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Quantity Surveyor (Public Sector)

Job Description

Quantity Surveyor (Public Sector)

Are you looking for a Quantity Surveyor role? Interested in working for a Public Sector organisation?

VANRATH are assisting a major Public Sector organisation with the recruitment of a Quantity Surveyor in Belfast. The role will initially run for around 3 months, with this highly likely to be extended, this proves to be a great opportunity.

£14.39 per hour + Fantastic Public Sector Benefits


  • To plan, deploy and manage all allocated resources in such a way as to secure optimal performance and the achievement of the unit's financial and operational targets.
  • To represent the Property Officer (Quantity Surveying) as required within the post-holder's sphere of responsibility.
  • To liaise, co-ordinate with, and assist in the management of any external consultants, as directed by the Property Officer (Quantity Surveying).
  • To assist in the development and monitoring of planned and reactive maintenance programmes of all types at all council locations including the monitoring of associated budgets.
  • To develop bills of quantities, to deploy appropriate schedules of rates to secure value for money and to measure work on-site in all areas of the city as required.
  • To assist in the provision of feasibility, budget and cost estimates, to advise as regards cost planning and to ensure the monitoring of actual and estimated expenditure on all projects, programmes, and suppliers.
  • To be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining approved lists of building sub-contractors for use in seeking quotations and tenders for sub-contract work, and for the control and administration of the CIS Inland Revenue contractor scheme and/or similar legislation.
  • To assist as required in the development of procurement documentation and in the evaluation of tenders and quotations, and to prepare tender reports as required.

The Ideal Person

  • Have a third level qualification in a relevant subject such as Quantity Surveying or equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year's relevant experience within the building industry.


  • Be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least two years' relevant experience within the building industry. This must include two years' relevant experience in at least three of the following five areas:
  1. Preparation of bills of quantities and schedules of materials, labour and services;
  2. Preparation of budget and cost plans;
  3. Preparation and valuation of progress and final payments for contractors and clients;
  4. Preparation of tender and contract documents; and/or
  5. Analysis and evaluation of tenders and quotations.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.