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Survey Chief

Lagos, Lagos

Pernix Group is a leading construction company, offering diversified general contracting, design/build, construction management, preconstruction consulting, EPC, and O&M services to private clients and public agencies. We have provided construction services since 1995 and have established a strong reputation within the Government, Commercial & Industrial, and Power markets by executing complex projects on-time and within budget while adhering to strict quality control measures.

We are looking to hire a Survey Chief for our project in Lagos, Nigeria who will be centra
l to the decision-making process throughout the project, through preparation of cost plans for the project thus enabling the design team to arrive at practical designs for the projects and to stay within budget.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Prepare cost analysis based on the architectural drawings, engineering estimates, materials required and labour involved.

  • Prepare cost plans to enable design teams to produce practical designs for construction projects, which involve liaising with architects, engineers and subcontractors.

  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities

  • Evaluate tenders from contractors and subcontractors and, where appropriate, negotiate with the contractors

  • Control all stages of projects within predetermined budget and expenditure.

  • Monitor and keep track of project progress and are responsible for the measurement and valuation of variations in the  work during the contract, for agreement of interim payments and the final account.

  • Work as part of a team to ensure that the requirements of the client are delivered.

  • Carry out monthly valuations of work in progress, including forecasting of final costs.

  • Provide advice to project staff on commercial and contractual matters including reviewing and drafting of correspondence.

  • Communicate regularly with project staff and specialist subcontractors to ensure commercial controls are in place, understood and followed at all times.

  • Manage and produce accurate formal reports in accordance with business timetable.

  • Monitor all commercial information in relation to project including labour, material and sub-contractor cost forecasting thus ensuring budgets adhered to.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work.

  • Have good practical organization skills, planning of resources and program me scheduling.

  • Be able to provide both summarized and detailed reports, on current activities.

  • IT Literate able to use Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.

  • Ability to use Construction Costing Software.

  • Demonstrable experience in construction contracts.

  • Good command of written and spoken English.

Education and Formal Training

  • 4 years full-time or five-year part-time B.Sc. (QS) university degree

  • Minimum 5 years quantity surveying experience within the construction industry


  • Proven OBO experience and experience of working with international building Codes.

  • Experience in international construction standards is a must.

  • Applicants with embassy construction projects experience will have an added advantage.


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