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Senior Quantity Surveyor / Uwch Syrfewr Meintiau

£39,186 - £41,418

Cyngor Gwynedd is committed to being an inclusive employer, and to enhancing the diversity of the workforce.
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Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.

We encourage everyone who applies for a job with Gwynedd Council to submit job applications in Welsh or bilingually.  

(Applications submitted in English only or Welsh only will always be treated equally, but we ask applicants to consider carefully what the linguistic requirements of the job in question is and if it would be more appropriate to submit an application in Welsh.)

For further information about this post please contract: Gareth Wright on 01758 704045

Here are some of the most popular benefits of working for YGC:

  1. Work from home – the option to work from home is available to most as standard, subject to agreement. Work from home all week, or some days at home and others from the office. Conditions apply – further details available upon request.
  2. Super Flexi Scheme - work your contracted hours anytime between 7am and 10pm, within the 7 day week. Conditions apply, and subject to agreement – further details available upon request.
  3. The option to work Part-time, and/or Job-share.
  4. Generous annual leave entitlement.
  5. Local Government Pension scheme.
  6. Cycle to Work Scheme, amongst many other benefits.

Application forms and further details available from, Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH  Tel: 01286 679076  E-Mail:

CLOSING DATE:   19/07/2024

If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL

Purpose of the post

• Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the heart of everything we do.

• Manage projects, in accordance with the instruction of the Principal Engineer / Unit Manager, in order to ensure provision in accordance with the specific brief requirements from the Client in terms of cost, time and quality, are successfully delivered.

• To be proactive in the development and implementation of project management techniques and systems (e.g. The YGC Project Management Procedure, PRINCE2, the Council's Project Management Manual etc.) to ensure that YGC fully commits to meeting Clients' needs for providing value for money, operating on a commercial basis and adapting itself to compete effectively.

• To be responsible for managing flexible project teams within the Unit and the Service in general, and providing guidance to team members.

• Address all requirements in the context of the financial management of projects and give regular financial feedback to the Principal Engineer / Unit Managers on project matters and workload.

• To accomplish the commitments of the contract on building projects.

• To resolve contractual issues with organisations such as contractors and consultants.

• To review and develop new procedures in accordance with the Council's policies and procedures as well as national developments.

• To deal with all National and EU improvement initiatives.

• To fulfil the requirements of health and safety and environment legislation.

• Develop and sustain the skills and technical knowledge required to maintain and deliver core YGC services.

• Develop the role of Quantity Surveyors within the Department.

• Provide the specialist role of Quantity Surveying to the rest of the YGC departments.

• Maintain the standards of expertise and operate to relevant and professional standards.

Responsibility for functions

To identify and retain the latest information about:

• procurement methods for infrastructure projects

• technical standards and developments (including current technology)

• professional and statutory responsibilities (including e.g. those under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Building Act 1984, Wildlife and Countryside Act 1982, Habitats Regulations 1994 and relevant Regulations e.g. CDM) and their application to the work and duties being implemented.

• To manage junior staff.

• To delegate to the manager.

• Ensuring that YGC respond to the Council's requirements

• To take full responsibility for the financial management of their projects.

• To ensure that all time-sheets and staff approvals are completed in accordance with YGC procedures.

• The post-holder will be expected to comply with Health and Safety requirements and to co-operate with YGC's Health and Safety representative.

Main duties

• To develop and maintain a practical and professional administrative centre with clients.

• To be responsible for the supervision and management of specialist consultant and sub-contractor activities.

• To undertake the role of 'expert witness' as required.

• To ensure that the YGC Business Plan is developed and maintained to ensure that the Unit is performing at its best. To assist in the development and maintenance of all the document templates and YGC procedures.

• To prepare pre-tendering health and safety plans.

• To market the unit's work and capacity to existing and prospective clients.

• To manage Level 2+3 projects.

• assist with the management of Level 1 projects

• To act as project manager on plans and undertake feasibility studies, collect data, initial investigations, technical assessments and design, administrative, quality and financial procedures for work carried out on behalf of the Client and all activities required by the Client in that role.

• Ensure that projects comply with health and safety and environmental legislation and regulations.

• To prepare project programmes and expenditure projections. Monitor and report to the Project Director (Chief Engineer / Unit Manager) on progress and actual costs and recommend and take remedial action when required.

• To supervise the financial, administrative and technical management of building work, research, assessment or maintenance works undertaken on behalf of the Client. To assist in resolving contractual issues on behalf of clients.

