Quantity Surveyor Grade II


Category: Construction / Engineering
Job Type: Full Time

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The Irish Prison Service is responsible for the provision of safe, secure and humane custody for those people committed to prison by the Courts.

The Quantity Surveyor is a senior grade within the Civil Service, critical in terms of ensuring quality service delivery to the public. The Civil Service Renewal Plan outlines a vision for the Civil Service, including practical changes that will create a more unified, professional, responsive, open and accountable Civil Service, providing a world-class service to the State and to the people of Ireland.

As part of IPS management team, in a key leadership role, reporting to the to the Head of Estates, the Quantity Surveyor has overall responsibility for the commercial management, cost monitoring and reporting (sometimes with the assistance of and input from the design team, other consultants and contractors) pertaining to the delivery of a variety of different, sometimes complex, projects, often where time is of the essence and/or security considerations are of paramount importance.

This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a talented construction professional to manage the commercial delivery of these projects from inception, through each stage of their development, procurement and construction to the final delivery and handover and even beyond in terms of whole life costings. The role is, therefore, a diverse one and includes providing commercial  strategic advice and interacting with management at very senior levels across the prison service, as well as liaising with numerous stakeholders (internal, statutory, design team and others), as part of the implementation of the IPS prison infrastructure development strategy.

This newly established position will enable a motivated individual to play a pivotal role deploying commercial management skills and cost management methodologies to drive efficiency and where applicable, initiate corporate and/or organisational change, to ensure the IPS’s project cost and commercial objectives are met.

To view the Information Booklet and for application details please visit www.irishprisons.ie

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