AIQS Job Board

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Senior Estimator

Full time position.

Purpose of the Position

Prepare cost estimates for construction projects to assist management in tendering projects or determining price of product or service.

Selection Criteria

> Degree qualifications in a related field or demonstrated significant relevant skills and experience;
> At least 10 years’ experience working in a similar role and with construction project values up to $20 million;
> High level skills in interpreting plans, specifications and drawings;
> High level analytical and problem-solving skills;
> Strong attention to detail with a focus on quality and accuracy;
> Demonstrated skills in developing budgets; 
> Demonstrated experience in working with estimating software preferably Procontractor or similar system and spreadsheet design
> Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy;
> High level communication skills both written and verbal;
> High level organisational and coordination skills to meet deadlines;
> The ability to think independently and work unsupervised where required;
> Commitment to and good knowledge of WHSQE principles and safe work practices.

Behaviours Required

> Friendly professional manner
> Teamwork
> Open communication
> Loyalty to the organisation
> Honesty and integrity

Click here to view the full job description.

To apply or for further information, contact Tania Thompson via email or 02 6772 9980.

Posted 7/9/2018


Cost Analyst / Quantity Surveyor 

> Construction Company based in Greenwich 
> Full time or Part time position
> Great team culture full of fun and friendly faces  

Mainbrace Constructions operates across Australia, with a focus on retail projects. We maintain offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. With nearly 30 years’ experience and over 1000 jobs completed to date, we are one of the leaders in retail construction and the preferred contractor to most of Australia's major developers and retailers.

We have a brand-new opportunity as a Cost Analyst to work alongside our Estimating Team based at our Head Office in Greenwich.    

We have developed our own in-house Cost Modelling System to analyse cost data on our historical, present and future projects. This information provides focus in identifying key target areas for design improvements during the Early Contractor Involvement and is used as a risk management tool during our tender review process. 

The successful candidate will become an integral part of our ECI team and will report directly to the National Estimating Manager. 

To be considered for this position you will have sound understanding of Elemental Cost Planning, previous coding and data recording of projects, strong interest in Business Intelligence and be familiar with CostX or Buildsoft. 

Ideally coming from a QS background with a minimum of 5 years’ experience within a similar industry and position.  We are seeking a driven individual with highly developed analytical and methodical skills. Strong attention to detail, good communicator and a lateral thinker.  

For more information on Mainbrace, please visit our website and submit your CV right now to 

Posted 4/9/2018

Quantity Surveyors & Senior Quantity Surveyors – Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane

Global Company
Future career opportunities
CBD locations

Altus Group is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry.

Our expanding offices in Australia are seeking experienced Quantity Surveyors and Senior Quantity Surveyors to assist in continued growth and expansion. Our businesses, Altus Analytics and Altus Expert Services, reflect decades of experience, a range of expertise and technology-enabled capabilities. Our solutions empower clients to analyze, gain market insight and recognize value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,300 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Reporting to Associate / Director, the Quantity Surveyor and Senior Quantity Surveyor will independently provide a variety of professional quantity surveying services to new and existing clients and have ability to gain clients satisfaction and obtain repeat works.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

> Providing accurate cost advice to clients;
> Pricing of estimates and cost plans;
> Completion of complex trade and elemental take-off;
> Attend design team meetings;
> Measuring quantities for variations;
> Pricing of BOQ's
> Undertake site visit and complete valuations of work complete on site;
> Preparation of cash flows;
> Amend / update / reconcile Cost Reports;
> Undertake cost analysis;
> Review financing agreements / understanding of funding arrangements;
> Ability to meet and manage clients and other professional consultants;
> Assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;
> Maintain ongoing client communication and resolve issues expeditiously;
> Ability to use appropriate software and technology e.g. MS Office; Buildsoft and Cost X

Job Requirements:

The preferred candidate will possesses the following skills and attributes:

> Knowledge / expertise and accreditation in Quantity Surveying;
> Minimum of 5 years work experience;
> Membership in an approved Professional Body (eg. AIQS, NZIQS, RICS, CIOB);
> Advanced knowledge of the construction methodology and innovations;
> Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and ethics;
> Excellent communication skills – verbal written;
> Ability to work in a team and independently;
> Demonstrated skills in client file management, planning and organisation

At Altus, we want you to realize your potential.  We value collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices. We support professional growth and we actively seek out ideas.  This is the place to present the newest research, to introduce the coolest tech, and see it come to fruition and be applied. Your work will make a difference!

What are you waiting for?

Cement your career with Altus Group now by applying on line or via our website

Posted 3/9/2018

Cost Manager - Brisbane

> Join a growing global organisation
> Develop your career in Cost Management
> Degree Qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management desired  

Due to significant growth and ongoing delivery success with our clients, Turner & Townsend's Cost Management division in Brisbane is recruiting for a Cost Manager.
Working within a friendly, professional and highly successful team and reporting to the Director, you will work across property & retail projects. 

Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. With 104 offices in 44 countries (13 in Australia & NZ), we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients' assets. 

> Collaborate and develop good relationships with clients and stakeholders internally and externally.
> Responsible for pre and post-contract quantity surveying duties including preparation of cost estimates, procurement and tendering, contract administration, variation, final account, etc.
> Completing feasibility studies and writing procurement reports.
> Manage a portfolio of projects.
> Assist the Project Director manage resources and the timely delivery of the commission.
> Client contact and Turner & Townsend representative at meetings.
> Assist in developing and mentoring our cadets and graduates.
> Key team player willing to work towards team goals.
> Estimating and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan.
> Tendering and procuring, including managing the pre-qualification stage, producing the tender list, putting the preliminaries together, tender analysis, producing the tender report and compiling the contractual documents.
> Taking personal responsibility for making cost checks and carrying out valuations on larger projects and in all cases ensuring that timely and accurate cost checking and valuation takes place.
> Producing monthly post contract cost reports and presenting them to the client.
> Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages.
This opportunity requires:

> A recognised Degree Qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management desired.
> MRICS / AIQS accreditation ideal.
> Relevant work experience, ideally in a consultancy environment.
> Experience in the retail sector preferred but not essential.
> Proficient in the use of CostX advantageous.
> Ability to demonstrate attention to detail.
> Team player with the ability to work autonomously.
> Excellent command of written and spoken English with excellent report and bid writing skills.
> Highly motivated and driven with a passion for delivering to your clients and have the ability to work independently.
What we offer: 

Turner and Townsend is a world leading organisation where you will be given the opportunity to further develop your Cost Management and business development skills in the delivery of some of the region's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects.
At Turner & Townsend we firmly believe that our people are at the heart of our success and we continually strive to create a great place to work. 

We promote integrity in everything that we do and apply our expertise to shape a better environment for future generations and, ultimately, generate value for our communities.

Click HERE to apply.

Posted 31/8/2018

Quantity Surveyor

On offer is a brand new opportunity with an award winning international PQS firm. They are looking to recruit a capable Quantity Surveyor on their pursuit to cement their place as worldwide leaders in the cost consultancy world.

With a secondment placement working out of Melbourne Airport, you get the opportunity to experience an exciting and unique working environment that certainly isn’t short of activity and liveliness. 

On top of this, the ability to add breadth to your career within the construction industry is an attractive prospect. This is due to the companies’ sheer size and the opportunity to work on high profile building and infrastructure projects. 

The need for a proficient Quantity Surveyor has been made clear to us and as a result, keen candidates will carry out and possess the below: 

> 2+ years post grad professional experience as a Consultants’ Quantity Surveyor.
> A Bachelor Degree in Quantity Surveying with varying experience amongst different sectors in the Australian Market.
> Planning, problem solving and decision making will be some of your key strengths, along with team working and the ability to work independently.
> Experience in Microsoft Office & project together with experience in electronic take-off software, COSTX or similar.
> Dynamic thinking, and ability to thrive in a constantly changing working environment and have a penchant for customer care. 

I found the strong focus in their company ethos of building long term relationships while conducting business means it is carried over into the investment of their team. As a result, prepare for the ability to continually grow and develop especially in the long term with this company. 

The ability to work across all major construction sectors gives you the potential to add experience and diversity under your belt in areas that other firms might not be able to provide – meaning it will strengthen your career going into the future.

The company also has a fierce belief in building a culture that is not only inclusive of everyone, but is genuinely positive and enjoyable to work in. As a result, themed end of month Friday night parties are the norm as well as team building exercises wherein you are whisked away and listen to motivational speakers and attend developmental workshops. If these are not of interest to you, bring your friends and family to the healthy competitions between interstate offices and have the chance show off your sporting prowess. 

If you believe you possess the above qualities and skills and want to take on this exciting new prospect to work with a revered consultancy firm, get in touch immediately. 

Contact Cathal O’Neill on 0424 840 225 or alternatively, don’t hesitate to email any queries to

Posted 30/8/2018

Quantity Surveyor - Perth

Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond Pty Ltd (TBH), a well-established Project Management consultancy, operating nationally and internationally, is seeking a Quantity Surveyor to provide support on a wide range of construction and engineering projects.

The role is based in Perth, however, travelling may be required from time to time.

Responsibilities include:

> The provision of the full range of pre and post contract quantity surveying services on projects
> Technical report preparation
> Working on varied projects in the construction and/or engineering industries
> Working as a member of a team
> Reporting on project status

Skills and experience required for role include:

> BSc. in Quantity Surveying and preferably RICS accredited or working towards
> Minimum of five years' post graduate experience
> Experience in the construction and/or engineering industries (dispute resolution experience is preferable)
> Experience in the provision of the full range of pre and post contract quantity surveying services
> Excellent written and verbal communication skills
> Excellent MS Excel and Word skills

To apply, submit your CV together with a covering letter to 
TBH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all suitable candidates to apply.

