Senior Quantity Surveyor
Bridge international
Nigeria, Yaba
6d ago


Job Title : Senior Quantity Surveyor, Construction

Who We Are

Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 100,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.

Bridge leverages in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education.

Globally, there is an education crisis. Around 263 million children and young people are not in school and the number of primary school aged children not in school is increasing.

Bridge is committed to helping tackle this through a data driven, evidence based approach that delivers strong schools and a great education for all.

The Bridge Approach

Education is in crisis in many countries around the world. It is estimated that 264 million children and young people are out of school, and 330 million children are in school but not learning.

In addition, an extra 69 million teachers are needed to achieve the 2030 UN education goals.

Many education systems are plagued with inadequate materials and poor management systems, all leading to chronic teacher absenteeism and a lack of learning.

Education reform is challenging but it is urgently required if we are to prevent another generation of children missing out.

So, we work in partnership with governments, NGOs and non-state actors to address the huge education imbalance between what is available and what is needed right now we work to bridge the gap.

We believe parents have the right to choose a school for their children and we enable families to enjoy seeing their children learn, improve and flourish at Bridge schools.

We locate our schools in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Families in our communities can be earning just $1.

90 per person a day; a level the World Bank notes is at extreme poverty. By putting learning at the centre of all we do, Bridge has become an extremely popular choice for underserved families and low-income communities.

With plans to enroll ten million students ten years from now, Bridge offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting and ambitious social enterprises, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies.

Construction / Quantity Surveying

Our Development group (real estate, legal, physical planning, construction) owns the life cycle of academy expansion, from identifying potential land deals in our communities through to constructing academies, sometimes several dozen at a time.

The construction teamis a key area of the business and is responsible for the construction, modification or repair of school buildings prior to the opening of all academies.

Above all else, we’re looking for ambition, organization, drive, intellect, problem solving, and respect for others.

About the Role :

The Senior Quantity Surveyor shall be responsible for all aspects of cost advice, planning and control including specifications control, cost computation, budgets & budget control, payment planning, payment process & control, budget forecasting & project cash projections and cost studies / surveys including cost comparatives, component / elemental cost analyses and real-

time cost performance analyses. You will report directly to the Construction Manager

What You Will Do :

  • Providing general cost planning and control advice for decision making.
  • Formulating and updating all necessary tools for data collection, process planning, monitoring and control, and analyses.
  • Prescribing and constantly reviewing specifications, work methods, processes and procedures with a view towards maximizing cost efficiency.
  • Carrying out cost computations, preparation of budget templates, budget reviews and updates.
  • Formulating, reviewing, monitoring and updating payment processes, procedures, controls and tools in consultation with the Finance Department.
  • Reviewing and approving payment documentation including site documents, relevant procurement and accounting documents
  • Determination and forecasting of construction costs including adjustment policy, planning and implementation.
  • Determining periodic workload-based construction funds requirements as required for financial decision-making.
  • Carrying out cost studies and surveys including cost comparatives, component / elemental cost analyses and real-time cost performance analyses.
  • Carrying out life-cycle cost projections, estimations and computations for decision making
  • What You Should Have

  • Relevant Professional registration
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in a busy and dynamic work environment
  • Handled multiple projects in multiple locations concurrently.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Nigerian construction market.
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying.
  • You’re also

    A detailed doer You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.

    You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a startup or social enterprise.

    A creative problem-solver Growing any enterprise from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often challenging, low-

    resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.

    Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.

    A customer advocate Our customers these families living on less than $2 a day per person never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).

    Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.

    A life-long learner You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.

    You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

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