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Quantity surveyors oversee construction projects, managing risks and controlling costs.

Salary: £18,000 to £80,000 average per year
Mally Sandals Sandals Silver Silver Mally Hours: 37 to 40 per week

1. Entry requirements

You'll need a degree or professional qualification accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This can be a quantity surveying degree or a postgraduate conversion course from any degree. Useful subjects are construction, structural or civil engineering, mathematics, geography, economics or land studies.

You could also start work as a junior or trainee quantity surveyor, a surveying technician or surveying assistant, then study to become a quantity surveyor.

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You’ll need to be a member of RICS (MRICS) to become a fully qualified chartered surveyor. For this you’ll need to complete the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)Birding Face Snackle Peyote Multi Print Jasper Box Duffel Bags Homestead The North Green Beige q4FBwR.

2. Skills required

You'll need:

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  • organisational and planning skills
  • negotiation and leadership skills

3. What you'll do

Silver Sandals Sandals Silver Mally Mally You could work in the public sector for a local authority, housing association or government department.

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Your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • finding out a client’s needs and assessing if their plans are feasible
  • working out quantities and costs of materials, time and labour for tenders
  • negotiating contracts and work schedules
  • advising on legal matters, including risks and disputes
  • monitoring sub-contractors and stages of construction
  • Sandals Mally Silver Silver Sandals Mally writing regular reports on costs and preparing accounts for payment
  • keeping up to date with construction methods and materials 
  • following health and safety and building regulations

4. Salary

Starter: £18,000 to £25,000

Experienced: £25,000 to £50,000

Highly Experienced: £50,000 to £80,000 (senior)

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5. Working hours, patterns and environment

You'll usually work Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. You may work evenings or weekends. Hours may be longer if you work on-site as a contractor.

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You’ll usually need a full driving licence.

6. Career path and progression

With experience, you could become a senior quantity surveyor or move into senior project management, supply chain management, consultancy work or self-employment.

You could specialise in areas like planning, risk assessment or contract disputes.

Another option is to move into lecturing at a university or college.

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Last updated: 02 April 2018

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