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Quantity Surveyor


Facilities & Property

Based in either Dunedin Hospital or Southland Hospital, covering the Southern Region

Salary Band – $65k-$75k


  • Working to provide better value for the Health sector
  • Help provide accurate costing for a variety of construction projects and service contracts
  • Permanent, fulltime position (40 hours per week)


There’s a lot going on in health, with the creation of a new national agency; Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, and the building of the New Dunedin Hospital, now is the perfect time to bring your skills and enthusiasm to help us look after the health and wellbeing of our community.


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Mō te tūranga | About the role

Our Facilities & Property team have a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor (QS) to join the team and help provide accurate costing for all sorts of different construction projects, and all sorts of service maintenance contracts.


You will manage our ‘Quote Request’ process, handling requests from all over the hospital, and putting cost estimates to the requests, to help with our financial planning.


Your core aim will be helping the Health sector get best value for our tax dollars, as we look to spend as much as possible on patient care. You will play a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of your local community!


Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • At least two years construction estimating experience.
  • A relevant qualification in quantity surveying.
  • Understanding of building services and construction drawings.
  • Great communication skills and the ability to engage with multiple stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare environment would be a big help.
  • Most importantly, a positive, can-do attitude and desire to help people.


Painga | Benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week
  • A supportive environment with an emphasis on career development
  • Being part of a team that helps save lives


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role falls between $65,766 and $75,000 p.a depending on the candidate’s skills and experience.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Thursday, 2 February 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


For further information please contact Hannah Friedrich, Recruitment Advisor, (03) 470 9176 all conversations will be confidential in nature


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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