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Quantity Surveyor

Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job ID: R0035564
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Quantity Surveyor who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Oakland, California

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology, and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


  • Follow the work progress of all Construction activities to accurately oversee Hitachi and Subcontractor invoicing.
  • Provide commercial evaluation of Construction activities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations.
  • Prepare regular cost reports and forecasts to keep stakeholders informed.
  • Participate in project meetings and provide expertise on cost-related matters.
  • Track Construction material inventory.
  • Confirm invoices comply with the project plan and contract.
  • Cooperate with the Administrative team to process the invoices.
  • Support the Construction Manager to identify and prepare contractual claims and variances.
  • Act jointly with Project Management and Commercial to achieve Client approval of invoices. 
  • Maintain an orderly archive of documents.

Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 5 -7 years of relevant and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing subcontractors and key stakeholders on projects.
  • Detailed knowledge of Design-Build projects.
  • Understanding of Construction planning and scheduling.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to meet deadlines and successfully handle pressures associated with site construction works.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, peers, and third parties.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential business information.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Construction and installation of rail transit systems or other complex systems in urban environments.
  • Cost Estimates, Contractual Claims, Cost Analysis, Cost Control, Feasibility Studies, Contracts, Variation Orders.  
  • Effective Partnering and Teaming skills.
  • Technical writing.
  • MS Project and/or Primavera P6 Scheduling tools.
  • Construction Management software.
  • MS Office tools.


  • High school degree with specialization in surveying and/or Engineering University degree or Equivalent Technical background


  • Written and spoken English proficiency.

In accordance with the DOT’s FRA and FTA programs, Hitachi’s substance screening program tests pre-employment candidates and current employees, as required for safety-sensitive positions.

The salary range for this position is $98,000 - $148,00 per year.  Final pay is determined by the candidate’s experience, skillset and ability level, internal equity and location.


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at 
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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