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.
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.