Quantity Surveyor Jobs

Managing costs from start to finish, a quantity surveyor deals with setting and managing budgets throughout building and civil engineering projects. These positions are also sometimes referred to as a commercial manager or cost consultant. The workplace may be a typical office or a make-shift office on a construction site.

Quantity surveyors are expected to manage a number of tasks throughout the life cycle of a construction project: from finding investors, supervising contractors and forecasting costs. Employers of quantity surveyors can be across both public and private sectors. There is a considerable demand for qualified quantity surveyors and qualifications can be gained via a specialised undergraduate degree, or by a postgraduate degree dedicated to specific education and training.

How much can you earn with a job in quantity surveying

Newly qualified quantity surveyors can expect a starting salary on around £21,000 per annum. Obtaining chartered status increases both your job and salary prospects with salaries at senior level may be between £45,000 and £65,000.

Working hours vary. For on-site contractors, your working hours may be 7.30am to 6.00pm, while in private practice or in a local government department, your hours may fit the more standard 8.30am to 5.30pm. Occasional weekend work may be required.

Full professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS/FRICS designation) can be a benefit for certain roles and ongoing professional development.

If you have the qualifications and the knowledge then please browse our opportunities below.

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  1. Quantity Surveyor

    Location: Inverclyde

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Surveyor - Quantity

    My client is a not for profit affordable housing provider who is seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join their team.
    Key Responsibilities:

    Oversee the financial and commercial relationships with suppliers and subsidiary organisations.
    cost analysis and financial planning and provide full management reports.
    Responsible for successful costing, billing and appraisal ...

  2. Ground Worker

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client a well-established Civil Engineering and Building Contractor based in Scotland
    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing projects in the Glasgow area.
    All candidates must have:
    CSCS card
    IPAF, Harness.
    Duties will include General labouring and Concrete Repairs
    This vacancy is ...

  3. Labourers - Edinburgh City Centre

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.50 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    My client is looking for numerous general labourers based in Livingston. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with a rate of £10.50 (umbrella) per hour. 
    You will be working on a large scale development, approximately 12 months with possibility of an extension for the right candidates. 
    General labourer ...

  4. 1st/2nd fix Joiners - Ongoing work

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    My client is looking for numerous 1st fix/2nd fix joiners, in Edinburgh city centre. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with a great rate of £18 per hour. 
     
    You will be working on a large scale commercial development, long term work for the right candidates.
     
    What you will ...

  5. Plumber

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Plumber

    Staffinders are recruiting of behalf a dynamic and expanding organisation looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work as part of their team. 
    The Role
    You will be working closely with both public and private sector clients and requires a good communicator and team player with good IT skills ...