities and schedule of rates to enable the invitation of tenders and quotations. Work in conjunction with the NIHE's procurement team for the delivery of pilot schemes and to ensure that suitable contracts are in place for the delivery of the Region's Programme. Additionally, suitable knowledge of appropriate quantity surveying software packages is required.
  • Provide support on the correct interpretation of contract terms and conditions, ensuring that NIHE's commercial risk is effectively managed, payments made reflect NIHE's obligations under the contract, advising on contract strategies required to reduce risk and improve performance.
  • Ensure the affordable delivery of the investment programme, the effective management and monitoring of budgets in respect of your function including undertaking regular benchmark reviews, forecasting, cash-flow projections and monitoring.
  • Receive tenders and quotations, evaluate prices, check documents and prepare agreements and contracts. Effectively administer NIHE's contracts to ensure that they deliver maximum value for money ensuring risk to NIHE is minimised, and a collaborative approach to delivery is established with NIHE's Contractors.
  • Assist with the regular dialogue between contractors and consultants to ensure effective progress of work. Raise appropriate certificates and instructions for issue to contractor/consultant.
  • Authorise works instructions within designated approval levels ensuring correct cost centre allocation, priority and appropriateness of works description, including the approval of variations in time and cost where necessary. Authorise invoices for payment.
  • Ensure all paperwork in relation to schemes is processed in a timely and effective manner ensuring information entered on the relevant IT system is accurate to enable effective performance monitoring.
  • Provide technical advice to management and other members of the NIHE's staff.
  • Provide support in the development and implementation of risk mitigation for non-compliance issues and ensure these are actioned / mitigated / escalated in a timely manner to the Project Manager or Senior Project Manager. Inclusive of maintaining a risk register where required.
  • Effectively contribute towards stock and option appraisal of stock in your region including any regeneration initiatives.
  • Ensure the effective commercial management of NIHE's investment and landlord compliance contracts, setting and delivering performance standards, the pro-active monitoring of progress, the effective resolution of issues, and the delivery of value for NIHE's customers.


  1. A degree or equivalent Level 6 qualification in a Building/Construction related discipline plus 1 years' relevant experience working within a Building /Construction function


BTEC Higher or equivalent Level 5 qualification in a Building/Construction related discipline plus 2 years' relevant experience working within a Building /Construction function


Can demonstrate equivalent continuing professional development/experiential learning and at least 3 years' relevant experience working within a Building/Construction function.

  1. Can demonstrate a minimum of 1 years' experience of:
  • Commercial working knowledge in the planning and delivery of a value for money construction programme of works.
  • Responsibility for designated budgets and ensuring financial controls are in place within the management of NEC 3/4 construction contracts.
  1. Can demonstrate significant experience in 2 of the following 5 areas:
  • The collection, analysis and reporting of performance monitoring statistics detailing performance, quality and cost data and related information if required, inclusive of benchmarking
  • Producing, recording and monitoring performance reports to ensure Key Performance Indicators are achieved
  • The provision of technical advice and guidance on construction contract related matters to a range of stakeholders
  • Implementation of policies, processes and procedures for compliance. Additionally, monitoring and undertaking corrective action of implemented polices, processes and procedures
  • Ensuring that projects are properly managed and delivered in line with the agreed targets, standards and procedures
  1. Can demonstrate (To be assessed at interview):
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skill
  • Strong customer orientation
  1. Candidates must possess a current driving licence or have access to a form of transport that enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full



If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Orlaith Fogarty. ext 303

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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