Quantity Surveyors

Quantity surveyors advise on financial and contractual matters relating to, and prepare bills of quantities for, construction projects and provide other support functions concerning the financing and materials required for building projects.


New workers
£ 24,861
£ 42,865
£ 76,038

Available jobs

In the past year there were 51,849 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Measures and values completed contract for authorisation of payment.

  • Measures and values work in progress and examines any deviations from original contract.

  • Examines tenders received, advises client on the most acceptable and assists with preparation of a contract document.

  • Prepares bills of quantities for use by contractors when tendering for work.

  • Examines plans and specifications and prepares details of the material and labour required for the project.

  • Liaises with client on project costs, formulates detailed cost plan and advises contractors and engineers to ensure that they remain within cost limit.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Quantity Surveying

  • Subcontracting

  • Procurement

  • Construction

  • Project Management

  • Cost Management

  • Cost Control

  • Civil Engineering

  • Contract Management

  • Supply Chain

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Negotiation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Forecasting

  • Planning

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Sales

  • Budgeting

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.