Irwin M&E

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Building Quantity Surveyor (Ref BQS0224)

Position: Building Quantity Surveyor (Measured Term Contracts)
Department: Building Division
Reporting to: Construction Operations Manager
Status of post: Full-Time Permanent
Salary: Remuneration Package will be competitive and in line with experience
Location: NI Based (Framework Contracts)

Irwin M&E is driven by values based on loyalty, safety, innovation and success


The role of the Building Quantity Surveyor will be pivotal to Irwin M&E’s ongoing growth and success. It is an opportunity to forge a long-term career path within a company that is loyal and rewarding to their employees. You will work on our long-term Health and Government contracts that we have been recently awarded. You will be responsible for the management of Final Accounts and also tender bids for small or mini tenders, from receipt of documents and paperwork through to final submission of both MTC Final Accounts and fixed tenders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As the Building Quantity Surveyor, you will be expected to promote best practice. The main duties and responsibilities include:

Fixed Price Tenders

  • Evaluate bid requirements from tender documentation, drawings and specifications
  • Produce tender bids that are accurate, competitive and compliant
  • Identify and effectively assess any risks within the tender bid
  • Prepare estimate summary reports
  • Negotiate the optimum prices from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Work within given timescales
  • Participate in handover of successful bids to the contracts team

 Measured Term Contracts (MTC)

  • Completion of site surveys and provide full site measure of proposed / completed works
  • Preparation of pre-measured budget costs and measurement for Final Account using Qudos & Barcellos software
  • Survey and Preparation of Quotations using MTC rates
  • Preparation and submission of Interim Valuations
  • Preparation and submission of Final Account (measurement, certs, quotes, invoices, dayworks, photos etc)
  • Support Contracts Manager in the development and delivery of a variety of contracts on time and within budget in order to maximise profit potential
  • Liaising, negotiating and relationship building with clients and consultants
  • Provide financial management of contracts preparing necessary interim claims to assist with cash flow management within the business
  • Prepare and present monthly cost evaluation reports e.g., Cost Variance reports
  • Monitor accounts submitted to client and action as appropriate to resolve issues

Person Specification

Behaviours Expected

  • Self-starter
  • Positive in all dealings with the directors, management team and staff
  • Demonstrate sound technical awareness
  • Organised and structured in planning their approach to their own personal work assignments and that of the other members of their team
  • Detailed care and attention to every detail of a project
  • Understanding our clients’ needs and building lasting relationships from this understanding
  • Strong attention to detail for quality and H&S processes
  • Innovative and forward-thinking approach to each project
  • Courtesy and respect for each team member



  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Building QS Role
  • Articulate with excellent communication skills
  • Strong IT ability, experience working with Excel
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to manage your own workload
  • UK Driving license

The Company Offers

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Working alongside experts in their field
  • Health cash plan including compensation for dentistry and optical well being
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Additional holiday increase with length of service
  • Team building and activity days
  • Monthly employee value-based recognition award – monetary gift
  • Health, wellbeing and social calendar of events
  • Long service awards

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Irwin M&E’s continual growth. If you are ready to take your career to the next level and feel you have the ability to meet our criteria, then please send your CV to

We are a Responsible Body for AccessNI. A disclosure check will be undertaken; however, a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining this role. Our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 29th February 2024 at 4pm.


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