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Surveying Jobs.

Franklin Smith recruitment have a number of Surveying jobs available in Auckland’s booming construction industry.

One of the greatest skills shortages facing New Zealand is in the area of Surveying – a crucial element to any construction project. The increase in commercial developments in Auckland such as the proposed railway network, the fast track approval of CBD apartment blocks, and a variety of commercial real estate projects mean candidates coming through even with intermediate levels of experience can expect good pay and career growth.

If you’re looking for a change of environment or a step up into a new role, then talk to the team at Franklin Smith. We are experts in placing Surveyors in challenging and rewarding roles here in New Zealand, ensuring value for both the candidate and the employer.

Job Listings

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If you enjoy challenging and rewarding projects, then read on…

This mid-sized main contractor has been operating for almost 10 years with a focus on commercial, education and residential refurbishment projects.

There is an immediate need for an intermediate Quantity Surveyor to join this high-performing team. You will report to the senior Quantity Surveyor on this 2 year project.

The role will include but not be limited to:

  • Analysis of contract documents, budgets, estimates and subcontractor quotations
  • Reviewing contract terms and conditions
  • Negotiating favourable outcomes with clients, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Risk management and problem solving
  • Procurement of subcontractors
  • Compiling subcontract agreements
  • Assessing payment claims and variations
  • Measuring, estimating and valuing variation claims
  • Compiling and submission of variation claims
  • Monthly cost reporting and accurate cost forecasting
  • Managing relationships with clients and key project stakeholders
  • Working with the project team to ensure maximum profitability

To be successful with your application, you will need a minimum of 3 years experience in addition to a tertiary qualification. You will boast excellent attention to detail and have an ability.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 09 281 2862, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

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Grab this opportunity to work for this stable, national, tier 1 main contractor.

Benefits include:

  • Tier 1 projects up to and over $100million
  • Long term project pipeline
  • National company
  • Huge opportunity for growth and development
  • Unique culture where staff are genuinely valued
  • Tight knit, high performing management team
  • Vehicle, phone, laptop, kiwi-saver, medical insurance on top of salary

They have an immediate need for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on high profile, high value projects throughout Auckland. Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Contract administration
  • Tendering of sub-trades and materials
  • Measuring and take-offs
  • Procurement of subcontractor and supplier agreements
  • Cost control, budget monitoring and reporting
  • Progress claims variations and payments
  • Processing, negotiation and agreement of final accounts
  • Liaising with project manager, clients, architects and other key stakeholders

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 021839809, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

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With over 25 years industry experience, this privately owned, Auckland based Commercial Construction company are a true market leader. They pride themselves on a flat management structure, a ‘family feel’ and a team who are highly qualified and experienced.

Because of further growth expected over the coming months, they are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to come on board for this exciting period. With multiple projects in the $2-$40million range, this is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced QS who is looking to take the next step in their career.

The role will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring all projects are run efficiently and with maximum cost efficiency
  • Preparation of subcontractor and supplier agreements
  • Managing relationships between subcontractors
  • Verification of progress claims
  • Financial reporting
  • Overseeing and training of junior QSs

To be successful in your application you will need a diploma or degree in Quantity Surveying and a minimum of 5 years relevant New Zealand experience. Experience working on Commercial projects at some level is essential.

You will be a clear communicator with staff, management and clients. You will have an ability to remain calm and professional at all times and be able to demonstrate a genuine passion for the industry.

To discuss the above role in more detail or to enquire about other interesting job opportunities, please contact Tom Kilby on 09 281 2862, alternatively, please e-mail a copy of your CV and covering letter [email protected]

Quantity Surveyor

  More Info / Apply Now Auckland, New Zealand
Starting: May start • 70,000 - 100,000 per annum
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The brief-My client a residential housing specialist is looking to add a strong intermediate QS to their team to work on a variety of Housing projects from development, government and Iwi work and high-end Homes.

So why apply for this role? If you have 2 + years’ experience as a Quantity surveyor this is your next company period – The business is established, well financially backed with growth options and a variety of senior leaders to learn from and a scheme where promotion comes from performance – over achieve in this role and watch your career sky rocket.

The job itself – Reporting to the Director you will work alongside 2 over Quantity surveyors managing a variety of residential contracts ensuring correct budget and costing & of course ensuring a strong relationship with all trades and sub trades.

To be successful – This company look for qualities within – Attitude, hard work & ambition to grow if you want to be fully immersed in this business and want to absorb all the information available your tenure will be extremely successful.

