Marco Pita

Quantity Surveyor

Sumary

I have 21 years experience as a Quantity Surveyor, Building Inspector and Cost Estimator jobs areas ( Agente tecnico de Arquitectura e Engenharia in Portugal- level 4) mainly working on Architectural projects within the Construction industry.

I am a dedicated and resourceful individual, who has the motivation to work hard and the dedication for success. This is my main target for my career progression through innovative construction and consulting companies in order to gain the appropriate tools and techniques from professionals. My experience includes, Cost Estimating; Tendering; Home design: procurement of sub-contractors, and agreeing final accounts while also assisting occasionally with the programming of new projects.

personal Objective

My personal objective is to became a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors, and to be involved in new projects which offer me new challenges, responsibilities and opportunities for future progression.

Skills

Skills
10
IT Skills

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Chief Architect, Vertex, Archimedes.

10
Communication and work


8
Leadership and initiative


work history

Work History
2014 - Present

Quantity Surveyor/Cost Estimator (United Kingdom)

Self Employed

Several works carried out in the area of private construction and renovation, work with Portuguese companies and architects based in London, when I build my self a price data base of work/jobs unitary prices.

Companies/Architects/Builders:

  • Lusa Solutions Ltd
  • Tony Pestana Ltd
  • Calm Construction Ltd
  • Urban Living Constructions Ltd
  • Mr Mark Monagle
  • Mr Noel Kennedy
  • Mss Jelena Tomic
2009 - 2014

Company Director (Portugal/Madeira)

MCP Construcoes Ltd

Several works carried out in the area of private construction and renovation

* Job responsibilities:

  • Estimating of costs,
  • Company management,
  • General contractor,
  • Ongoing Procurement of various trades for partnership  projects,
  • Cost control of works contractors and completing projects within budget,
  • Settlement of Final Accounts with Clients,
  • Sourcing sub-contractors and suppliers,
  • Negotiating with sub-contractors,
  • Day to day communication with Sites and sub-contractors,
  • Checking subcontractor invoices and certifying payments,,
  • Negotiating and appointing preferred sub-contractors,
  • Certification of subcontractor payments.
2006 - 2009

Site Inspector/Quantity Surveyor (Portugal/Madeira)

Independent Worker

Several works carried out in partnership with architects and engineers in the area of private construction and renovation.

* Job responsibilities:

  • Estimating of costs,
  • Ongoing Procurement of various trades for partnership  projects,
  • Identify, price and agree project variations,
  • Submit and agree progress claims,
  • Tender reporting and procurement of contractors,
  • Cost control of works contractors and completing projects within budget,
  • Regular interface with Architects regarding specification and design, value engineering and proposing alternatives where possible,
  • Sourcing contractors and suppliers,
  • Day to day communication with Sites and sub-contractors,
  • Checking subcontractor invoices and certifying payments,
  • Negotiating and appointing preferred sub-contractors,
  • Preparing cost comparisons for different methods of construction,
  • Quality & Cost checks on finished works,
2004 - 2006

Cost Estimator (Portugal/Madeira)

Ediarquipelago - Engenharia e Obras Publicas, Lda

I worked with Ediarquipelago - Engenharia e Obras Publicas, Lda as a cost estimator on various projects.

* Job responsibilities:

  • Estimated labour and material costs for assigned projects,
  • Coordinated with engineers, and project managers the manufacturing,
  • Vendors and subcontractors to compile a consolidated priced bill of materials,
  • Calculated cost factors to assist with planning,
  • Preparing bids and selecting vendors and to reduce costs,
  • Preparing public consortium Tenders.
2001 - 2002

Site Inspector/Cost Estimator (Portugal)

Soprocil - Sociedade de Projectos e Construções, S.A.

I worked with Soprocil - Sociedade de Projectos e Construções, S.A. as a Site Inspector/Senior Cost Estimator on the "Construction of the Infrastructures and Landscaping of Nova Aldeia da Luz- Portugal."

* Job responsibilities:

  • Produced cost models for cost estimating elements,
  • Advised management on issues related to costs,
  • Proposal coordinators,
  • Customer representatives,
  • Price auditors, vendors and subcontractors,
  • Calculated cost estimates of raw materials and subcontracted work and labour,
  • Prepared and maintained historical cost data.
1998 - 2001

Site Inspector/Quantity Surveyor ((Portugal)

FBO - Consultores, SA

I was working with FBO- Consultores S.A. as a Junior Site inspector/Quantity Surveyor, in the "Construction of marine infra-structures at the Marina of Portimão".

* Job responsibilities:

  • Site inspections and work progress in conformity with the technical projects and references, 
  • Submit and agree progress claims,
  • Identify, price and agree project variations,
  • Settlement of Final Accounts with Clients and Sub-contractors,
  • Sourcing contractors and suppliers,
  • Negotiating and appointing preferred sub-contractors,
  • Prepare contract in place for new sub-contractors,
  • Checking subcontractor invoices and certifying payments,
  • Collecting / recording event details from site to establish variations,
  • Reviewing manufacturing list, manufacturers and on site crews.
1995 - 1998

Cost Estimator (Portugal/Madeira)

PERICOFRAGENS -Portugal S.A.

I worked with PERICOFRAGENS S.A. as Cost Estimator in several works carried out in the area of  formwork and scaffolding systems.

* Job responsibilities:

  • Worked with project engineer to devise project specifications and accordingly prepared estimated cost sheet,
  • Made changes in the cost sheet according to the contingencies faced during execution of the projects,
  • Prepared final reports of the costs involved in the projects,
  • Performed all other tasks as assigned.

Education

Education
2000

Autacad formation

Qualicad Lda


1988 - 1991

Building Technician/Construction Management  - Level III

EBS Dr Angelo Augusto da Silva


1984 - 1988

Secondary School

ES Francisco Franco (Industrial School)