Quantity surveyors prepare cost estimates and plans, audit projects, manage costs and administer contracts, for all levels and types of construction.
Duties & Tasks
Quantity surveyors may perform the following tasks:liaise with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners study architectural and engineering drawings and specificationsprepare a 'Bill of Quantities', which lists the individual components required to construct a projectreview any changes to a design plan to assess the effects on costassess and recommend payment to contractors during constructionprepare monthly cash-flow forecasts for clients and tax depreciation schedulesperform feasibility studies to assist with decisions about the worth of a project proceeding serve as a consultant to business and government.
Quantity surveyors usually work in offices. They also visit building sites, clients and other members of construction teams.
- analytical and logical able to concentrate for long periods good oral and written communication skills able to work accurately with figures able to work independently or as part of a team aptitude for working with computers.