So, if you want to be part of a business that pushes you and believes in you and has your best interest at heart send your CV today to [email protected] or call 021839379 – Your career growth starts today.

Thank you for reading.

Quantity Surveyor

  More Info / Apply Now Auckland, New Zealand
90,000 - 110,000 per annum
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The brief- Based in Auckland my client a residential construction company needs A Quantity surveyor.

So why apply for this role? If you are sitting at your desk, struggling to handle the lack of systems and process in place, look no further this company is highly established as a national franchise and has leaders at the top laying the blueprint for your growth plan now, stop struggling and apply today.

The job itself – Joining this national franchise you will report to the senior QS and be part of a team of 3 working across 3910 contracts and house and land packages. Your role will be at an intermediate level and will support the senior QS to start with before taking over full projects dealing with subtrades and housing New Zealand directly.

To be successful – As a QS I would expect you be diploma or degree Qualified, have experience working with smaller contracts, have shown ability to work under pressure, strong commercial ability dealing with contracts, variations and negotiations, combined with a mind set for long jeopardy and future relationships.

What do you get? In short you will join a business that has a high commercial acumen, with strong process and a clear mapped out route to progress, no uncertainty here, this will be the role that makes your career.

So, time to change – Send your CV to [email protected] or call 021839379 – This client is looking to interview this week – Take control today.

Thank you for reading.

Quantity Surveyor

  More Info / Apply Now Mangere, New Zealand
85,000 - 110,000 per annum
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The brief- Based in Auckland my client a family residential construction company needs a QS to assist in delivering a large Housing New Zealand contract.

So why apply for this role? If you are a Quantity Surveyor looking to break the shackles of corporate and showcase your high-level skills and leadership ability this is your role.

The job itself – Reporting to the director in the Auckland branch and overseen by the national manager you will responsible with maintaining the budget on over 40 (3910) contracts liaising with subbies, main contractors and Housing New Zealand.

To be successful – As a QS I would expect you to understand the 3910 and master builder contracts, with ability to work under pressure, be commercially savvy dealing with contracts, variations and negotiations, combined with a mind set for long jeopardy and future relationships.

What do you get? In short, you will be working in a driven company that works closely together and enjoys sharing success, no politics just solid growth and work to keep you busy for years to come

So, time to change – Send your CV to [email protected] or call 021839379 – This client is looking to interview this week – Take control today.

Thank you for reading.

110,000 - 130,000 per annum
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The Company – My Client a residential apartment developer is growing a construction main contractor team and need a Senior Quantity Surveyor

Who am I looking for? I am looking for a driven ambitious quantity surveyor who has achieved and succeed in main contractor delivering Apartments and now wants to extend their reach. I want someone passionate for growth who flourishes under pressure

The job itself – Working under the director and commercial manager your initial role will be managing budgets and costing on a 25+ million apartment. As this role progresses and you progress your scope will include the concept of sites and entire development process.

What is in this role for you? – This role in short is exciting, the strategy for this business is to develop and put a dent in the housing shortage. If successful your tenure at this business will involve progression to commercial manager, full scope training of development procress, further training and development from specialists in fund management and main contractor delivery, exposure to investors both locally and oversees and finally a culture that like to win together – When this team win they celebrate accordingly.

To be successful – I’m not going to sugarcoat this your role will encompass many challenges, there will be long hours, challenges to overcome. So you need to hungry, ambitious to grow, career driven and finally have a bigger picture mindset knowing that a job well done will affect your career profile and back pocket for the better.

So, if culture, upskilling, team unity and $ value interest you – send your CV to [email protected] and call 021839379. The client is looking to hire now, get in touch today.

Quantity Surveyor

  More Info / Apply Now Silverdale, New Zealand
Starting: ASAP • 90,000 - 110,000 per annum
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The brief- Based in Auckland my client a residential construction company needs A Quantity surveyor.

So why apply for this role? If you are sitting at your desk, struggling to handle the lack of systems and process in place, look no further this company is highly established as a national franchise and has leaders at the top laying the blueprint for your growth plan now, stop struggling and apply today.

The job itself – Joining this national franchise you will report to the senior QS and be part of a team of 3 working across 3910 contracts and house and land packages. Your role will be at an intermediate level and will support the senior QS to start with before taking over full projects dealing with subtrades and housing New Zealand directly.

To be successful – As a QS I would expect you be diploma or degree Qualified, have experience working with smaller contracts, have shown ability to work under pressure, strong commercial ability dealing with contracts, variations and negotiations, combined with a mind set for long jeopardy and future relationships.

