Hartley People

Quantity Surveyor – Nationwide (Remote)

Hartley People Recruitment is working with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board on a Quantity Surveyor position through their Pathfinder Programme. This is a national programme with a vision to reduce energy use and CO2 emission by 50%. The programme is administered by the Planning and Building Unit in the Department of Education and the SEAI

This position will play a key role in the Project Delivery Unit as a Quantity Surveyor. The Project Delivery Unit is responsible for the design and development of the School Energy Retrofit Pathfinder Programme including scaling to a national programme. for delivery from 2023 including practical implementation of energy efficiency and decarbonisation strategies.

A range of services will be delivered, encompassing, project delivery, and technology-specific delivery and administration.

Key Functions of the Role of Quantity Surveyor

The key responsibilities of the Quantity Surveyor will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, comprising professional and administrative personnel, to deliver the programmes objectives.
  • Advising on matters relating to procurement and cost control.
  • Providing general cost, value and contract advice.
  • Checking of project appraisals at inception, participating in value engineering and determining budget costs.
  • Examining and advising on cost and value aspects of design proposals for projects during design stages.
  • Monitoring and advising on cost control during all stages of procurement.
  • Examining tender reports and cost analyses.
  • Examining and reporting on building works final accounts.
  • Provision of advice in relation to Alternative Dispute Mechanisms as recognised under public works contracts.
  • Advising on procurement options for services and for capital works in accordance with Public Procurement procedures and EU Directives.
  • Analysing and processing data towards the production of cost norms.
  • Developing procedures, guidance documents and technical information sheets on various aspects of building procurement, including innovations in procurement.
  • Input into the Client design stakeholder engagement process and the development of projects, through the design review process
  • Provide Professional & Technical advice as required in relation to briefings, Parliamentary Question answers, etc., on an ongoing basis.
  • Input into best practice case studies, technical evaluation tools, and interactive resources.
  • Input into strategies that promote innovation and energy efficiency and decarbonisation in the delivery of educational infrastructure.
  • Input and implement, where appropriate, into new processes and systems to monitor, manage and assure the highest level of quality service delivery.
  • Assist in the development of mechanisms for evaluating and prioritising projects.
  • Visit and inspect sites and schools if required to evaluate progress, quality of works and completed projects including post occupancy evaluation.
  • In conjunction with other professional disciplines prepare project briefs.
  • To assist with inputting into developing and standardising best office management standards, tools, templates and procedures within the Delivery Unit including ICT protocols and updating and manage and maintain any databases / GIS systems to deliver and capture and monitor the learnings from the pathfinder programmes offered by the Project Delivery Unit.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with project schools and stakeholders and with consultants delivering services on behalf of the programme.
  • Participate in strategic and programme development.
  • Develop (with specialist input from others as required) and maintain a suite of Technical Best Practice guidance materials, supporting the enhancement of information and tools available through website, digital and other networking tools.
  • Input into the development of best practice case studies, technical evaluation tools, and interactive resources.
  • Provide support to the programmes delivered from the Project Delivery Unit.
  • The functions and responsibilities assigned to this role are based on the current requirements stated above and may be changed from time to time. The candidate appointed to this role requires flexibility to fulfil other responsibilities across the Delivery Unit.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.


Eligibility/Essential Requirements for the Post Candidates must have on or before 30 June 2021 or interview date:

  • Hold a recognised University level 8 degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent qualification, and
  • Have had, since qualifying (i.e. obtaining level 8 degree or equivalent), at least three years’ satisfactory practical quantity surveying experience in a technical position working on significant projects, and
  • Be Included on the Register of Quantity Surveyors established in accordance with Part 4 of the Building Control Act 2007 as administered by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, and
  • Have gained Chartered Membership of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • The successful candidate must retain registration and comply with any conditions in relation to continued professional development as set by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.


For immediate consideration please email your CV to Conor at Conor@hartleypeople.com in response to this job posting.

We are currently seeking Senior & Junior Building Service Engineers, Architects, and Quantity Surveyors. All of these roles will be fully remote with site visits as required. In addition to this, we are also working to place an onsite Project Manager position based in Ennis, Co. Clare.

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