Meet The QS Services Team
Associate Member of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AAIQS)
Associate Member of Australian Institute of Building
Charles has over 40 years’ experience in the Construction Industry with the past 36 years performing Quantity Surveying and Cost Planning duties for either construction companies or professional Quantity Surveying practices. In this time, Charles has held senior positions in construction companies as Chief Estimator, with the past 25 years being a founding partner and Principal of QS Services.
As the geographical region that QS Services covers extends outside of Darwin to other Australian states and to Asia, substantial experience has been gained on significant projects including large civil, industrial and institutional buildings. Within the Northern Territory, institutional, industrial, commercial and defence projects have provided a great deal of work opportunities and Charles has been involved with a number of NT and Commonwealth Government agencies as well as private clients in a cost planning role across all design stages, preparation of Bill of Quantities, assisting Contractors with tender preparation and contract administration. Charles has developed a special expertise in the very early planning stages of projects in establishing budgets then steering the cost planning phase to achieve a predetermined financial outcome. Over the more recent years, Charles has put in place a procedure designed to anticipate future labour and material price movements to be better informed in providing long term price forecasting to clients.
In the year 2000, Charles was awarded the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveying prestigious Excellence Award and then in 2015 the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors awarded Charles with the Lifetime Contribution Award. This award honours those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Quantity Surveying industry and have dedicated a significant amount of time to champion the profession both inside and outside of the work environment. This was largely an acknowledgement for having worked within the industry for a minimum of twenty (20) years and his commitment towards an exceptional contribution to the profession in which he works as identified through his general leadership values and time dedicated to giving back to the Quantity Surveying industry.
SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Diploma of Building Design and Drafting (Dip of Bldg Design & Drafting)
Diploma of Building (Dip of Bldg)
Considerable experience with over 37 years in the construction industry working on projects throughout Australia. Long term resident of the Northern Territory conversant with both suburban and remote areas rates and conditions.
Measurement of building and civil projects for the preparation of Bills of Quantities, cost plans, schedule of rates, taxation depreciations and insurance replacement assessments. Gained experience in a broad range of quantity surveying tasks on a large variety of projects and has been involved in the preparation of all Bills of Quantities commissions produced by our office since commencing in 1997.
SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR
BSc Quantity Surveying Degree
Diploma in Arbitration
Tim commenced with QS Services in October 2015 following 6 years Cost Management experience in Darwin and over 18 years overseas experience in Quantity Surveying based initially in Southern Africa, then Hong Kong, and UK (London, Folkestone, and Kings Hill), before migrating to Australia.
Tim’s role is to lead the Estimator function during the Planning and Delivery Phase of the project. Tim’s experience include preparation of estimates for new and refurbishment projects, preparation of bank funding reports and certification of progress claim draw downs, and assessment of disputed costs between contracted parties. Tim undertakes all tasks required in a methodical and professional manner and is an excellent all-round practitioner of his profession.
ALICE CHAN NGA-LI
Bsc (Hons) in Surveying – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HD in Building Technology & Management (Survey) – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Member of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MAIQS)
Alice commenced with QS Services in July 2012 following 5 year’s experience in Quantity Surveying roles in Hong Kong. Since commencing with QS Services, Alice has firmly established herself in Darwin in the role of Quantity Surveyor.
Assisting with the measurement of quantities and preparation of estimates for projects and certification of progress claims and variations. Alice undertakes all tasks required in a methodical and professional manner and is an excellent all-round practitioner of her profession.
In addition, Alice leads the @RISK estimating process, Whole of Life (WOL) and BIM functions.
BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying – Limerick Institute of Technology
Sean commenced with QS Services in August 2014 following 2 years post-graduate experience in Quantity Survey in Ireland. Prior to commencing with QS Services, Sean worked in Sydney before moving to Darwin and has now firmly established himself in the role of an all-round Quantity Surveyor experienced in measurement and estimating, including Probabilistic Estimates.
Along with assisting with measurement of quantities and the preparation of estimate, reports and certification of progress claim and assessment of variations, contract administration and bank funding reports Sean is proficient with @RISK software assisting with the preparation of Whole of Life (WOL) cost analysis. Sean is highly motivated with a great work ethic and undertakes all tasks required in a diligent and enthusiastic manner.
GRADUATE QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Certificate III Quantity Surveyor – Gustave Eiffel Professional School in Portugal
2nd Year Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics Holmesglen University Melbourne
Andre commenced with QS Services in May 2014 following 4 year’s experience in Quantity Surveying roles in Portugal. For the past 2 years Andre has adapted to Australian conditions and has established himself in Darwin in the role of Quantity Surveyor. Over six (5) years experience gained on construction projects in both Portugal and Australia, from measurement stage right through to final account stage, including but not limited to cost planning procedures, preparation of estimates, contract administration and measurement.
Andre has a comprehensive understanding of the full range of Quantity Surveying skills including quantity take-offs, preparation of variations and progress claims, contract administration and bank funding reports.
Currently Andre is enhancing his skill s by undertaking Cert IV in Building & Construction through the Master Builders Association.
TRAINEE QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Bachelor Of Construction Management (Honours) – University of Newcastle
Certificate IV in Project Management Practice – Living Planit
Certificate IV in Residential Drafting- Charles Darwin University – Ongoing
Kai commenced employment with QS Services in April 2016 as a Trainee specifically engaged for his wide range of experience in a relatively short space of time in various elements of the construction industry as gained from working with the Department of Infrastructure. Kai utilises drafting and design knowledge in both Civil and Buildings as well as learning the procurement process involved in the Minor New Works and general construction knowledge.
Current responsibilities is as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor responsible for the complete operation of this side of the business, under the supervision of Senior Quantity Surveyors, involving preparation of taxation depreciation schedules, insurance reinstatement estimates, preparation of sinking fund estimates and assists in preparation of schedules and estimates where required.