Senior Electrical Quantity Surveyor

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Senior Electrical Quantity Surveyor

Location: Cork Salary: €75,000-100,000 DOE

Senior Electrical Quantity Surveyor - Cork, Ireland

€75,000-100,000 DOE + Car allowance + Package

Our client is an established engineering services contractor involved in complex technical projects across Europe primarily involved in life sciences, pharmaceutical and data centres who is actively seeking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be working in Cork. Our client’s core division includes Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Sprinkler and Fire Protection. As a Senior Electrical Quantity surveyor you will be involved in every stage of the project from calculating costs, looking after the client needs and monitoring the project’s progress.

Key Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Manage cost control and identify potential commercial risks and ensure prompt reporting of same to management.

  • Conduct cost analysis and value engineering exercises to identify cost-saving opportunities.

  • Monitor and track project costs, including variations, change orders, and progress payments both upstream and downstream.

  • Provide accurate and informed reporting on the project's commercial performance.

  • Manage the preparation and evaluation of subcontract packages, contributing to interim and final valuations.

  • Assist the Senior Contract Surveyor in coaching and motivating surveyors on the project.

  • Collaborate closely with the estimation team to review and validate Electrical cost estimates for each project.

  • Collaborate with the estimation / BIM team to ensure accurate quantity take-offs and bills of quantities for Electrical systems and installations in each project.

  • Review electrical drawings and specification revisions to ensure any changes are identified.

  • Conduct site visits and inspections to assess work progress, validate quantities, and address any discrepancies.

  • Evaluate subcontractor's claims and prepare reports on quantities, rates, and payment applications.

  • Administer the contract for each project in collaboration with the project team, ensuring compliance with contract terms and conditions.

  • Review and analyse contractual agreements, identifying key contractual obligations, milestones, and deliverables.

  • Manage the contractual correspondence, including change orders, claims, and dispute resolution, in coordination with the project team.

  • Collaborate with the legal / compliance team to ensure adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain and implement systems for tracking labour resources and performance on Electrical works for each project.

  • Monitor labour productivity, efficiency, and performance to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective measures.

  • Collaborate with project managers and site supervisors to gather labour-related data and analyse productivity trends.

  • Prepare reports on labour S/E, productivity, and performance indicators for each project individually.

  • Generate regular cost reports, forecasts, and cash flow projections for Electrical works.

  • Maintain accurate records of all Electrical cost-related documents, contracts, and correspondence.

  • Prepare and present cost reports to project stakeholders, highlighting key findings and recommendations.

  • Assist in the preparation of final accounts and settlement of claims.

  • Relevant third level qualification essential in Quantity Surveying/ Construction Economics or related field.

  • Experience as a Electrical QS on large-scale construction projects.

  • Experience in Electrical cost control, estimation, and quantity surveying techniques.

  • Proficiency in using relevant QS software and tools (e.g., CostX, Bluebeam, Countfire, Excel).

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Good organisational and time management abilities.

  • Familiarity with local regulations and industry standards related to Electrical l works.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent IT skills.


  • Competitive salary package 

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment 

  • Work-life balance 

  • Training and development programs.

Please apply with your updated CV and we will contact you in return for a confidential discussion.  

Ideal candidate must have rights to work in Ireland. All applicants can expect a response after 24 hours.




To consistently deliver a recruitment service that's of an exceptional standard and guided by values of performance, trust, transparency and respect.
To work in partnership and thoroughly understand the needs and preferences of both our clients and candidates.
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