What's it like to be a Quantity Surveyor?
Quantity Surveyors work with construction professionals including Architects, Engineers and Builders to prepare cost estimates and plans, audit projects, and manage costs and contracts for construction projects.
Tasks and duties
- Liaise with other construction professionals to deliver projects.
- Examine structural drawings and specifications.
- Review changes to construction plans and assess costs.
- Produce financial forecasts for clients.
- Perform feasibility assessments to help guide project decisions.
Quantity Surveyors usually work in offices but also visit building sites, clients and other professionals involved in the construction projects they are working on.
In the building industry, they usually work on large projects such as office complexes, large residential projects, hotels, factories and hospitals.
What can I earn as a Quantity Surveyor?
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How to become a Quantity Surveyor
- Complete a tertiary qualification such as the Bachelor of Construction Management or Bachelor of Construction Project Management. A number of courses are accredited by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
- Explore cadetship opportunities. Some organisations offer cadetships for students completing relevant industry degrees
- It’s important to check whether there are any licensing requirements to work as Quantity Surveyor in your state. For example, in Victoria, Quantity Surveyors are required to be registered with the Victorian Building Authority
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