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Job Ref:  138746BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Ghana
City:  Accra
30/09/2016 11:50

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
The Quantity Surveyor would be carrying out the normal duties and functions which occur within a professional Quantity Surveying office.

The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for:
  • Preparing estimates of construction costs;
  • Measurement of building quantities for bill preparation and final accounts;
  • Drafting Bills of Quantities;
  • Site visits and site measurement;
  • Participating in progress meetings;
  • Preparing valuations for issue of interim payment certificates;
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and conclude variations
  • Preparing and concluding final accounts;
  • Participating in tender evaluations including comparison of bids
  • General quantity surveying best practice responsibilities
  • May be required to assist with other responsibilities, deemed necessary by AECOM

Specific skills required
  • Knowledge of the programme development cycle (engineering, procurement and construction) and understanding of construction sequencing;
  • Strong technical, procedure and report writing skills;
  • Ability to collate information accurately;
  • Communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Time management and prioritization skills.
Person Specification (Personality Attributes)
  • Attention to detail with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Empathy towards staff and colleagues;
  • Staff training skills;
  • Ability to manage a small staff.
Additional Comments
  • Eligibility to work in Ghana due to nationality.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Quantity Surveying;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience on large (>USD 50 million) construction projects;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the employ of an QS or engineering consulting firm;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working for an international construction contractor or consulting firm.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree of Science in Quantity Surveying
  • Professional Membership

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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