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Quantity Surveyor – Contract Malawi – SSQSCM

Main job function


The successful incumbent will be responsible for preparing cost estimates, audits projects, manage construction revenue and costs and administer construction contracts.


Measurement and certification

  • Maintain an up-to-date measure of the value of work done
  • Produce monthly valuations/claims
  • Validate, agree and signoff on final accounts with PQS and Sub-contractors
  • Measure extra’s and VO’s
  • Prepare and update final measures

Budget & Cash management

  • Manage monthly payments according to due date
  • Oversee cash expenditure in respect of the contract
  • Appropriately manage the budget including ensuring that an accurate and up to date cash flow forecasting is maintained
  • Claim interest on late payments

Contractual conditions, legal compliance and administration

  • Ensure appropriate systems and controls of contract documents are in place and implemented
  • Ensure contractual and commercial correctness including:
  • Review contract documentation and brief subordinates and relevant parties in respect thereof
  • Liaising with the Construction Manager regarding contractual requirements and ensure full compliance thereof
  • Liaising with the Construction Manager regarding the optimal commercial strategy that must be followed in respect of the contract and its requirement
  • Preparation of pre-construction documentation and follow up on signing of main contract documentation in liaison with Commercial Manager
  • Oversee, co-ordinate and consolidate the submission and processing of claims
  • Ensuring conclusion of all contract documentation (e.g. performance and payment guarantees, insurance, etc) in liaison with Commercial Manager
  • Identifying and submitting insurance claims
  • Identifying and formulating contractual claims in conjunction with the Construction Manager and Commercial Manager
  • Ensure that accurate and timeous contract costing, reports and budgets are prepared and include:
  • Monthly cost reports incorporating reconciliations of cost sheets, plant costs and late costs
  • Waste control records and materials registers on concrete and bulk materials
  • Updated budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure subordinate staff maintain an accurate and up-to-date asset register and small tool register
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of contract payments including:
  • Timeously measuring and processing sub-contractor payments
  • Timeously measuring and processing labour-only sub-contractor and supplier payments
  • In conjunction with the Construction Manager, validate and approve creditor and supplier invoices and payments
  • Ensure timeous, efficient and effective contract administration is undertaken including:
  • Ensuring effective records management through the maintenance, collection, recording and filing of site records, instructions and correspondence
  • Evaluation of suppliers and sub-contractors as preferred suppliers and sub-contractors against the approved suppliers lists
  • Evaluation and selection of additional suppliers and sub-contractors to be included on the approved suppliers lists
  • Approve bulk orders in liaison with Construction Manager
  • Approve sub contract and labour only Sub-contract orders in liaison with Commercial Manager
  • Ensuring placing of timeous and contractually correct orders


  • Review data to determine material and labour requirements and prepare an itemized list
  • Call for tenders and/or quotations and assist buying department
  • Prepare estimates for selecting sub-contractors and determine cost effectiveness

Staff management

  • Guide, lead and direct subordinate staff so that they are able to achieve the objectives set for them
  • Monitor and manage performance of subordinate staff in compliance with the Performance Management policy and processes

Cost Reporting

  • Continuous, accurate cost information, analysis and cost influences are reported on
  • Cost reports to be based on sound correct information and data to ensure continuous pro-active action and effective management of the process.


  • BSc Quantity Surveying(QS) or
  • NDip Quantity Surveying (QS) or
  • NDip Building Construction or any relevant qualification
  • Professional Quantity Surveyor (Pr. QS), professionally registered
  • Minimum 10 – 15 years related experience working within a PQS or consulting firm or engineering environment
  • Contract Law and insurances
  • Must have knowledge in WinQS, DimX, Bill and CCS
  • Must have knowledge in JBCC, GCC;
  • Knowledge on FIDIC and NEC3 will be advantageous
  • Valid Driver’s License is essential


  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Excellent communicator both written and oral
  • Able to work as part of a team;
  • Able to work independently
  • Approach every query / task with an open mind
  • Diligent with great attention to detail
  • Numerical orientation
  • Analytical ability




A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

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