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Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£44,733 - £51,121 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location:  Marischal College

Duration:  Permanent, Full Time

The successful candidate will be expected to provide a wide range of quantity surveying, project management and financial reporting  services on a variety housing investment projects and programmes.  

The successful candidate will be expected to work in a collaborative manner with a variety of Council colleagues, contractors and members of the public.  Applicants are invited to demonstrate their suitability against these expectations.


Minimum Requirements:

Degree or equivalent in appropriate technical discipline

Full membership of the RICS

Able to demonstrate an excellent all-round knowledge of all aspects of quantity surveying duties

Full working knowledge of the duties required by all of the professional disciplines of all members of the design team


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Skills & Experience in:

Supervisory experience and ability to deputise for the Senior Quantity Surveyor

Working within a multi professional design team environment

Managing, co-ordinating and supervising quantity surveying staff

Contractor management

Consultant management

Using oral and written methods effectively for the communication of information to professionals, elected members and the public

Identifying, organising and using resources effectively to complete tasks

Thinking independently and using innovation to solve problems;

Undertaking effective contractual negotiations with confidence

Management of quality processes

Coaching and supporting others

Working on own initiative and as part of a team

Competently using computer systems and programmes

An Understanding of:

Various methods of contract procurement and related procedures

Most forms of building contracts

Producing estimates and checking valuations

Works and services procurement

Project Management and Governance

Computerised billing systems

Commitment to:

Taking an active role in Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Health and Safety

Data Protection Essentials (on-line training module)

For your Eyes Only (on-line training module)

A programme of Continuous Professional Development to maintain Chartered Surveyor qualified status

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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