Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

Quantity surveyors prepare cost estimates and plans, audit projects, manage costs and administer contracts, for all levels and types of construction.

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,407

Where you could work:

Building Companies - Coral Homes, Metricon Homes

National / Multinational Companies - Sunland, Juniper Group

Quantity Surveyors do the following tasks:

  • liaise with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners
  • study architectural and engineering drawings and specifications
  • prepare a 'Bill of Quantities', which lists the individual components required to construct a project
  • review any changes to a design plan to assess the effects on cost
  • assess and recommend payment to contractors during construction
  • prepare monthly cash-flow forecasts for clients and tax depreciation schedules
  • perform feasibility studies to assist with decisions about the worth of a project proceeding
  • serve as a consultant to business and government
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