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Quantity surveyor

Quantity surveyors manage the costs and budget of a building project from outset to completion.
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What does a quantity surveyor do?

Quantity surveyors manage the costs and budget of a building project from outset to completion. You’ll ensure the costs of the project do not exceed the budget. You’ll need a good working knowledge of the construction industry and excellent numeracy skills. 


What do I need to do to become a quantity surveyor?

To become a quantity surveyor, you’ll need to complete a degree or higher education course which is accredited by the Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 


Related skills

  • Ability to understand technical plans
  • IT
  • Numeracy
  • Problem solving
  • Technical ability

Related subjects

  • Design technology
  • Maths
  • Physics

Essential qualifications

  • Surveying degree
  • Or Surveying HND

Desirable qualifications

  • A level maths

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Where could I be working?

You may be working indoors at a site office or outdoors at the construction site. 


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