KEO International Consultants

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Location(s) Bahrain-Bahrain
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/8/2024 6:14 AM)
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Cost/Commercial/Quantity Surveying


KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments.


For over 60 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.


As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is recognized by ENR as one of the Top 225 International Design Firms and one of the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms. We are also ranked by World Architecture as the 57th largest global architecture firm and the #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2023 WA100 Survey.


We invite you to join us. Why?


When you join KEO, you’ll discover more than just a job – you’ll find a supportive environment that fosters your professional development through internal global mobility and career development and does so within a culture that supports company-wide health and well-being through on-demand counselling services and regular workplace clinics. You will be invited to celebrate community events such as sports days, fun-runs, in-house sports teams and beach clean ups. In addition to your competitive package and benefits you will have access to a suite of policies that include hybrid working arrangements, individual athletic sponsorship, study assistance sponsorship, employee referral rewards, mentoring and coaching programs and extensive in-house on demand learning courses. 


Our newest opportunity is for a Senior Chartered Quantity Surveyor to join our allied practice C-Quest to be based in Bahrain. The Senior Quantity Surveyor will represent the firm in its dealings with relevant parties, from pre- contract award throughout the entire course of the construction activities for medium to large-sized projects. 


We envisage success in this role to include;


  • Preparation and presentation of Pre-Contract Cost Plans and Pre-Tender Estimates.
  • Attend project meetings and represent C-Quest.
  • Maintains communication with the contractor and client’s site representatives on all project related issues.
  • Ensures the terms of the contract are followed and manages supplemental agreements.
  • Managing projects with reach back support and being the commercial point of contact on a project and be experienced in presenting to the client, design team or any other relevant stakeholders.
  • Implements cost controls and financial control procedures as outlined in the construction contracts.
  • Assesses and reports upon client’s variations to the construction works and claims for changes from the contractors.
  • Identifies performance issues that need to be brought to the attention of the commercial manager.
  • Administers contractual procedures to ensure compliance by relevant parties.
  • Reviews, negotiates, and draws up settlements of client’s variations and contractor’s claims for changes.
  • Measurement of site works from drawings and from site, including AutoCAD measurement techniques.
  • Prepares progress valuations in respect of interim monthly and final payments to contractors.
  • Assesses, measures, advises, and recommends on cost impact of design changes.
  • Assists in the reviews, assessments and reports upon contractor’s claims including review of time extensions, delays, and penalties.
  • Prepares Change/Variation Orders and reports upon cost impacts of such orders on the construction budget.
  • Prepares draft contractual correspondence and certificates for issue to the client and contractor.
  • Prepares project cost and cash flow reports.
  • Participates in cost and contractual review meetings.
  • Provides input to consolidated Monthly Report submitted to the client.
  • Provides general commercial/contractual support to the project teams.
  • Will be expected to manage measurement resources and lead a team of measurement staff.
  • May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to co-workers.
  • May perform other duties as required.


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, you will be Chartered, and we envisage that you will bring a minimum of 15 years' GCC experience from a similar role partnered with a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying.


  • Ability to implement commercial/contractual matters within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to evaluate project variations and changes, prepare project reports, evaluate information for adjustments to project budget as necessary to assure a successful project for the Client and the firm.
  • Ability to measure works on site and from drawings including competence with electronic measurement systems.
  • Ability to comprehend, evaluate, and interpret complex documents and solve problems involving several options in situations.
  • Strong organisational, analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret contract conditions and to understand, identify and assess project risks.
  • Knowledge of Standard Method of Measurement of construction works.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial terms and concepts.
  • Ability to calculate intermediate figures. Conducts advanced financial analysis.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project and Revit.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • MRICS 

KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work. 

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially. 




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