Quantity Surveyor / Cost Engineer

ZAD Studio

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP087-10

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our Architectural & Engineering Consultancy requires a QS / Cost Engineer to be based in their Dubai office, highly committed, responsible and creative individual, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, work well under pressure, have the ability to offer Pre and post contract QS works, and have the knowledge contracts administration.

Pre Contract:
• Review tender documents and analyze project scope and requirements
• Respond to tender queries and clarifications
• Prepares full project BOQ nominate potential subcontractors and suppliers
• Evaluate subcontractors/suppliers quotations with respect to offered price,
• qualifications, scope of work and compliance to project requirement
• Prepares vetting sheets and provide analysis of collected quotations and recommendation.
• Quantity take-off of tender drawings and design sketches as required

Post Contract:
• Prepares Monthly Cost Report including cashflow and forecast to
• completion, commercial section of Monthly Progress Report to Client
• Responsible for Change Management and ensure recovery of contractual
• entitlements, daily update of VO logs, captures all potential variations and claims, pricing of variations and agreement of variation cost with Cost Consultants
• Responsible for ensuring timely payment application, certification and prompt payment as per the timelines in the contract
• Responsible for proper planning and undertaking procurement of sub-contract works, includes negotiating prices and payment terms, preparation of subcontract/supply agreement
• Subcontract management – recommends payments in accordance with progress of works, review of variation and claims, contra-charges, ensure insurances and bonds are valid, recommends final account
• Prepare contractual correspondences for main contract and subcontract
• Provide practical advice and contribute resolutions to commercial and contractual issues, attends meetings
• Monitoring and managing risks, change and overall project cost control to ensure agreed budgets are not exceeded
• Accurate reporting of project financial performance
• Administering main contracts and sub-contracts throughout the works
• Able to look at the costs of the project and analyze them against the market potential to see if the project is feasible and look for improvements
• Lead the Risk/Opportunity management process
• Work with the project team (Internal and External) to maximize the success of the project for the client and contractor


• Engineer's Degree in Quantity Surveying
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills combined with the analytical and problem solving skills to reach realistic workable solutions
• Well-versed in all FIDIC editions, including 2017
• Minimum 8-10 years experience as QS in Dubai
• Should be able to read and communicate design and construction drawings
• Fluent in English
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good team player
• Excellent leadership and management abilities
• Consultancy based experience is preferable
• Currently resides in the UAE
• Master in Construction management is a plus
• Member of UAE Engineers Society – Dubai
• Driving license in UAE is a must
• Expertise in Ms Office suite
• Revit and CAD experience

About the Company

Established in 2015 ZAD Studio is an Architecture, Landscape and Interior Architecture Design studio based in downtown Dubai.

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