Quantity Surveyor.

  • Londonderry, County Londonderry
  • Up to £15.63 per hour

Quantity Surveyor

  • Londonderry, County Londonderry
  • Up to £15.63 per hour
  • Posted September 28, 2023

Main Purpose

The Quantity Surveyor role within NIHE’s Project Delivery team is essential for ensuring effective commercial management of the organization’s assets, particularly in relation to high-quality Planned Works and Compliance related investments across various regions in Northern Ireland. The role focuses on planning investments for maximum efficiency, affordability, adherence to NIHE’s investment standards, high-quality delivery, minimal defects, and excellent customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with NIHE’s procurement team to prepare specifications, bills of quantities, drawings, and rate schedules for tender invitations.
  • Interpret contract terms and conditions, manage commercial risks, and ensure payments reflect contract obligations.
  • Ensure affordable investment program delivery by monitoring budgets, forecasting, and cash-flow projections.
  • Evaluate tenders, quotations, and contracts, maximizing value for money and minimizing risks to NIHE.
  • Facilitate effective communication between contractors and consultants to ensure project progress.
  • Authorize work instructions and invoices within approval limits, ensuring accurate cost allocation.
  • Process paperwork promptly and accurately, ensuring IT system data is up to date.
  • Provide technical advice to management and NIHE staff members.
  • Assist in risk mitigation for non-compliance issues, maintaining a risk register.
  • Contribute to stock appraisals and regeneration initiatives.
  • Manage commercial aspects of NIHE’s investment and compliance contracts, ensuring performance standards and customer value.


  • Contribute to service quality by formulating, reviewing, and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, and Equality Legislation requirements.
  • Participate in forums, committees, and consultations as required.
  • Benchmark asset management practices for continuous improvement.
  • Prioritize health and safety in all activities.
  • Collaborate with audits by providing accurate information.
  • Engage in training and ensure staff capacity and capability development.
  • Participate in staff recruitment, selection, and induction as needed.
  • Contribute to Corporate Strategy and strategic objectives.
  • Stay updated on legislative changes and update policies and procedures.
  • Represent NIHE’s interests with external bodies.

Person Specification

Experience and Qualifications – Essential Criteria:

  • Degree or equivalent Level 6 qualification in a Building/Construction discipline plus 1 year’s relevant experience OR BTEC Higher or equivalent Level 5 qualification plus 2 years’ relevant experience OR equivalent experience with at least 3 years’ relevance.
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience in commercial planning and delivery of construction programs.
  • Experience managing budgets and NEC 3/4 construction contracts.
  • Significant experience in at least 2 of 5 specified areas.

Additional Skills:

  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing abilities.
  • Strong customer orientation.

If interested, please apply via the link, or submit your CV before 3pm on 4th October

This opportunity is no longer accepting applications.

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