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About The Role


Currie & Brown is currently looking for a quantity surveyor for our Brisbane office. The successful candidate will, as part of our team, lead projects to achieve a high standard of service delivery, with successful outcomes for our clients, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, enhancing our culture of innovation and reinforcing our reputation as a preferred service provider. This role will predominantly be focused on several high profile Healthcare projects, and therefore experience within this sector will be highly regarded. 


Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:

  • Assist in preparing feasibility studies and writing procurement reports.
  • Lead preparation of cost plans including measurement and pricing, taking ownership of and presenting cost plans.
  • Managing the procurement process, ensuring that all stages (including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, recommendation and contract preparation) are performed effectively
  • Ensuring that cost plans , reports and valuations are accurately prepared including checking work by others.
  • Producing accurate monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client
  • Estimating and agreeing post contract variations and monthly valuations.
  • Undertaking value engineering
  • Negotiating and concluding final accounts
  • Taking a lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants at all project stages
  • Providing support to assistant cost managers and ensuring that they deliver on the above accountabilities
  • Supervising and mentoring junior members of the team



  • BSc in quantity surveying or equivalent
  • Membership of one of the following institutions: RICS, API, Property Council, UDIA or similar
  • Pre- and post-contract experience on Healthcare projects would ideally suit
  • CostX experience essential
  • Experience in both private and public works preferred.
  • Experience in working with JCT forms of contract
  • Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills (both internal and external)
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible


About Us

Currie & Brown is one of the world’s leading physical assets management and construction consultancies, dedicated to advising clients in respect of the management and utilisation of their physical assets, and is differentiated by innovation, expertise and experience.

With principal offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York and Shanghai, we operate throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, India and the Middle East.

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