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Quantity Surveyor

  • Company: TED Recruitment
  • Salary: Very Negotiable Salary + Good Package
  • Region: International
  • Town/City: Vancouver, Canada
  • Posted: 21/02/2012
  • Reference: TCI/CCP0569

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Our client is a large construction and building contractors in Canada, working on Hospitals, Schools and Major Highways. Presently they are seeking a British or Irish Quantity Surveyor (Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying) to join them in Vancouver with a minimum of 5 years experience working for a main U.K contractor. Responsible for assisting specific commercial functions relating to construction economics/financial outcomes, project sub contracts and the management of construction through effective cost control on a project or in a construction bid based environment. Often requested to assist preparing construction tenders from information provided by architects, engineers and other design consultants. Detailed and comprehensive knowledge of construction and construction methods. Working knowledge of building designs and components and the practical aspects and design features of mechanical and electrical installations. Thorough knowledge of the laws relating to construction projects and the accounting and administration procedures essential to the successful management of construction contracts Well informed about all aspects of the construction industry particularly current market conditions affecting the cost of construction, technological innovations which may improve productivity, contractual laws and obligations, material specifications, scheduling, regional variations affecting supply of labour / materials, and modern construction methods. Excellent planning and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills in demanding and highly charged situations. Good hands on ability to provide cost and financial advice at any stage of a building project. Able to establish budgets from minimal information provided at the feasibility stage. Exceptionally fast and accurate in their work and be effective administrators. Position is part of an international corporation working across Canada and positions/individuals are subject to possible relocation within Canada. Required to travel within Canada and elsewhere as directed. Preference will be given to candidates who have had some experience working in an international construction environment. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience working in a joint venture public private partnership environment.