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Last edited 24 Jan 2017
Cost and bonus surveyor
Some of the duties and responsibilities of a cost and bonus surveyor might include:
- Reviewing estimated project targets and prices against the contract documents.
- Ensuring targets and prices are in line with the construction programme.
- Agreeing work packages with subcontractors.
- Pre-measuring work and setting bonus targets for directly employed operatives.
- On-site re-measurement of works completed.
- Maintaining data for measurement against key performance indicators.
- Liaison with project surveyors and site foremen.
- Processing operatives’ claims and tracking costs against budget.
Some of the key skills required for a cost and bonus surveyor are as follows:
- Numeracy and literacy.
- Methodical approach to preparing bonus record sheets.
- Ability to work independently to tight deadlines.
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