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CBRE Quantity Surveyor for our Data Centre Business (Dublin or Amsterdam) in Dublin, Ireland

Quantity Surveyor for our Data Centre Business (Dublin or Amsterdam)

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GWS Segment

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Data Centers, Project Management


Amsterdam '- Noord-Holland - Netherlands, Dublin - Dublin - Ireland

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor, Projects

Business Sector: Data Centre Solutions

Location: Dublin or Amsterdam


CBRE Data Centre Solutions (DCS) is a part of the CBRE Group with over 115.000 employees worldwide and delivers fully integrated real estate, facilities and technology solutions for data centre owners, occupiers and investors across the globe. As a dedicated business line within CBRE, DCS is dedicated to solving complex challenges within every stage of the data centre lifecycle.

We provide our employees the best conditions to develop professionally and personally and to realise their full potential in the course of their career.

Join us now as Quantity Survewor in Dublin (Ireland) or Amsterdam (Netherlands) and bring your unique talent and skills to our Team.


The main purpose of the role is to:

  • Commercial Oversight on all large Projects across EMEA Region> 500k.

  • Manage and deliver all commercial aspects of large tender project opportunities across EMEA.

  • Monthly commercial reviews of all large Project being delivered across EMEA.

  • Complete review and Analysis of current position and forecast of project revenue and margin across EMEA.

  • Assist all Project Personnel as a QS function for commercial oversight on Project Costs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages all facets of cost management (budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk) for individual real estate projects throughout planning, design, construction, occupancy, and closeout

  • Produce concept level estimates to aid feasibility studies and assist with business cases, leveraging a range of information from simple internal benchmarking to detailed market data and estimates taken from drawings and specifications

  • Issue recommendations for the application of a estimator to produce costing of greater detail; incorporate estimator into project team - manage performance of estimating tasks/deliverables

  • Evaluate project scope and client needs to develop and present recommended budgets for necessary pre-bid and pre-construction cost estimating and cost planning services. Partner with project team to source and oversee the pre-bid and pre-construction services associated with the development of a project budget and cost plan

  • Lead the administration associated with funding all project work, including creation of funding documents in use by the client (such as purchase orders or Capital funding requests)

  • Work with client and Project Manager to ensure compliance with these systems; promote proactive creation/submission of all necessary funding documents to ensure all project work is funded in compliance with Client's internal funding policies

  • Support project manager and leasing team to estimate costs associated with the lease (upfit, abatement, reinstatement, etc.) to optimize landlord contribution/tenant improvement allowances on behalf of the Client

  • Ensure contracts with project team (designers, contractors) include language aligned with lease requirements for the solicitation of all landlord contributions

  • Support project manager team in the implementation of all project procurement in accordance with CBRE corporate policies and guidelines; make recommendations on the project procurement strategy

  • Lead the analysis of bid/tender responses, leveling all responses and organizing the data into a concise yet thorough report for presentation to the Client

  • Include recommendations for items such as allowances, contingencies, and reserves.

  • Create and manage a detailed cost plan; produce and maintain detailed cost reports on a regular basis and present these reports to the Client

  • Align cost plan with project master schedule; provide cost guidance and direction to achieve cost goals with scope/schedule

  • Establish strategy to manage cash flows and project accruals and report progress in a manner consistent with CBRE policy yet flexible to adapt to client's needs/systems

  • Promote Value Engineering (VE) as a continual process to be implemented throughout the duration of the project and where necessary lead (or support if lead by Project Manager) Value engineering workshops, exercises and provide ideas and initiatives to add value

  • Act as a resource for implementing best practices to optimize the outcome of all VE efforts including tools, reports and goals - track/report progress against cost savings and value to fee targets

  • Reconcile all estimates and change orders; scrutinize, analyze and perform due diligence on all change orders; lead reconciliation meetings with General Contractors, Construction Managers and third party consultancies. Update cost plan/report accordingly and advise project team of cost risk mitigation strategies required to main cost compliance; advise project team and Client of high risk cost issues

  • Assist the Client and design team with life cycle costing of LEED/sustainability initiatives (as appropriate)

  • Review all invoices against cost plan; provide valuation services and signoff to project team (subject to CBRE approval limits) in collaboration with team members charged with validation work has been completed to required scope and level of quality

  • Review and approve all requests to apply costs toward allowances, contingencies and reserves; update cost plan accordingly

  • Support cost/budget aspects of the project closeout; negotiate, agree and settle final accounts and close-out statements. Issue release of all withholdings/retainage (subject to CBRE approval limits); close all funding approvals in accounting systems (purchase orders)

  • Capture project costs for contribution to CBRE cost benchmarking/estimating databases and tools

  • Facilitate and oversee the administration of tasks required by the lease to collect landlord contributions/tenant improvement allowances

  • Manages 3rd party project delivery resources/team. Responsible for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating team members


Education background and working experience

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study

  • Minimum 4 years of related experience and/or training

  • RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) or CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) accreditation preferred

Communication Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.

  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.

  • Ability to effectively present information.

Financial Knowledge

  • Requires general knowledge of financial terms and principles.

  • Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions.

  • Conducts advanced financial analysis.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents.

  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.

  • Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Working knowledge in MS Project is helpful.

  • Knowledge with estimating software such as OST preferred.

  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings.

  • Knowledge of leases, contracts, and construction practices preferred.


  • Future-proof job opportunity with a true development guarantee in one of the fastest-growing Data Centre markets worldwide

  • TOP trainings with internationally recognized state-of-the-art certifications

  • Attractive salaries based on experience and qualification with an annual salary assessment/increase and good bonuses as well as other good social benefits

  • International working environment with inspiring cross-border career opportunities

  • Creative working culture with challenging responsibilities and a high level of autonomy


Do you need more good reasons? Please take a look at our recent won awards:

  • Data Center Company of the Year 2023 (DCS Awards)

  • Data Centre Service Provider of the Year 2022 / 2023 (Datacloud Global Awards)

  • Data Centre Managed Services Vendor of the Year 2022 (DCS Awards)

  • Commitment to Diversity and Talent Development Award 2022 / 2023(Datacloud Global Awards)

  • Best Employer for Training 2022 (WOMEN in TECH Employer Awards)


We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


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CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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