Snr Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Manager Civils R 950,000 - 1,200,000 per annum Urgent hiring SNR QUANTITY SURVEYOR/COMMERCIAL MANAGER – CIVILS (ZIMBABWE).A large Construction company operating throughout South Africa, Africa and the Middle East is looking for suitably qualified Snr Quantity Survey


A large Construction company operating throughout South Africa, Africa and the Middle East is looking for suitably qualified Snr Quantity Surveyor/Commercial manager with a sound knowledge of Civil Structures and associated earthworks for a mine and site based position in Zimbabwe. Must have a passport and be prepared to travel.

Responsible for, but not limited to:

• Managing the contractual aspects of a project (finance, contract administration, client liaison and
Procurement, insurance matters).
• All to ensure the best financial outcome for the project

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

• Assist with managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects ensuring maximum revenue on site.
• Sound knowledge of standard contract documents and specifications and ensure that contractual rights are retained under the different forms of contract i.e. FIDIC/NEC/GCC
• Ensure implementation and a disciplined approach is adopted in following commercial procedures.
• Communicate fluently in English.
• Assist in the drafting of contractual claims to ensure compliance with contract conditions with a view to ensuring the best chance of successful resolution thereof.
• Ensure the adequacy of the reporting systems, methods and training.
• Assist in negotiating resolution of disputes as they arise.
• Assist in the correct and timeous issue and recovery of suitable bonds and guarantees
• Effective and efficient administration of sub-contractors by ensuring proper contract documentation, guarantees and procedures are used and adhered to.
• Forecast of job to completion and identify improved strategies.
• Ensure effective cash flow strategies to ensure that projects are at least cash neutral.

Primary duties will include:

• Ensure all revenue on a contract is maximized
• Ensure the contract quantities are measured correctly and accurately.
• Assist with the change management process.
• Forecasting of contract revenue.
• Monitor Cash flow and retention.
• Cost Control – Draw up subcontract / supplier agreements, prepare subcontract payments,
Assist with processing of costs on the contracts.
• Reporting – Ensure financial reports required are accurate, ensure payment applications are
Accurate, Assist in preparation required by the Employer to facilitate payment, Assist with
Record keeping on site to ensure contractual entitlements is maintained.
• Mitigate commercial & contractual risks at construction phases - Understand Conditions
(Including specials) of Contract, Method of measurement, Payment terms, Bonds &
• People management - Establish strong relationships with the Employer QS/Eng/RE, Establish
& maintain strong relationships with site operational staff, Develop strong relationships with
Head Office Accounting Staff
• Technical Skill and Competence - Demonstrates detailed knowledge and expertise in relation to job; readily absorbs new technical information and keeps up-to-date in specialist areas.
• Commercial Orientation - Knowledgeable about financial and commercial matters; focuses
On costs, profits, markets, opportunities and activities which will bring the largest return.
• Judgement - Makes rational, realistic and sound decisions based on consideration of all the
Facts and alternatives available.
• Management Control - Establishes clear priorities; schedules activities to ensure optimum
Use of time and resources; monitors performance against objectives.
• Problem Analysis - Breaks problems into constituent parts and differentiates key elements
From the irrelevant or trivial; makes accurate use of logic and draws sound inferences from
Information available.
• Written Communication Skills - Produces written communications which are clear, fluent,
Concise, and readily understood by intended recipient(s).
• Information Gathering - Seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and
Decision making; consults widely, probes the facts, analysis issues from different

Skills, Experience & Education:

• BSc/BTech/ND Quantity Surveying/Construction Management /Civil Engineering
• Minimum of 15 – 20 years of experience of which 5-8 years in a similar position
• Must have extensive commercial / contractual experience on large construction projects

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying for the above position, please consider your application unsuccessful, we will however endeavour to search for suitable positions that may be appropriate to your experience and location.