Quantity Surveyor

North Island
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Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Location: North Island, New Zealand

Company Overview: Our client is a leading construction and infrastructure development company with a national footprint throughout New Zealand.The purpose of the Transport Rebuild East Coast Alliance (TREC) is to restore the state highway and railway networks in the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne Regions impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Furthermore, the alliance exists to build resilience into the network to minimise the impacts of future events. With a commitment to delivering this high-quality projects on time and within budget, they are seeking skilled Quantity Surveyor to join their dynamic team. International applicants and candidates that qualify for a Working Holiday Visa are welcome to apply for these positions.

Job Description:

As a Quantity Surveyor , you will play a crucial role in managing the financial aspects of construction projects, ensuring cost efficiency, and maintaining quality standards. Reporting to the Project Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  1. Cost Estimation and Budgeting:

    • Prepare accurate cost estimates for construction projects based on architectural drawings, specifications, and other relevant documents.
    • Develop and maintain project budgets, monitoring costs throughout the project lifecycle.
  2. Procurement and Tendering:

    • Assist in the procurement process by preparing tender documents, evaluating bids, and negotiating contracts with subcontractors and suppliers.
    • Collaborate with the procurement team to ensure the selection of cost-effective solutions without compromising quality.
  3. Contract Management:

    • Administer contracts and manage variations, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations and project specifications.
    • Resolve contractual disputes and claims in a timely and efficient manner.
  4. Cost Control and Reporting:

    • Monitor project costs against budgets, identifying potential cost overruns and implementing corrective measures as necessary.
    • Prepare regular reports on project financial performance, highlighting key cost drivers and variances.
  5. Value Engineering:

    • Identify opportunities for value engineering to optimize project costs while maintaining quality and performance standards.
    • Collaborate with the design and engineering teams to implement value engineering solutions.
  6. Risk Management:

    • Assess and mitigate financial risks associated with construction projects, identifying potential risks and developing risk management strategies.
    • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and industry standards.
  7. Client and Stakeholder Communication:

    • Maintain regular communication with clients, subcontractors, and other project stakeholders to address any financial or contractual issues.
    • Provide accurate and timely updates on project financial status and performance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry, preferably in New Zealand.
  • Strong knowledge of construction contracts, procurement processes, and cost estimation techniques.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex technical information.
  • Proficiency in construction cost management software and MS Office Suite.
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of New Zealand building codes, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Professional certification (e.g., NZIQS or RICS) is preferred but not essential.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Family flights, relocation costs and visa's paid for by our client
  • Health insurance and retirement savings plan.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement.