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Quantity surveyors manage the costs on a construction project. They help to ensure that the construction project is completed within its projected budget. Alternative job titles for a quantity surveyor include ‘cost consultant’, ‘commercial manager’, ‘cost manager’ and ‘cost engineer’.

The tasks quantity surveyors complete will differ according to whether they are working on the design or the construction stage of a project (and therefore whether they are working for a consultancy – which focuses on the design stage – or the contractor, who builds the project). Depending on the stage of the project and their employer, they might:

  • price/forecast the cost of the different materials needed for the project
  • prepare tender documents, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentation
  • track changes to the design and/or construction work and adjusting budget projections accordingly
  • procure or agree the services of contractors and/or subcontractors who work on the construction of the project
  • measure and value the work done on site
  • pay subcontractors
  • liaise with the client and other construction professionals, such as site managers, project managers and site engineers
  • select and/or source construction materials
  • write reports

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