• Undertake the duties that are required under CDM Regulations.

• To engage with Site Supervisors throughout the lifespan of the project.

• To ensure that computer systems and software are available and are suitable for the unit to be able to perform at its best. To liaise with the Systems Team.

• To liaise with other services, other directorates, Council Members, statutory undertakers, other authorities, external organisations, and individuals involved with all aspects of the work.

• To supervise and lead the work and development of secondary staff.

• To report to senior staff and receive instructions from them.

• Other relevant administrative and professional duties, and commensurate to the authority of the post.

• Responsibility for self-development.

• Ensure compliance with Health and Safety rules in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.

• Operate within the Council’s policies in relation to equal opportunities and equality.

• Responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

• Commitment to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.

• Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.

• Responsibility to report any concern or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused.

Special circumstances

• Extensive experience of managing projects, dealing with claims, award or conciliation matters.

• To gain and maintain professional qualifications, training and required experience to give a professional service to all clients (e.g. MRICS/AssocRICS, C.Eng/I.Eng MICE, MIStructE etc.).

• The ability to manage staff and the service in a senior position and within financial and legal constraints.

• The ability to work under pressure. The ability to motivate staff to ensure the success of YGC.

• It will be necessary to work outside office hours when Public Inquiries, consultations, exhibitions, Council meetings take place and when you are called out to emergency situations.

Personal attributes


The ability to work under pressure and as part of a team.

Assist and mentor junior staff.


The ability to manage an area of work

Qualifications and relevant training


Experience in Quantity Surveying

Relevant industry experience.

Degree in a built environment subject or relevant professional qualification

such as MRICS/AssocRICS or equivalent


Degree in Quantity Surveying.

Relevant professional qualification such as MRICS/AssocRICS or equivalent.

Relevant experience


Knowledge of quantity surveying matters relating to the built environment.

Advanced to develop cost estimates on plans.


Experience of assisting with the financial management of projects.

Experience of assisting with project management.

Skills and specialist knowledge


Information about estimate techniques.

IT skills

Experience of working as part of a team.


Experience of working within relevant legislation.

Identifying priorities within work programmes.

Knowledge of CDM duties and responsibilities.

Language requirements

Listening and Speaking - Higher

Able to follow a conversation or discussion through the medium of Welsh and English on a professional level and discuss general day to day topics in the field in order to present information and express opinions. Able to give a pre-prepared presentation and respond to any comments and questions on it in Welsh or English.

Reading and Understanding - Higher

Able to understand standard written Welsh and English; both formal and informal. Able to gather information from various sources such as letters, reports, articles through the medium of Welsh and English in order to fulfil the post.

Writing - Higher

Present written information confidently by letter, more detailed and technical report formats, and respond to written requests conveying information, ideas and opinion in Welsh and English (help is available to check the work).

Mae Cyngor Gwynedd wedi ymrwymo i fod yn gyflogwr cynhwysol ac i wella amrywiaeth ein gweithlu.
Bydd eich ffurflen gais yn cael ei hasesu yn ddienw. Ni fydd eich teitl, enw na chyfeiriad e-bost yn cael ei rannu â’r panel sy’n penodi at bwrpas llunio rhestr fer. Dylech ystyried hyn yn ofalus wrth ysgrifennu amdanoch eich hun yn y rhan gwybodaeth pellach.

Mae gan Cyngor Gwynedd becyn cyflogaeth deniadol, am ragor o wybodaeth  cliciwch ar y  Pecyn Gwybodaeth

Mae Cyngor Gwynedd yn gweithredu’n fewnol trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg ac yn cynnig ei holl wasanaethau yn ddwyieithog. Bydd angen i’r ymgeisydd gyrraedd y lefel ieithyddol sy’n cael ei nodi fel un o’r sgiliau hanfodol yn y Manylion Person.  

Rydym yn annog pob ymgeisydd am swydd gyda’r Cyngor i gyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg neu yn ddwyieithog.

(Bydd ceisiadau sydd yn cael eu cyflwyno yn uniaith Gymraeg neu Saesneg yn cael eu trin yn gwbl gyfartal, ond gofynnir i’r ymgeisydd ystyried yn ofalus beth yw gofynion iaith y swydd a’r sefydliad ac a fyddai cyflwyno cais yn uniaith Gymraeg yn fwy addas.)

