Graduate Quantity Surveyor (Site Based)

Discipline: Construction & Operations
Job type: Graduate
Job ref: 003203
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 25 Feb 2024 11:59
Startdate: September

Graduate Quantity Surveyor (Site Based)

The Cairn purpose is to build sustainable communities where people can thrive. At Cairn, it is not what we build, it is why we build. It is about putting down a marker that will stand for generations to come. Creating new communities of connection and belonging for an Ireland where people can thrive. Reshaping, redefining, reinvigorating our place in the world. Building for people, progress, and potential. Because when Cairn build, it’s Built For Good.

This is an 18 month fixed term graduate position.

Our multiple projects scheduled to commence in the Greater Dublin area will offer ambitious team members the opportunity to assume new challenges and increase their scope of responsibilities.  Join our growing team and progress your career with Cairn Homes.

Key responsibilities:

Typically our Graduate Quantity Surveyors will be expected to undertake and assist with the following duties.

  • Assisting the Senior QS to manage subcontract packages and overseeing payments to subcontractors, suppliers and consultants along with normal QS duties
  • Getting exposure of RC frame / apartment and residential building / commercial projects
  • Assisting the Senior QS to assist with the preparation of monthly internal valuations and monthly cost reports
  • Reporting on budgets and variations.
  • Maintaining subcontractor and supplier contractual details

Tasks will be allocated to reflect increasing levels of development and experience.

The candidate:

  • 3rd Level Degree in Quantity Surveying
  • Relevant work experience desirable
  • An ability to achieve demanding time and quality targets.
  • Good IT skills with familiarity of Cubit, Cost-ex or equivalent, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A willingness to attend training and to develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills.
  • To have strong analytical skills and ability to present findings
  • To have good spoken and written communication skills
  • To be methodical, pay attention to detail and be accurate
  • To be good at working with people at all levels and willing to work in a team.
  • To be self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • To be able to co-ordinate a number of different projects at the same time.
  • To be willing to accept responsibility for completing designated tasks.

Working with Cairn Homes

At Cairn, we believe it is essential that our employees feel valued and appreciated. We therefore offer above industry average remuneration packages with a comprehensive benefits portfolio that’s ready to support you for whatever life brings.

We are delighted to offer a suite of benefits in Cairn which include

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • Pension scheme with matching contributions
  • Full health insurance with Irish Life health
  • Annual salary review
  • Continuous Professional development (CPD) programme & funding
  • Paid maternity & paternity leave
  • Free Cairn annual leave days
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme with VHI
  • Tax saver - travel and bike to work
  • Culture Committee
  • Talent Development Programmes
  • Approved Profit Sharing Scheme (APSS)
  • Company vehicle (role dependent)