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Quantity Surveyor

Manage costs and contracts to deliver construction projects.

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.

Quantity Surveyor

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.
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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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Quantity Surveyor roles in AUS are typically advertised between $80k and $120k
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How to become a Quantity Surveyor


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To work as a Quantity Surveyor in Australia, you are generally required to have graduate qualifications in quantity surveying or construction management.

  1. 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.
  2. Explore cadetship opportunities. Some organisations offer cadetships for students completing relevant industry degrees
  3. 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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Latest Quantity Surveyor reviews

Latest reviews from 31 Quantity Surveyors surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Quantity Surveying is interesting if you could work well with people, stress and details.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Construction Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Estimating
The good things
QS is a demanding job unleess you’re detail oriented The good things Quantity surveyors are responsible for managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects to ensu...
The challenges
The tendering period and the response time to most of the queries in post contract stage are usually short. The ability to stay calm and balanced in stressful situations will help to meet the target d...
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Oct 2018
Quantity Surveying can is tough, but the rewards can be worth it for the right person.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Construction
The good things
Diverse, challenging, vaired and the potential to travel the world
The challenges
Complex, pressurised, time driven and heavy workloads.
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