A quantity surveyor may work for either the client or the contractor, working in an office or on-site. They are involved in a project from the start and prepare estimates for materials and work. They manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, and seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money.
A relevant HNC/HND or degree in a variety of subjects, including building services, construction and quantity surveying. To qualify for a degree or HND you will need 5 or more GCSE"s grades A-C and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent, such as the CBE Diploma.
Reliable, accurate, excellent communication skills, problem solving skills, knowledgeable about building techniques
Salaries range between £17,000 - £25,000, increase if you achieve chartered status.