Role Name / Designation:

Lead Quantity Surveyor

Division / Region:

Engineering Services

Sector / Geography:


Department / Area:

Quantity Surveying


Quantity Surveying (Design Center)

Reporting Supervisor (Which role does this role report into):

Senior Manager / Manager - Quantity Surveying (Design Center)

JD of Lead Quantity Surveyor (BDC)
  • Lead Quantity Surveyor will act as a senior member for the Quantity Surveying Section in the Design center. He/she leads a team of Quantity Surveyors during all quantity surveying activities, including quantity take-off, preparation of construction cost estimates and Bills of Quantities.
  • He/she should support the tendering process, by taking the responsibility to attend the tender queries related to Bills of Quantities and evaluation of Tenderers’ for the preparation of Tender Analysis Report within the stipulated time.
  • High proficiency of Market Knowledge for the preparation of high-level project cost estimates and advise to the Design Sectors during Project proposal stage.
  • Ensure client satisfaction with quantity surveying deliverables in high quality standards and in a timely manner.
  • In Coordination with Design teams and Specification Engineers, he/she will be responsible for the preparation of BOQ (along with QS team) for quantity take-off and to ensure all key elements from relevant design departments (including Electrical, Mechanical, Landscape & Irrigation) are incorporated.
  • Responsible to create a ‘Rate Build up’ Database by periodically contacting/researching suppliers to obtain unit rates used for construction cost estimates along with latest construction methodologies.
  • Closely work with design teams for the preparation of cost estimates at various design stages (e.g. concept design, schematic design, draft final design, tender documents), as needed.
  • Conduct Value Engineering exercise for various design options presented by design teams, as needed and advise the team accordingly.
  • Support in tendering process, by responding to tender clarifications, evaluation of contractor’s submission and the preparation of the Tender Analysis Reports.
  • Support the calculation of upfront, high-level project cost estimates to Design Sectors and Geographies during the project sales process, as required.
  • Ensure Client satisfaction with quantity surveying deliverables. Implement company policies and procedures.

Qualification, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Master’s Degree in QS or equivalent is preferred.
  • Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Deep knowledge of quantity surveying best practices.
  • Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills.


  • 5+ years of experience as a Lead Quantity Surveyor in a top tier regional / multinational engineering consultancy firm, specifically in a quantity surveying role.
  • Sound knowledge of local market rates.
  • Middle East experience is preferred.