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  • Lead Quantity Surveyor at One Precious Life (OPL) Academy

  • Posted on: 12 October, 2018 Deadline: 16 October, 2018
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  • OPL Academy is an employment accelerator connecting job seekers to job opportunities in Nigeria’s construction industry.

    Our client is a leading construction company based in Lagos, Nigeria. They are looking to hire a lead quantity surveyor to support their team in the delivery of its projects.

    Lead Quantity Surveyor


    Job Description

    The Lead Quantity Surveyor will oversee the following activities:

    • Preparing various documents including budgetary estimates, bill of quantities, costs estimates and other documentation
    • Overseeing the costing and billing of a project
    • Managing vendor and supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability
    • Negotiating with vendors and suppliers on an ongoing basis
    • Liaising with other construction professionals, including project managers and architects, to advise on requirements of a contract
    • Handling contractual correspondences, vetting contract documents and awarding contracts up to an agreed sum
    • Tracking changes to the design and construction work and adjusting budget projections accordingly
    • Utilizing software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates
    • Identifying potential financial or construction risks
    • Inspecting site and collating information including but not limited to statement of claims from contractor, anticipated claims from contractor, assessment of costs of works and expected final cost
    • Analyzing completed projects to determine ROI and compare costs
    • Aiding the improvement of current processes; establishing and implementing new processes, procedures and best practices where necessary
    • Performing other related duties as may be assigned


    • Degree in quantity surveying
    • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in building construction and quantity surveying services with a proven track record of delivering cost benefits
    • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently and through own initiative
    • Strong aptitude for numbers, spreadsheets, and financial reports
    • Thorough understanding of contract administration
    • Experience in compiling and following strict budgets
    • In-depth understanding of construction materials, pricing, and industry
    • Strong attention to detail with an ability to focus on critical elements and, at the same time, remain mindful of the big picture
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Good working knowledge of Auto CAD and Excel
    • Ability to optimize all aspects of a project’s life cycle including costs and value management
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to express complex ideas in simpler terms
    • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a clear assessment of requirements and priorities
    • Recognized qualifications such as Chartered status would be an advantage


    Competitive package offered.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send CVS to using the job title as subject of the mail

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