What do you get? In short you will join a business that has a high commercial acumen, with strong process and a clear mapped out route to progress, no uncertainty here, this will be the role that makes your career.

So, time to change – Send your CV to [email protected] or call 021839379 – This client is looking to interview this week – Take control today.

Thank you for reading.

Quantity Surveyor

  More Info / Apply Now Mount Wellington, New Zealand
Starting: ASAP • 90,000 - 110,000 per annum
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The brief- Based in Auckland my client delivering volume Housing New Zealand projects has decided its time to expand are a looking for a Senior QS.

So why apply for this role? No glossy sales spiel, this role is suited for someone who can deliver, if you like the challenge of working to high volume workloads, in a small team and at the end of a hard day’s work celebrating wins with your colleagues, this role is for you.

The job itself – Working directly under the managing director you will be busy from day one working as a senior QS on 3910 contracts. This company is looking to deliver over 200 houses this year so efficient process and strong relationships is key.

To be successful – As a senior QS you know what I am looking for, work cannot be completed without the subtrades so efficient management of sub trades and clear communication with council and main contractors is vital. Finally, it goes without saying your pre-takeoff and project close off needs to be pin point accurate.

What do you get? Simple, you get to deliver and assist in the growth of this company. Houses needs to be built and this company has the relationships and capital to make a dent in the market, I’m not saying it will be easy, but it will be rewarding,

So, time to change – Send your CV to [email protected] or call 021839379 – This client is looking to interview this week – Take control today.

Thank you for reading.

100,000 - 110,000 per annum
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Currently on the hunt for a Senior Land Surveyor to join a high performing and dynamic earthworks contractor to work on some of the most significant earthworks projects the Auckland region has to offer.

This is an awesome opportunity to work for an industry renowned contractor, a company with experience spanning 30 years with high staff retention and great opportunity for career progression.

The right candidate should have significant experience in New Zealand working on large civil projects, should be able to work without sponsorship and should have a bachelor’s degree in surveying or equivalent.

Day to day tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • All aspects of surveying including using GPS, Total Station and other surveying instruments/ equipment.
  • Producing plans including topographical, cut / fill, as-builts and plans to support claims / variations.
  • Assisting site personal with general site needs, including set outs, heights and survey control.
  • Assisting quantity surveyors / estimators / management with estimating, variations and payment claims.
  • Ensuring survey equipment is maintained, calibrated and kept in good working order.

The right candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in surveying or an equal qualification.
  • Roughly 5 to 10 years Surveying experience in New Zealand.
  • Strong knowledge of either AutoCAD, 12D or Civil3D
  • Currently hold a valid NZ work visa.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work on own accord or as part of a team.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, between $100-110k p.a + vehicle, dependent on your experience and expertise.

If you would like to find out more about this job, speak to Johnny O’Rourke, Franklin Smith Civil Construction specialist on +6421839812 or alternatively send an updated cv to[email protected]

Senior Land Surveyor

  More Info / Apply Now East Tamaki, New Zealand
90,000 - 100,000 per annum
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Our client is a stable tier 1 contractor specialising in bulk earthworks/ land development, they have been operating for over 20 years and are currently involved in some of largest and most significant infrastructure projects in New Zealand.

They have the immediate need for an experienced Land Surveyor to join their team to work on projects in the Auckland region, the right candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package between 90-100k + vehicle, depending on candidate experience.

Candidate experience should include:

  • 5+ years’ working as a Land Surveyor in civil construction projects (Sub divisions, bulk earthworks, roading) in New Zealand
  • Ability to interpret 12D drawings + survey plans
  • Preparing set-out data for field work
  • Subdivisions set-out
  • Earthworks and associated reporting
  • Drawing as-builts
  • Volume reports for earthworks and other constructions materials
  • Topographical surveys
  • Use of software such as autocad, civil cad, 12d

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant Surveyor Qualification
  • Proven performance as a Civil Surveyor
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand without employer sponsorship

This is an opportunity to become embedded among a team of experts within an industry-leading organisation, with a fantastic work culture and a proven track record of success alongside an exciting pipe line of upcoming projects that will help advance your experience and career.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, between $90-100k + package, dependent on your experience and expertise.

If you would like to find out more about this job, speak to Johnny O’Rourke, Franklin Smith Civil Construction specialist on +6421839812 or alternatively send an updated cv to [email protected]