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Summary

Result driven, self-motivated & autonomous Quantity Surveyor looking to join a dynamic & growing company. I'm a fast learner and do what's necessary to complete tasks & objectives. I am also a process analyst who constantly look for ways to improve the way we do things to make it more efficient and have a systematic approach.

Experience

Sep 2015Present

Quantity Surveyor

Property Partners Ltd

Part of a residential team & being in charge of multiple projects doing bespoke architectural homes as well as residential sub-divisions offering design & build packages in well-sought out areas in Auckland.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Estimation & preparing schedule of quantities & detailed rated cost plan
  • Measuring & submitting variation estimates & preparations of variation orders
  • Project budget analysis & preparation of detailed financial report
  • Obtain sub-contractor rates
  • Analysis of sub-contractor and supplier submissions
  • Creating inventory in Partners Link using latest available market rates
  • Creating CSV files to upload market rates into Cost X for estimating & cost planning
  • Liaising with contractors, project managers to resolve any contractual issues and variations
  • Building, managing and maintaining supplier and contractor relationship
  • Contract documentation & Contract administration
  • Entering contractual allowances in system and undertaking adjustment for client sign off
  • Financial reporting of variations & PC sums
  • Post contract cost control and administration
  • Attending client meetings
  • Input into system design & procedures to further future growth & success
Feb 2013Sep 2015

Technical Sales / Intermediate Estimator

Nu Wall Aluminium Cladding

To contribute as a member of a team involved with sales/marketing, project management/support & administration duties for sales of Nu Wall Aluminium Cladding products throughout New Zealand. To provide full support for the purpose of winning business, meeting deadlines and solving problems for each individual project.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide Estimates & quotations required by specifiers, developers, builders & architects.
  • Provide technical information relating to the Nu-Wall products during the specification stage.
  • Provide information, practical assistance to parties involved with fabrication and installation both prior to commencement & during application.
  • Attend site meetings as appropriate throughout any projects
  • Maintain a high level of communication with all external parties involved in the project for the purpose of ensuring s satisfactory outcome and nurture ongoing relationships.
  • Liaise with suppliers and other company personnel for the purposes of ordering material and resources and scheduling production.
  • Deliver material personally on-site if required for a specific project
  • Provide assistance to the directors of the company in developing initiatives for marketing of the company's products as required
Feb 2012Feb 2013

Estimator/Project Management

CS Construction Ltd

Dealing with clients directly during tender stage estimating, evaluating costs as well as going on-site establishing risk management studies relevant for each project and finally developing health & Safety Schemes for each project. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Creating schedules of quantities using Excel Spread sheets to do estimates
  • Creating systems & procedures to establish company structures for faster production and efficiency for the overall business.
  • Creating Health & Safety schemes for each project
  • Maintaining supplier relationships
  • Installing different Nu-wall Exterior aluminium profiles for a wide range of projects from residential, commercial and industrial buildings
  • Creating business plans & actions to meet business objectives at its infancy
  •  Liaise with the different players on-site such as architects, builders & owners
  • come up with solutions and being in communication with Auckland council regarding weather tightness of product and any additional information they needed to be passed under NZBC & legislation. 
  • Creating and maintaining social media pages to raise product/service awareness.
  • Finding more work to keep the business going during the companies early stages
Feb 2011Feb 2012

Glazing Estimator

NZ Glass

Worked independently and as part of a quoting team carrying out estimates & measurements of construction works for companies and independent customers.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Being part of the tender process for different projects from initiation to completion.
  • Analyze current quoting system and creating a quicker & more efficient ways to send out quotes & increase sale.
  • Handling all administrative work working directly under the Senior Quantity Surveyor.
  • Finalizing producer statements for each individual projects.
  • Creating and maintaining social media pages to raise product/service awareness.
  • Dealing with clients, suppliers & other sub-contractors on-site for estimating queries and technical information.

Education

Mar 2016Nov 2018

Graduate Diploma in Technology - Quantity Surveying

Massey University of New Zealand

Skills in Estimating, tendering, contract administration and financial planning including final settlement statements and monthly claims both at a cost & production phase.

Understanding commercial & residential law such as NZS3910:2013 and international contracts such as JCT & FIDIC.

Jul 2006Nov 2009

Bachelor In Construction Management (BCONS)

Unitec Institute of Technology

Skills & knowledge to organize, manage, control building projects and ensuring projects are completed on time and on budget.

Using several 3D software programs to manage projects, forecast work flow and estimating when different stages of work is to be done as part of an overall schedule. 

Aug 2004Jun 2006

Diploma in Engineering

Nackademin Institute of Sweden

Dealing with building issues and effectively managing on-site costs, budgets, quality management systems, practical planning & scheduling & architectural studies.

Skills

CCC - Code of compliance

Managing the entire administrative process of filling in code of compliance applications and obtaining documents such as record of works & producer statements from individual sub-contractors for each phase of the project and submitting this to council for approval and any outstanding RFI required to finalize the project.

Competent user of Microsoft Office Packages

Excel, Word, PowerPoint, microsoft project, Cost X estimating 3D program and other visual programs

Excellent Oral & Written communication

Developing long-term relationships with clients, sub-contractors, main contractors & builders to establish trust and a competitive advantage.

Managing Multiple Projects

Experience working on projects from residential to commercial projects ranging from $500,000 – 5,000.000

Estimating & Attention to detail

Skilled at interpreting plans & providing estimates and schedules of quantities to administer individual project costs. Proficient use of different estimating tools such as concept pattern and expert using V6 estimating software program & online accounting programs such as Action Step and have a comprehensive knowledge and practical use of Microsoft Project for the project management side & scheduling.

Comprehensive Understanding of Building Regulations

NZS3910:2013, NZS 4202, NZS 4223 Glazing standards, NZS 3604 & BRANZ Weathertight design, good knowledge of international contracts such as JCT & FIDIC among other contracts used in New Zealand. 

Professional Memberships

RICS - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS

NZIQS - NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS