MEP Quantity Surveyor

Ref: MAX3960 Job Posted: 05/09/2008
Location: Dubai, UAE Consultant: Dan Kirk
Type: Permanent Telephone: +971 4 3117169
Salary: Negotiable plus package Salary Band: £30,000 to £59,999
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Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing MEP Quantity Surveyor

There are a number of challenging Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying jobs vacant with a leading cost management company based in Dubai. These M&E Quantity Surveying roles involve work on both major building and civil engineering projects in Dubai performing post contract work either on site or at head office. This company is one of the largest Quantity Surveying Consultants in Dubai, and offers excellent remuneration & career progression for the able Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveyors, Cost Managers & Quantity Surveyors it employs.

Mechanical and Electrical (MEP) Construction Projects Portfolio

This company has an enviable portfolio of building, civil engineering and mechanical/electrical/plumbing work in Dubai, and is working on both publicised and confidential projects in Dubai for developers, contractors, private clients and the governments of Dubai and Sharjah. These include works on a number of major Middle East airports, prestigious works on all of the Palm Islands, and post contract responsibility for Trump Tower & Gateway Tower

The Scope/Duties of Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) Cost/Quantity Surveying Role on Dubai Projects

The mechanical and electrical cost manager role job duties will include post contract duties both site and office based comprising:

  • Preparing and presenting cost management advice to clients
  • Interpreting and offering advice on forms of contract
  • Ensuring contractual notices and client entitlements are properly administered
  • Managing the process of the preparation of contractor's payment recommendations
  • Managing the process of Measuring & valuing variations
  • Managing the process of Agreement of final accounts
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical installations would be an advantage
  • Attending meetings with clients and contractors
  • Management of other members of staff, both Quantity Surveyors and Measurement Technicians
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical installations would be an advantage
  • Attending meetings with clients and contractors
  • Management of other members of staff, both Quantity Surveyors and Measurement Technicians

Specific Mechanical & Electrical Skills & Experience Required of the Mechanical & Electrical (MEP) Quantity Surveyor

  • Experience of major mechanical & electrical projects in the UK or to international standards relating to industrial/heavy electrical or building projects (housing experience would not be suitable)
  • Experience of working for a large or well recognised mechanical and electrical (M&E) company
  • In depth experience of air conditioning or district cooling desirable
  • Expert understanding of MEP installations & related infrastructure

General Skills & Experience Required of the Mechanical & Electrical (MEP) Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • A Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent from a UK or internationally recognized university is essential;
  • Extensive post graduate experience is required to allow independent working & the guidance of junior staff
  • Achievement of, or your advanced progression towards MRICS or MCIOB or equivalent qualification is highly desirable
  • Demonstrable experience on your CV of your ability to perform unassisted a number of the quantity surveying duties listed above
  • Experience of managing junior and other quantity surveying staff and of taking full responsibility for project progress and completion
  • Experience of a Senior Quantity Surveying role on £10M+ projects in the UK or larger is desirable to assist swift integration into the massive projects & associated methods of working in Dubai
  • IT proficient with extensive exposure to spreadsheets

Client Employer Profile

This company is a dynamic quantity surveying/commercial management/cost consultancy that has been established in Dubai for over 20 years, and offers an unrivalled service to their repeat clients. They currently employ around 200 staff in Dubai, UAE. With a burgeoning forward order book, and substantial growth planned, they offer an excellent prospect to Senior Quantity Surveyors to progress their careers quickly through promotion based on merit.

The Remuneration Package

To attract and retain their quantity surveyor staff in a very buoyant Dubai construction market, they offer their Senior Quantity Surveyors the following:

  1. Generous salary agreed in UK£, & paid in UAE Dirhams at the current rate of exchange
  2. Furnished accommodation with parking
  3. All utilities are provided and paid for by the company.
  4. Fully expensed car is provided for business & personal use
  5. Mobilization & demobilization flights are provided
  6. Two return flights a year are offered for single status QS employees, 1 return flight a year for married status staff & family
  7. A discretionary bonus is given annually in addition to the gratuity required by Dubai Labour Law.

The Working Week & Holiday Entitlements

- 45 Hour working week
- Hours typically 7am to 4.30pm
- Weekend days off are Friday & Saturday (5 day week)
- 30 days paid holiday a year
- All recognised local holidays in addition

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