MINISTRY OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE
INSPECTORATE UNIT
POSITION DESCRIPTION --- SENIOR MANAGEMENT
 
 
POSITION TITLE:QUANTITY SURVEYOR
SALARY  GRADE:WSG -        
REPORTS TO:
PROJECT MANAGER
 
AGREED TO:
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APPROVED BY:
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DATE EFFECTIVE:…………………………………………………………
 
 
 
1.ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:
 
Responsible for reviewing all costing of activities for infrastructure works within the various agencies - aimed at developing and maintaining the public infrastructure of Guyana - ensuring that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame with the funding allocated; also for participating in tender formulation and implementation in relation to the identification, selection and management of all major civil works projects.
 
 
2.DIMENSIONS OF POSITION:
 
A.NATURE AND SCOPE:
 
The quantity surveyor manages all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.
 
Surveyors seek to minimize the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. Many of these are specified by statutory building regulations, which the surveyor needs to understand and adhere to.
The incumbent will be involved in all infrastructure projects from the start, preparing estimates and costs of the work.
 
When the project is in progress, quantity surveyors will keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.
The title of the job may also be referred to as a construction cost consultant or commercial manager.
 
 
 
 
 
 
B.PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES TO ATTAIN ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE: (These statements identify specific activities necessary to attain the overall objectives while not precluding the position holder from carrying out other related duties that may be inherent in the position)
 
PARTICIPATES with government, the Sea and River Defence Board and MPW&C officials as well as donor representatives in process designed to identify and define civil infrastructure projects - both construction and maintenance - with a view to establishing scope of work and funding over the short to medium term.
 
PLANS, develops and establishes policies, objectives and programmes for the Works Services Group in accordance with governmental directives.
 
CONFERS internally with senior staff in order to plan WSG objectives, to develop organizational policies, to coordinate functions and operations between Divisions and Departments, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.
 
REVIEWS planned work programmes in order to agree on time frames, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing objectives, staffing requirements and allotment of available resources.
 
REVIEWS and approves design and other specifications for public works projects for inclusion in tender documents; participates in the contract negotiation process and, if necessary, in dispute resolution between Contractors and Consultants.
 
REVIEWS periodic activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revises objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
 
DIRECTS and coordinates the formulation of financial programmes to ensure the provision of adequate funding for new and continuing operations.
 
PLANS and develops industrial, labour and public relations policies designed to improve the Group's image and relations with Contractors, Consultants, staff and the public.
 
REVIEWS and approves comprehensive human resource development plan for all staff members with a view to fostering a continuous learning climate and to improve overall productivity; ensures that right staff is recruited consistent with this goal.
 
EVALUATES performance of senior staff for compliance with established policies and objectives as well as on the basis of their specific contributions in attaining objectives.
 
ADVISES the Minister and Permanent Secretary on technical matters pertaining to public infrastructure projects.
 
 
C.PERSONNEL SUPERVISED BY THIS POSITION:
 
DIRECTLYINDIRECTLY
 
Technicians     Driver/Messenger
 
 
 
 
D.PRINCIPAL EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: (The incumbent relates to the following external agencies/ functionaries in pursuing accountability objectives)
 
International Donor Agencies - IDB, CDB, EU, IDA, etc.
Other Government Ministries/Agencies, such as Ministry of Finance, National Tender Board, Ministry of Communities, Regional Administrations, Municipalities, Drainage and Irrigation Board, etc.
Contractors and Consultants (local and foreign)
 
 
E.QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE:
 
 
Recognised Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantity Surveying or relevant discipline,
 
Plus Optional
 
Recognised post-graduate qualification of not less than one year duration in a management-related discipline such as Construction Engineering and Management, Industrial Engineering and Management, Engineering Management, Production Management, Business Administration, etc.,
 
Plus
 
At least five years' post-first degree qualification experience in costing, construction and management of civil engineering or related works, of which at least four must be at the level of a position of responsible quantity surveyor-in-charge, i.e. at an executive management decision-making level providing strategic leadership under the most challenging technical and human situations. Knowledge of computer applications in areas such as project management, human resource management and financial systems would be a definite asset. Must have knowledge of the procurement rules and guidelines of International Funding Agencies.
 
 
F.  LICENCE(S):Valid Driver's Licence - Car/Van