In early 2022 Unispace acquired BioPharma Engineering (BPE) to further develop its passion to support the Life Sciences industry with market-leading design engineering, project management, and workplace/lab consultancy. At Unispace Life Sciences they are focused on engaging the most talented and passionate professionals who believe that everyone should work in an environment that inspires productivity, peak performance, and delivers wellbeing. Across their 50+ global studios, they have a positive work environment that fosters open, collaborative, and supportive cultures populated by highly independent and motivated people. As one of the leading engineering design and project management firms in the industry, Unispace offers a full complement of services including strategy development, design, and construction of laboratories and workplaces focused on Life Sciences.


Due to continued growth and expansion we are seeking to hire a Senior Quantity Surveyor. This position will be based in the company’s offices in Mahon, Cork. The successful candidate will have full autonomy to lead, grow and develop the role. This position offers an attractive remuneration package, a supportive team and colleagues and a long term opportunity for career growth in the company's expansion. This position will play a key role in the Company's expansion and growth. This role will report directly to the Project Controls Manager.


  • Preparing of cost estimates throughout the various stages of the design and pretender
  • Preparing budget estimates and cost / value reconciliation reports accurately
  • Assist in establishing client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies of design options and additional items
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Contract administration of various forms of Works Contracts
  • Interim Valuations
  • Preparation and Agreement of Final Accounts
  • Cost reporting
  • Variation monitoring
  • Preparation and analysing tender costings
  • Attend site / client / design meetings
  • Liaising with site management team
  • Liaising with various design disciplines to achieve deliverables



  • Degree/Higher Diploma in Engineering or associated area.
  • 6+ years’ experience in general project planning and control experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Chartered status desirable but not essential
  • Experience of working in professional service company
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a project from conception to final account agreement
  • Strong word and excel skills is required
  • Experience of MS Project or Primivera is desirable



  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Fund
  • Paid Holiday Leave
  • Travel Opportunities – work out of any of our 48 offices globally
  • Hybrid & Flexible working AND Half days on Friday
  • Exposure to exciting and challenging design projects across the pharma industry
  • Contribute individually to a wider team, this role offers ownership and leadership during a phase of growth
  • The successful candidate will have an opportunity to gain excellent experience with the potential for personal growth and career advancement in a team oriented and supportive work environment.
  • Sports and Social Club

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