Quantity Surveying Assistant at the Place (Smackers Limited)


The Place – We are a fast growing, world class, and dynamic, multi-billion Nigerian conglomerates, established and managed by a team of professionals with decades of management consulting and accounting experience/ training from Arthur Andersen (now KPMG in Nigeria). We are a profitable player in the QSR sector of the Hospitality industry in Nigeria with great prospects and staff strength of over 1000 employees. Currently, our operations span across 36 locations in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, with rapid expansion plans to penetrate more locations in the short to medium term.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Quantity Surveying Assistant

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • We are searching for a reliable Entry level quantity surveying Assistant to join our capable team of professionals at The Place Restaurant.
  • The quantity surveying Assistant will be tasked with analyzing existing budgets and making improvements, reviewing plans and preparing quantity estimates, negotiating with various contractors and vendors, as well as building relationships with clients and site managers.
  • To be successful as a quantity surveying Assistant, you should have a methodical approach and superb interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding quantity surveyors are not only great at analyzing costs, but they also know how to read people and tailor their negotiation strategies to ensure the best possible outcome.

You should also have a sound knowledge of:

  • Taking-Off Quantities
  • Tender documentation
  • Site measurement and Valuations
  • Cost Estimating/Building up rates/Market Surveying
  • Ability to Read and interpret Architectural, Structural and Services Drawings
  • Construction site -hands on experience is an added advantage.


  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND in quantity surveying from a top Polytechnic or University with a minimum of Upper Credit/Second class Upper
  • 0 to 3 years of Post NYSC experience is advantageous.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Sound knowledge of construction.
  • Excellent negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize, plan, and strategize.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Great networking abilities.
  • Must be willing to temporarily or permanently relocate to work outside Lagos.
  • A Team player with the capacity to work under pressure


  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel and Autocad. Sound communication and documentation skill.


  • Not older than 30 years

Application Closing Date
22nd September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Candidates who do not meet the above criteria need not apply.


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