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What does a Quantity Surveyor do?

Quantity Surveyors prepare cost estimates and plans, audit projects, manage costs and administer contracts, for all levels and types of construction. The job duties of a quantity surveyor include liaise with architects, engineer, builders, contractors, suppliers, and project owners; prepare a 'Bill of Quantities' that lists the individual components required to construct a project, or review any changes to a design plan to assess the effect on cost.

They may specialize in project management, value engineering, risk assessment or supply chain management.

How to become a Quantity Surveyor?

To become a quantity surveyor, you would require a bachelor degree or higher in quantity surveying or construction management. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Quantity Surveyor, Building Surveyor, Commercial/ Residential Surveyor
Mid-Career
Quantity Survey Consultant, Project Consultant, Cost Consultant
Experienced
Construction Manager, Project Manager, Commercial Manager

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