Industrial Development Corporation: Quantity Surveyor

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16 Sep, 2013

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A permanent position exists within the Evaluations Department for the Quantity Surveyor at the IDC Head office Sandton, reporting to the Head: Evaluations



To provide an independent view of construction related matters, including cost, contract, project management, and technical completion risks, and to monitor draw-down of approved funding against construction progress.


Key Roles & Responsibilities include:

  • Advice and assist the IDC in matters relating to construction cost parameters and contract documentation.
  • Verify the information provided in elemental estimates.
  • Review and comment on capital cost expenditure in line with the industry norms.
  • Validate and compile project budgets in line with identified scope.
  • Examine and critique relevant documentation including project brief, design parameters and technical documentation.
  • Assess the proficiency of the professional teams to meet their metrics of responsibility.
  • Ensure that clients’ construction project related processes and procedures are in-line with industry best practice.
  • Evaluate the risks inherent in the clients’ construction projects, determine the extent to which these risks are mitigated, and advise or act accordingly.
  • Support project teams executing CSI and other IDC initiated construction projects, and provide watching brief services on internal construction projects.
  • Reconcile drawdown requests against construction progress and planned project phases, identify cost variances, and make drawdown recommendations accordingly.
  • Liaise with the relevant internal stakeholders to facilitate effective knowledge transfer relating to QS services within the IDC, and ensure accurate and timeous reporting to internal stakeholders


Job Requirements


  • Advanced analytical Skills
  • Planning and Organizing ability
  • Strong relationship skills and ability to collaborate with stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure
  • Ability to analyses complex information from a wide range of sources, consider options and propose/implement solutions/recommendations
  • Problem solving
  • Negotiating and influencing skills



Five years’ postgraduate experience in building/construction and engineering projects, particularly within the leisure, manufacturing, and healthcare industries



  • BSc or B Tech Degree Quantity Surveying
  • Registration with the Council of South African Quantity Surveying Profession (Pr QS qualification)
  • Project Management qualification would be added advantage


How to Apply 

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