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          Helping you find a career in the quantity surveyor industry

          If you enjoy and have got a good head for numbers, consider a career as a Quantity Surveyor. Your job will be to manage all of the expenses associated with building and civil engineering projects. This includes preparing the project's initial calculations, determining the final figures and managing everything in between that is cost-related to ensure the project stays within its allocated budget.

          Professionals in this industry tend to work within an office (either in-house or as a contractor) but will be required to carry out site visits too. A typical quantity surveyor salary for graduates is around £20,000 to £30,000. Senior professionals can continue on to earn between £45,000 to £65,000.

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          What does a Quantity Surveyor do?

          A typical day of a graduate quantity surveyor includes:

          • Maintaining contracts, such as making updates when required & carrying out procurement tasks
          • Estimating the final costs of a project or individual contracts
          • Measuring the cost of on-site construction work
          • Reviewing tender documents & contract variations
          • Monitoring profit & loss of a project
          • Creating great working relationships with your clients to ensure their success
          What qualifications does a Quantity Surveyor need?

          Quantity surveyor course options include the below:

          • Building and/or construction
          • Civil engineering (or structural engineering)
          • Geography
          • Economics
          • Maths

          If you wish to continue with a postgraduate course, seek out ones that are RICS accredited.

          Many graduates begin their career after University as an assistant quantity surveyor or trainee quantity surveyor. You'll need to study alongside your job in order to become full-quantified by completing the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC.) This is a structured programme that can lead to quantity surveyor jobs that carry much greater responsibility than those without it. Your salary is also likely to higher after completing the two-year qualification.