Am sgwrs anffurfiol gellir cysylltu â Gareth Wright ar 01758 704045

Dyma rhai o’r buddion mwyaf poblogaidd o weithio i YGC:

  1. Gweithio o adref - mae’r opsiwn i weithio o adref ar gael i ran fwyaf, yn ddibynnol ar gytundeb. Gweithiwch o adref trwy’r wythnos, neu rhai diwrnodiau o adref a rhai yn y swyddfa. Mae’r bydd yma gydag amodau - cysylltwch am fwy o fanylion.
  2. Cynllun ‘Super’ Flecsi - gweithiwch eich oriau cytundebol unrhyw adeg rhwng 7yb a 10yh, oddi fewn yr wythnos 7 diwrnod. Mae’r bydd yma gydag amodau, a hefyd yn ddibynnol ar gytundeb - cysylltwch am fwy o fanylion.
  3. Yr opsiwn i weithio rhan amser, ac/neu rannu swydd.
  4. Cynllun Pensiwn Llywodraeth Leol
  5. Cynllun Beicio i Waith, ymysg nifer o fuddion eraill.

Ffurflenni cais a manylion pellach gan Gwasanaeth Cefnogol, Cyngor Gwynedd, Swyddfa'r Cyngor, Stryd y Jêl, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH  Ffôn: 01286 679076  E-Bost:

DYDDIAD CAU:  19/07/2024

Os yn llwyddiannus i fod ar y rhestr fer am gyfweliad, byddwn  yn cysylltu a chwi drwy’r  cyfeiriad E-BOST a gofnodwyd gennych ar eich ffurflen gais.  Mae angen i chwi sicrhau eich bod yn gwirio  eich  E-BOST yn rheolaidd.

Pwrpas y swydd

• Sicrhau bod pobl Gwynedd yn ganolog i bopeth yr ydym yn ei wneud.

• Rheoli prosiectau, yn unol â chyfarwyddyd y Prif Beiriannydd / Rheolwr yr Uned, er mwyn sicrhau bod gofynion penodol y briff, a ddarperir gan y Cleient o ran costau, amser ac ansawdd, yn cael eu cyflwyno’n llwyddiannus.

• Bod yn weithredol yn natblygiad a gweithrediad technegau a systemau rheoli prosiect (e.e. Gweithdrefn Rheoli Prosiect YGC, PRINCE2, Llawlyfr Rheoli Prosiect y Cyngor ac ati) i sicrhau bod YGC yn ymrwymo’n llawn i fodloni anghenion Cleientiaid i ddarparu gwerth am arian gan weithredu ar sail fasnachol ac addasu’i hun i gystadlu’n effeithiol.

• Bod yn gyfrifol am reoli timau prosiect hyblyg, o fewn yr Uned a’r Gwasanaeth yn gyffredinol, a rhoi arweiniad i aelodau’r tîm.

• Rhoi sylw i’r holl ofynion yng nghyd-destun rheolaeth ariannol prosiectau a rhoi adborth ariannol i'r Prif Beiriannydd / Rheolwyr yr Unedau ar faterion prosiect a llwyth gwaith yn rheolaidd.

• Perfformio ymrwymiadau'r contract ar brosiectau adeiladu.

• Datrys materion cytundebol gyda sefydliadau megis contractwyr ac ymgynghorwyr.

• Adolygu a datblygu gweithdrefnau newydd yn unol â pholisïau a gweithdrefnau’r Cyngor, ynghyd â datblygiadau cenedlaethol.

• Ymdrin â phob menter wella Genedlaethol a'r UE.

• Cyflawni gofynion deddfwriaeth iechyd a diogelwch ac amgylcheddol.

• Datblygu a chynnal y sgiliau a'r wybodaeth dechnegol sydd ei hangen i gynnal a chyflawni gwasanaethau craidd YGC.

• Datblygu rôl Syrfëwr Meintiau o fewn yr Adran

• Darparu rôl arbenigol Syrfeo Meintiau i weddill adrannau YGC.

• Cynnal safonau yr arbenigedd a gweithredu i safonau perthnasol a phroffesiynol.

Cyfrifoldeb am adnoddau e.e. staff, cyllid, offer

Canfod a chynnal y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf ynglŷn â:-

• dull caffael ar gyfer prosiectau isadeiledd

• safonau a datblygiadau technegol (gan gynnwys technoleg gyfredol)

• cyfrifoldebau proffesiynol a statudol (yn cynnwys e.e. y rhai dan Ddeddf Iechyd a Diogelwch yn y Gwaith ac ati 1974, Deddf Adeiladu 1984, Deddf Bywyd Gwyllt a Chefn Gwlad 1982, Rheoliadau Cynefinoedd 1994 a Rheoliadau addas e.e. rheoliadau CDM) a’u cymhwysiad i’r gwaith a’r swyddogaethau sy’n cael eu gweithredu.

