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Senior Quantity Surveyor | AFGRE | Dubai, UAE

Date: 13-Sep-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: [[83352]] 

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.


Job Title:                           Senior Quantity Surveyor

Reports to:                       Senior Commercial Manager / General Manager – Commercial

Department:                    Commercial Management Services

Location:                           Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE



Provision of cost management, estimating, measurement and variation evaluation, selection and appointment of Consultants & Contractors, processing payments and administration of Agreements and Contracts within approved financial limits.




  • Analyse design, Prepare cost estimates and different stages of design, eg: Pre Concept, Concept, etc.
  • Prepare Bill of Quantities.
  • Supporting, as directed, line manager in provision of Quantity Surveying / Commercial Management Services for a portfolio of works or single large project.
  • Advising AFGRE team and clients on procurement of projects and consultancy services to meet time, quality and cost requirements of the development plan.
  • Providing commercial advice to AFGRE team and clients to ensure in all respects that risk is minimized, best value is achieved and to maximize the return in investment on projects developed.
  • Assisting in the preparation of project development feasibility studies and presentations prepared by the AFGRE team including collation and interpretation of cost data and benchmarking.
  • Report on project costs, budgets and risks/opportunities.
  • Providing pre and post contract Quantity Surveying Services for the portfolio or projects including, without limitation, cost estimating, monthly accounts, review of cost and budget forecasts, value engineering, quantum analysis of claims and variation submissions, and final account settlement.
  • Monitoring and ensuring project insurance policies are maintained in relation to project construction works (Professional Indemnity, Contractors All Risk, Third Party, Other contract insurance requirements).
  • Perform prequalification of Contractors and Consultants.
  • Prepare Requests for proposal and negotiating agreements for contractors and consultants.
  • Preparing tender evaluation reports and advising on selection of tenderers.
  • Post Contract administration services for Consultancy and Contractor agreements.
  • Prepare payment certificates for Consultants, Contractor, Suppliers.


  • Attend project meetings and monitor progress of assigned projects to capture QS and commercial issues.
  • Ensure awareness of the Project Management Team of all pertinent QS and commercial issues by constant communication and coordination with the Project Team.


  • Use standard form contracts, in review with Group legal, in production of consultant and contractor agreements, agreements of purchase, etc.
  • Comply with and using AFGRE forms and processes to ensure internal approvals are obtained in accordance with group policies and the Delegation of Authority.


  • Provide the complete service interface between customers and Commercial & Procurement department and the contractors / suppliers by ensuring service requirements are met in accordance with budget and programme.



Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Candidates will hold a bachelor degree in Construction Economics or Quantity Surveying (or equivalent) and have experience working on major projects preferably working on behalf of the client, contractor or a Professional Quantity Surveying practice.
  • Knowledge of construction process, procedures, preparing cost estimates, analysing design, managing construction cost and administering contracts gained through formal training or work experience.
  • Professional qualification (MRICS, MCIOB) a preference but not a necessity.


Minimum Experience:

  • 7 to 10 years’ experience in Infrastructure, Retail, Residential, Commercial, High Rise, Hospitality construction experience is essential.


Job-Specific Skills:

  • Majority of the experience must be in Quantity Surveying/ Commercial Management.
  • Must have knowledge of FIDIC or other forms of Construction contracts.
  • Involvement in all commercial aspects for large scale projects from inception to completion.
  • Excellent communication skills - fluency in English is a must.
  • UAE experience is a must.
  • Proficient in MS Office suites including MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Autocad software.
  • Knowledge of proprietary measurement software an advantage but not a necessity.
  • Knowledge and use of BIM (eg: Revit) an advantage.


Behavioural Competencies:

  • Teamwork                                                                                 Communication & negotiation skills
  • Professional Knowledge                                                          Encourage subordinates
  • Training and coaching                                                              Personal Leadership


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