Quantity Surveyor Job at First Quantum Minerals Ltd – Deadline 24 May 2017

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do. In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents. With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.


  • The incumbent will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality
  • Report activities in accordance with key business indicators
  • Calculate, analyse, monitor and communicate costs associated with the project including but not limited to labour, material and sub-contractor cost forecasting thus ensuring budgets adhered to
  • Provide relevant information to the Construction Manager as will be required before business decisions are made
  • Conduct monthly reconciliations and valuation of work in progress
  • Prepare and monitor project cash flow forecasts
  • Measure, value, submit and negotiate contract variations
  • Provide advice to project staff on commercial and contractual matters including reviewing and drafting of correspondence
  • Prepare submit and negotiate project final accounts
  • Vetting of sub-contractor tenders and contracts
  • Certification of subcontractor monthly valuations and final accounts
  • Ensure that business processes are adhered to at project level
  • Assist in the preparation and adherence to budgets
  • Assist Construction Manager with a range of other duties as may be required from time to time


  • Grade Twelve (Grade 12) Certificate
  • Diploma in Cost management or Quantity surveying or any other related field
  • A degree will be an added advantage


  • Three years relevant experience in the field

Behavioural Traits

  • Results-driven
  • Highly
  • Responsive
  • Forward-thinking
  • Conscientious
  • Communicative
  • Personable

How to apply
Send your applications to the undersigned:

For more information

+260 217 651555
First Quantum Minerals Ltd (North Western Province, Solwezi)

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