• Rheoli staff eilaidd.

• Dirprwyo i’r rheolwr.

• Sicrhau bod YGC yn ateb gofynion y Cyngor.

• Cymryd cyfrifoldeb llawn am reolaeth ariannol eu prosiectau.

• Sicrhau y caiff holl daflenni amser a chymeradwyaeth staff eu cwblhau yn unol â gweithdrefnau YGC.

• Disgwylir i ddeilydd y swydd gydymffurfio â gofynion Iechyd a Diogelwch a chydweithredu â chynrychiolydd Iechyd a Diogelwch YGC.

Prif ddyletswyddau

• datblygu a chynnal canolfan weinyddol ymarferol a phroffesiynol gyda chleientiaid.

• cyfrifol am oruchwylio a rheoli gweithgareddau ymgynghorwyr arbenigol ac isgontractwyr.

• ymgymryd â rôl y “tyst arbenigol” yn ôl yr angen.

• Sicrhau fod Cynllun Busnes YGC yn cael ei ddatblygu a'i gynnal i sicrhau fod yr Uned yn perfformio i'r eithaf.

• Cynorthwyo wrth ddatblygu a chynnal holl dempledi dogfennau a gweithdrefnau YGC.

• Paratoi cynlluniau iechyd a diogelwch cyn tendro.

• Marchnata gwaith a galluoedd yr uned i gleientiaid presennol a chleientiaid posib y dyfodol.

• Rheoli prosiectau Lefel 2+3

• Cynorthwyo i reoli prosiectau Lefel 1

• Bod yn rheolwr prosiect ar gynlluniau a chynnal astudiaethau dichonoldeb, casglu data, ymchwiliadau cychwynnol, asesiadau technegol, a gweithdrefnau dylunio, gweinyddol, ansawdd ac ariannol ar gyfer gwaith fydd yn cael ei wneud ar ran y Cleient a’r holl weithgareddau sy’n ofynnol gan y Cleient yn y rôl honno.

• bod prosiectau yn cydymffurfio â deddfwriaeth a rheoliadau iechyd a diogelwch ac amgylcheddol.

• Paratoi rhaglenni a rhagolygon gwariant ar gyfer prosiectau. Monitro ac adrodd i’r Cyfarwyddwr Prosiect (Prif Beiriannydd / Rheolwr Uned) ar gynnydd a chostau gwirioneddol ac argymell a chymryd camau cywiro pan fo angen.

• Goruchwylio rheolaeth ariannol, weinyddol a thechnegol gwaith adeiladu, ymchwilio, asesu neu waith cynnal a chadw a wneir ar ran y Cleient. Cynorthwyo wrth ddatrys materion cytundebol ar ran cleientiaid.

• Ymgymryd â'r dyletswyddau sy'n ofynnol dan Reoliadau CDM.

• Ymgysylltu gyda Goruchwylwyr Safle drwy gydol oes y prosiect.

•Sicrhau bod systemau a meddalwedd cyfrifiadurol ar gael a’u bod yn addas i’r uned allu perfformio ar ei gorau. Cysylltu â'r Tîm Systemau.

• Cysylltu â gwasanaethau eraill, cyfadrannau eraill, Aelodau’r Cyngor, ymgymerwyr statudol, awdurdodau eraill, sefydliadau allanol, ac unigolion sy’n ymwneud â holl agweddau’r gwaith.

• Goruchwylio ac arwain gwaith a datblygiad staff eilaidd.

• Adrodd i uwch staff, a derbyn cyfarwyddiadau ganddynt.

• Dyletswyddau gweinyddol a phroffesiynol eraill sy’n berthnasol, ac yn gymesur ag awdurdod y swydd.

• Cyfrifoldeb am hunan ddatblygiad

• Sicrhau cydymffurfiaeth â rheolau Iechyd a Diogelwch yn y gweithle yn unol â’r cyfrifoldebau a nodir yn Neddf Iechyd a Diogelwch yn y Gweithle 1974 a Pholisi Iechyd a Diogelwch y Cyngor.

• Gweithredu o fewn polisïau’r Cyngor yng nghyswllt cyfle cyfartal a chydraddoldeb.