Posted 30/8/2018

Associate Quantity Surveyor, Melbourne CBD

If you have been patiently waiting for a promotion into Associate but it’s taking too long, the company is top heavy or you feel you are being overlooked… Then perhaps it’s time to consider a new role.

About the Company?

With offices across all Australian major cities and a suite of services such as cost and project management, engineering services, environmental and hazardous material services and asset and property management, this organisation has a strong and recognisable reputation in the Australian market place.
What’s on offer?

Firstly, you will have the opportunity to step straight into an Associate level role however choosing a new employer often comes down to the little things: such as quarterly social lunches, corporate sporting activities and fresh fruit deliveries, all of which this role offers. 

You will enjoy working in a freshly renovated office that is light filled, modern, clean and spacious. In total this lovely office is home to approx. 36 staff (50% of those QS’s) and a team of individuals who genuinely enjoy a great comradery. 

Gain experience on high value projects (up to $650mil) covering a range of CBD based sectors including large residential / apartments and high-rise commercial mixed use buildings. 

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the usual QS duties however as an Associate, additional responsibilities will include client management, retention and satisfaction, business development and service line growth.  

Your personal style and interactions with clients must build client confidence and trust, as well as strengthen relationships. 

What you need to apply:

You will need to be a suitability qualified and experienced QS eligible for AIQS and / or RICS membership. Typically, we like to see a minimum of 8 years’ experience however if you feel you can confidently step into an Associate role and you have less experience than 8 years, then please don’t hesitate to call. 

Confidential telephone inquiries are welcome to Monika Vella, 0432 281 552 

Send applications to

Posted 30/8/2018

Senior Quantity Surveyor, North Sydney

What’s on offer?

Unlike traditional QS firms, you will have the opportunity to work across the project management function and develop valuable skills that will set you apart from your peers.

This is a highly challenging and rewarding role that will keep you engaged for years to come. There will be no need to change employers in 5 years times as you will have plenty of opportunities to progress your career with this company. 

You will enjoy developing your individual and personalised career plan which includes professional membership and a pathway to ensure you are continually developed and progressing towards your desired career. 

Gain experience on high value projects covering all sectors including commercial, institutions, civil infrastructure, social infrastructure and buildings. 

About the Company?

Conveniently located in North Sydney, this modern office houses a dedicated team of construction and property consultants including Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, PPP Advisors and Civil Infrastructure experts. 

With a reputation for being strategic and innovative, this business is experiencing rapid expansion as more and more high value projects and clients come on board.  At the helm you will discover a truly inspirational Managing Director who leads (not manages). 

Key Responsibilities:

Aside from the typical QS duties you will also be responsible for fostering exceptional partnerships with clients. We need you to become their trusted advisor; their ‘go to QS’ for all pre and post contract, cost planning and cost management advice. 

What you need to apply:

You will need to be a tertiary qualified and experienced QS who is eligible for AIQS or RICS membership. 

Confidential telephone inquiries are welcome to Monika Vella, 0432 281 552 

Send applications to

Posted 30/8/2018

Due to the significant skills shortage in the UK, a leading Consultancy are extremely keen to speak with Australian QSs willing to consider a role in London.

Quantity Surveyor, London

An International cost consultancy are seeking a professional Quantity Surveyor who is seeking the responsibility to manage projects from inception through to completion.

The successful Quantity Surveyor shall be based in the consultancy's London office where you will be responsible for optimising project costs, managing client expectations, and progressing with your APC (if not MRICS already).

Project sectors will include: Commercial offices, Data centres, Residential developments, and Hotels.

An excellent opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor seeking longevity with an International firm with a family feel environment. Also, exceptional projects and training.

The Quantity Surveyors Role

> Prepare estimates and cost plans for variety of developments using CostX Software
> Prepare standard documentation - reports, valuations, letters, financial reports
> Prepare tender documents as required by procurement strategy
> Analyse tenders and prepare tender reports at all stages of procurement
> Prepare valuations and cost reports; and adjust variations
> Assist in the settlement of construction disputes/loss and expense claims
> Prepare and agree final accounts

The Quantity Surveyor

> 3+ years' experience
> BSc essential in a construction related discipline
> Excellent client relationship skills
> CostX experience - advantage
> Firm understanding of UK forms of contract
> Excellent communication skills
> Results driven and self-motivated
> Good pre or post contract knowledge

In Return?

> £35,000 - £45,000 basic salary
> Discretionary bonus
> 22 days annual leave + public holidays
> Healthcare
> Pension
> Professional memberships
> Training costs
> Travel expenses
> Flexible working conditions

If you are a Quantity Surveyor considering your career options, then please contact Daniel Foster at Brandon James. Ref: #4207

Posted 21/08/2018