Project Controls Lead / Quantity Surveyor


Great opportunity for an experienced quantity surveyor to join our Project Controls Team in Cork

Project Controls & Procurement
Years of Experience Req.:
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Employment Type:
Permanent full-time
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DPS delivers Full Service Engineering with a ‘client first’ mentality and personal touch across a range of market sectors: Project and Programme Management, Procurement, Design, Construction Management, Environmental Health & Safety Management, Commissioning, Qualification Start-up and Technical Staff Support.


We have one goal: to deliver more than you expect first time, every time. We’ve been serving industry around the world for 46 years, relied on for our agility, original thinking, sound judgement and high-calibre people. What sets us apart is the rapport we build with our clients and the care we take to gain a fundamental understanding of our clients business and how they operate.


Background to role


Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, the Project Controls Lead will lead a Project Controls Team at DPS Cork. He/she will carry out all cost control functions as a lead on various projects during the design, procurement, construction and C&Q phases.


The Project Control Lead will continuously monitor variances from the cost and schedule baseline and will take effective corrective action to achieve minimum cost and time overruns. He/she will ensure that procedures are applied to monitor expenditures and performance against the progress of a project. All changes to the cost and schedule baseline need to be recorded and the expected final outcomes are continuously forecasted. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of their teams’ deliverables within an agreed schedule, within an agreed set of hours and to an acceptable quality.




 Assist in establishing the contract price budget and submit monthly cost reports

 Provide all necessary information requested to manage projects in relation to the cost and estimate

 Establish rules and methodology according with the client requirements on cost reporting and forecasting

 Effectively support the finalisation of estimates into the contract price budget

 Manage key communications with key stakeholders across the duration of projects and take the lead on strategic cost control efforts within a project acting as the cost control SME when required

 Lead Cost Control efficiency initiatives within the department and on client project

 Although the role is primarily office-based some site-based work will be required. Occasional in-country and overseas travel may also be necessary for short periods

Additional tasks as requested by Operations Director Cork


Experience Required


Candidates should have a third level qualification in the relevant discipline and typically 10+ years’ procurement / cost controls experience

Experience working in a multi-disciplinary design office or equivalent client engineering team

Experience managing a team of personnel in a similar environment

Knowledge of auditing, budgeting, estimating, and forecasting

Knowledge of lean working practices

Ability to work in a in fast-paced working environment and meet deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, organisational, multitasking and communication skills

Strong presentation skills

 Self-starter capable of working on own with minimal supervision and capable of supervising direct reports

Strong attention to detail and reporting skills

Computer literate

 Ideally a member of the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland or an equivalent body.

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