• Cyfrifoldeb am reoli gwybodaeth yn unol â safonau a chanllawiau rheoli gwybodaeth y Cyngor.  Sicrhau bod gwybodaeth bersonol yn cael ei thrin mewn cydymffurfiaeth â deddfwriaeth Diogelu Data

• Ymrwymiad i leihau allyriadau carbon y Cyngor yn unol â’r Cynllun Rheoli Carbon ac annog eraill i weithredu’n gadarnhaol tuag at leihau ôl-troed carbon y Cyngor.

• Ymgymryd ag unrhyw ddyletswydd arall cyfatebol a rhesymol sy’n cyd-fynd â lefel cyflog a lefel cyfrifoldeb y swydd.

• Cyfrifoldeb i adrodd am bryder neu amheuaeth bod plentyn neu oedolyn bregus yn cael ei gamdrin

Amgylchiadau arbennig

• Profiad helaeth o reoli prosiectau, ymdrin â hawliadau, materion dyfarnu neu gymodi.

• Ennill a chynnal cymwysterau proffesiynol, hyfforddiant a phrofiad sy’n angenrheidiol i gyflwyno gwasanaeth proffesiynol i bob cleient (e.e. MRICS/AssocRICS, C.Eng/I.Eng MICE, MIStructE ac ati).

• Y gallu i reoli staff a’r gwasanaeth mewn swydd uwch ac o fewn cyfyngiadau ariannol a chyfreithiol.

• Y gallu i weithio dan bwysau. Gallu ysgogi staff er mwyn sicrhau llwyddiant YGC.

• Yr angen i weithio tu allan i oriau swyddfa mewn Ymchwiliadau Cyhoeddus, ymgynghoriadau, arddangosiadau a chyfarfodydd y Cyngor a phan fyddwch yn cael eich galw allan i sefyllfaoedd argyfwng.

Nodweddion personol


Y gallu I weithio o dan bwysau ac fel rhan o dîm.

Cynorthwyo a mentorau staff iau.


Y gallu I reoli elfen/arbenigedd o waith

Cymwysterau a hyfforddiant perthnasol


Profiad mewn syrfeo meintiau.

Profiad perthnasol yn y diwydiant

Gradd mewn pwnc perthnasol neu cymhwyster proffesiynnol perthnasol fel MRICS/Assoc/RICS neu cyfwerth.


Gradd mewn Syrfeo Meintiau.

Cymhwyster proffesiynnol perthnasol fel MRICS/Assoc/RICS neu cyfwerth.

Profiad perthnasol


Dealltwriaeth o faterion syrfeo meintiau mewn perthynas â’r Amgylchedd adeiledig.

Y gallu I ddatblygu a pharatoi amcangyfrifon costau.


Profiad o gynorthwyo gyda rheolaeth ariannol prosiectau.

Profiad o gynorthwyo gyda rheolaeth prosiectau.

Sgiliau a gwybodaeth arbenigol


Gwybodaeth am technegau amcangyfrif costau.

Sgiliau TG.

Profiad o weithio fel rhan o dîm


Profiad o weithio o fewn deddfwriaeth perthnasol.

Adnabod blaenoriaethau o fewn rhaglenni gwaith.

Gwybodaeth o ddyletswyddau a chyfrifoldebau ‘CDM’.

Anghenion ieithyddol

Gwrando a Siarad - Uwch

Gallu dilyn sgwrs neu drafodaeth drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg ar lefel broffesiynol a thrafod pynciau cyffredinol bob dydd yn y maes er mwyn cyflwyno gwybodaeth a mynegi barn. Gallu darparu cyflwyniad wedi'i baratoi o flaen llaw ac ymateb i unrhyw sylwadau a chwestiynau arno drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a'r Saesneg.

Darllen a Deall - Uwch

Gallu deall Cymraeg a Saesneg ysgrifenedig safonol, ffurfiol ac anffurfiol. Medru casglu gwybodaeth o amrywiol ffynonellau megis llythyrau, adroddiadau, erthyglau, drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg er mwyn cyflawni'r swydd.

Ysgrifennu - Uwch

Cyflwyno gwybodaeth ysgrifenedig gyda hyder ar ffurf llythyr, adroddiad mwy manwl a thechnegol ac ymateb i geisiadau ysgrifenedig gan gyfleu gwybodaeth, syniadau a barn drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg. (Mae'n bosib cael cymorth i wirio'r iaith)

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