Snr Quantity Surveyor

Date of vacancy:

01st June 2022

To be Negotiated
Work Type:

Project Based Contract




The purpose of the position is to lead, manage and prepare cost estimates, audits projects, manage construction revenue and costs and administer construction contracts.



Measurement and certification  

  • Maintain an up-to-date measurement of the value of work done
  • Produce monthly valuations/claims
  • Validate, agree and signoff on final accounts with PQS and Sub-contractors
  • Measure extra’s and Variation Orders
  • Prepare and update final measurement on monthly bases.


Budget & Cash management

  • Manage monthly payments according to due date
  • Oversee cash expenditure in respect of the contract
  • Appropriately manage the budget including ensuring that an accurate and up to date cash flow forecasting is maintained
  • Claim interest on late payments


Contractual conditions, legal compliance, and administration

  • Ensure appropriate systems and controls of contract documents are in place and implemented
  • Ensure contractual and commercial correctness including:
    • Review contract documentation and brief subordinates and relevant parties in respect thereof
    • Liaising with the Contracts Manager regarding contractual requirements and ensure full compliance thereof
    • Liaising with the Contracts Manager regarding the optimal commercial strategy that must be followed in respect of the contract and its requirement
    • Preparation of pre-construction documentation and follow up on signing of main contract documentation in liaison with Commercial Manager
    • Oversee, co-ordinate and consolidate the submission and processing of claims
    • Ensuring conclusion of all contract documentation (e.g. performance and payment guarantees, insurance, etc) in liaison with Commercial Manager
    • Identifying and submitting insurance claims
    • Identifying and formulating contractual claims in conjunction with the contracts Manager and Commercial Manager
  • Ensure that accurate and timeous contract costing, reports and budgets are prepared and include:
    • Monthly cost reports incorporating reconciliations of cost sheets, plant costs and late costs
    • Waste control records and materials registers on concrete and bulk materials
    • Updated budgets and forecasts
    • Ensure subordinate staff maintain an accurate and up-to-date asset register and small tool register
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of contract payments including:
    • Timeously measuring and processing sub-contractor payments
    • Timeously measuring and processing labour-only sub-contractor and supplier payments
    • In conjunction with the Contracts Manager, validate and approve creditor and supplier invoices and payments
  • Ensure timeous, efficient, and effective contract administration is undertaken including:
    • Ensuring effective records management through the maintenance, collection, recording and filing of site records, instructions, and correspondence
    • Evaluation of suppliers and sub-contractors as preferred suppliers and sub-contractors against the approved suppliers’ lists
    • Evaluation and selection of additional suppliers and sub-contractors to be included on the approved suppliers’ lists
    • Approve bulk orders in liaison with Contracts Manager
    • Approve subcontract and Labour only Sub-contract orders in liaison with Commercial Manager
    • Ensuring placing of timeous and contractually correct orders


  • Review data to determine material and labour requirements and prepare an itemized list
  • Call for tenders and/or quotations and assist buying department
  • Prepare estimates for selecting sub-contractors and determine cost effectiveness
  • Guide, lead and direct subordinate staff so that they are able to achieve the objectives set for them
  • Monitor and manage performance of subordinate staff in compliance with the Performance Management policy and processes
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff as appropriate to improve performance
  • Practise sound labour relations within the approved conditions of service regarding staff
  • Ensure compliance of subordinate staff to Khato policies, procedures, and practices
  • Maintain a critical mass of staff ensuring effective staff retention in respect of subordinate staff
  • Establish a positive work context for subordinate staff

Cost Reporting

  • Continuous, accurate cost information, analysis and cost influences are reported on
    Cost reports to be based on sound correct information and data to ensure continuous pro-active action and effective management of the process

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE / minimum requirements

    • BSc Quantity Surveying(QS) or
    • NDip Quantity Surveying (QS)
    • NDip Building Construction or any relevant qualification
    • South African Council of Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP) will be an added advantage
    • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
    • Contract law and insurance
    • Quantity Surveying
    • Basic financial reporting
    • Construction methods and outputs, programming and scheduling
    • SHEQ legislation
    • Basic IR, including relevant labour legislation
    • At least 8-10 years’ experience in a similar position and business strategy, contract management, commercial and legal management; operational planning and implementation.
    • Valid Driver’s license is essential
    • Salary: To be negotiated


    • Excellent written & oral communication
    • Numerical orientation
    • Business acumen
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Analytical ability
    • Conflict management
    • Negotiation skills
    • Financial skills
    • Team player
    • Excellent communication, people, and team management skills.
    • Ability to challenge designs and resolve problems to conclusion.
    • Ability to demonstrate the right behaviours and lead the team to ensure the culture is in line with Company values.
    • Ability to demonstrate the right behaviours.
    • Ability to motivate and lead the team in line with the Company culture, ensuring high standards of compliance. Excellent written & oral communication
    • Knowledge of Employee Equity Act, Labour Relations Act, OHS Act
    • Knowledge of Strategic management, Financial management ,policy development, Risk Management, Quantity surveying Knowledge of business environment


      • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of relevant software
      • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Word, Ms Outlook, MS Excel, ERP System, QS Plus /WinQS
        Closing Date

        If you are not contacted as a short-listed candidate within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

        Candidates are invited to submit a CV together with copies of certificates/driver’s licence (no original certificates). Applications that are received without copies of required documentation will not be considered.

        Closing Date: 29 July 2022
        Advert Reference No: KC- QS


        Completed applications or e-mailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

        To: SA.recruitment@khatocivils.com or Botswana.recuitment@khatocivils.com

        Khato Civils and South Zambezi Engineering Services is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability.

        NB: We may not be able to respond to all individual applications, therefore if you have not received a response within sixty days from the date of submission kindly consider your application unsuccessful