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Our Vacancy

Quantity Surveyor / Cost Estimator

  • Fixed-Term Contract /
  • Al Khobar
  • 26/05/24
  • On site

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century, and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,000 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.

In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.

Job Description

  • Prepare and develop the bill of quantities/Material Take-off, pay item descriptions, cost estimate in accordance with the Company and Client requirements.
  • Ensure sound quality of cost estimates adhering to the company Cost Estimating review procedures at varying project phases. At a minimum, all developed cost estimates must be reviewed by the Lead Estimator or designee.
  • Preparing documents for Tender/Bid documents/Request for Proposal (RFP), variation orders/change orders/design change notice (DCN’s), Quantity and Materials take-off (QTO/MTO) – Infrastructures and Buildings, Cost Estimates, Unit Rate Analysis, Man-hours and Materials Specifications.


  • Managing costs on a wide variety of new building projects and structures, such as residential developments, sports stadiums, roads and infrastructures, schools, hospitals, offices, and factories.
  • Coordination with Engineering discipline head and design engineer for identification of scope of works, bill of quantities, material take-off and pay Item description.
  • Prepares and consolidate material take-off (MTO) in all disciplines, Cost Estimate and Detailed Cost Estimate.
  • Prepares the Design change notice (DCN) and addendums.
  • Prepare and develop the Basis of Estimate as per the industry standard.
  • Prepares the detailed bill of quantities, conceptual and preparing early stages budgets, detailed cost plans and contract documents.
  • Monitor, review and finalize the development of MTO in accordance with the latest Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Master Format or Client standard(s) as per each stage final drawings.
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase order, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hours figures.
  • Prepare many discipline estimates by calculating complete take-off of scope of work.
  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to particular bid/project as assigned.
  • Cost Breakdown for all civil, structural, or architectural systems and budget preparations.
  • Attend and participate in various Client/Royal Commission Value Engineering workshops.
  • Coordinate with supplier to request quotation, delivery schedules and compliance.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimates figures and provide assistance to senior level estimator to incorporate into cost database.
  • Full understanding of indirect costs and application of these cost to the cost estimate.
  • Ability to perform escalation calculations and application of these cost to the cost estimate.
  • Interface with Owner and other stakeholder to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned – may include estimating extra works items, change orders, credits, procuring materials, etc.
  • May review design options and recommend best solution based on constructability, cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Able to work well within a team-based environment.


  • Submit and deliver the cost estimate, BOQ/MTO, and Pay item description (PID) as per the project schedule.
  • Minimal Client comments received on every stage submittal.
  • Properly observed and implement the required skills and knowledge of cost estimating processes.
  • Properly maintain the files of working documents as back-up for estimates figures and for future use.


My profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Civil, Mechanical), Quantity Surveying

Years of Experience/ Sector

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in cost of estimating, quantification and costing, engineering, or equivalent working experience.
  • Knowledge of quantity survey on construction practices, international codes, standards, procedure, and specifications.

Job-Specific Skills: 

Working knowledge of BIM Applications AutoCAD and estimating software.

Working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software applications Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.

Must have good computer and software skills, and the knowledge and ability to use these tools. These skills areas include the use of:

  • General off-the-self software (non-estimating)
  • Company proprietary software
  • Estimating software (quantity takeoff, BIM, estimating, etc.)

Generic Skills: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Principles and Practices of Contract Management, Budget Preparation, and Administration, Cost Planning, Tendering, Strong Analytical, and Problem-Solving Skills, Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of quantity survey on construction practices, international codes, standards, procedure, and specifications.
  • Experience with preparing clear and concise reports and documents that meet customer specific needs.
  • Ability to plan, track, and prioritize activities.
  • Ability to work under time pressures and resource constraints.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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