Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor

Full Time - Oceania, Australia, Melbourne

This entry was posted on January 6, 2020.


The Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor will report to the Director / Associate responsible for the Project; and the Associate directly responsible for their workload


The Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor controls the work involved in the preparation of Estimates, Bills of Quantities, Post Contract services across the Residential and Commercial Sectors predominately. They will also work on other Quantity Surveying Services delegated to them under the direct control of the appropriate Director or Associate responsible for jobs.

The role may be required to represent the RLB in meetings with Clients and Consultants and is expected to maintain high professional standards in their dealings with them.


You will be responsible for carrying out and delivering Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying services both pre and post contract quantity surveying duties. Such duties are listed, but not limited to the provision or likewise of the following:

  • Project cost plans
  • Project estimates for the various phases of a project
  • Cost Control – planning, forecasting and estimation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Bills of Quantities (both management and measurement)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Value Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Benchmarking Analysis
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation Services
  • Tender Analysis
  • Contract Advice / Documentation
  • Procurement Advice
  • Project Cashflows
  • Post Contract Services, including:
  • Assessment of progress claims
  • Assessment of contract variations including extension of time claims
  • Financial Statement
  • Cost Reports
  • Programme Assessment
  • Financier Quantity Surveying Services
  • Independent Certification
  • Contract Administration
  • Advisory Services, including:
  • Due Diligence
  • Depreciation Schedule
  • Lifecycle Analysis
  • Replacement Cost Estimates
  • Marketing
  • Client presentations
  • Attending industry functions / events
  • Assisting in pitching for new projects
  • Tender interviews
  • Preparation of tender submissions
  • Networking


You will require a broad range of key skills and attributes to adequately satisfy the expectations of the role. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Strong, clear and effective communication and negotiation
  • Team orientated
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Comprehensive construction industry knowledge
  • Ability to lead and manage teams
  • Reporting abnormalities in workload and giving reasonable notice to the Associate responsible when staff are coming free
  • Sound technical skills including measurement, pricing, cost analysis, tender comparisons and the like
  • Lateral and analytical thought process
  • Take and provide clear instruction, direction and support
  • Mentoring of junior staff
  • Self-motivator
  • Pro-active mind set
  • Sound decision making ability
  • Ability to manage time and resources within agreed boundaries
  • Sound report writing and presentation skills
  • IT skills – proficient in Microsoft suite of software, in particular MS Word and Excel; proficient in document management systems e.g. Aconex.
  • Well-presented and professional approach
  • Efficient
  • Adhere to office policies and procedures and enforce with subordinates
  • Awareness of sustainability rating tools such as:
  • Green Star; Nabers; NatHERS; WELL’s; and Living Building Challenge, and associated cost impacts.
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends;
    • Changes; market conditions;
    • Technology; cost information;
    • Legislation and policies; building
    • Methods; materials; innovations;
    • Sustainability; etc

RLB is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All job applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, “race” (includes nationality, national / ethnic origins, colour) marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, gender reassignment, religion and belief.

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