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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Picton, Blenheim, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
  • Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
  • Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Full Time - Permanent

The Downer Transport Services business is a market leader, shaping and influencing the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Incorporating more than 2,500 employees, this business covers a diverse range of services including operations and maintenance of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure, material production and manufacturing, technical services, leading research and development facilities and a large asset base including fixed and mobile assets, with revenues exceeding $800m annually.

As the Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will work closely with the project team to ensure all surveying for the project is prepared and completed to specifications. If you want your workload to be diverse, then this is for you!  The role will offer the successful applicant a good mix between field and office.   

You will need to be commercially focused and have experience in SQS/financial management of infrastructure projects, preferably within civil engineering contracting organisations. High levels of attention to detail, an ability to understand contracts and their intricacies, along with a commitment to high levels of client service are essential for this role.

This role is available right throughout New Zealand, with the opportunity to work on projects Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, New Plymouth, Northland, Queenstown and Whanganui. 

About you:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a similar role, with a strong focus on commercial construction and/or social infrastructure projects
  • Experience in the procurement and management of multi-disciplinary sub-contractors
  • High level of computer literacy including the use of accountancy based software
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in cost monitoring and reporting
  • Implementer of financial controls and processes
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as being part of a wider team
  • Solid understanding of NZS3910 conditions of contract
  • Strong Risk identification and management skills
  • Excellent ability to build internal and external relationships
  • Problem solving ability; with a wider strategic overview
  • Relevant qualification, Degree/Diploma in Quantity Surveying

In return we offer:

  • Challenging and rewarding position
  • Multinational company, with a solid reputation
  • Accredited Employer
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career across a diverse range of industries

To apply for this role please go to and search for reference number 595332

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.


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