Quantity Surveyor Jobs

The role of a Quantity Surveyor involves the setting and managing of budgets throughout construction and civil engineering projects. Jobs in Quantity Surveying can also be referred to as a commercial manager or cost consultant and the more senior quantity surveyors will manage several tasks throughout the life cycle of a construction project from finding investors, supervising contractors and forecasting costs.

Opportunities for the quantity surveyor can take surveyors into many different organisations, including niche engineering service companies to architectural practises in Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield.

Jobs to progress your quantity surveying career

The daily duties performed by quantity surveyors may involve the following;

  • Manage various tasks throughout the construction’s life cycle.
  • Analyse costs involved in projects, either for repair or maintenance.
  • Identify commercial risks involved with projects and propose viable responses.
  • Allocate work to subcontractors, analysing the outcomes and providing detailed progress reports.
  • Advise clients on relevant procurement strategy.

Progression to Senior Quantity Surveyor jobs requires candidates to manage the financial and commercial aspects of projects, understand and adhere to current legislation, health and safety law and contract law. Offer strategic guidance to Clients, including prioritising spending, outsourcing etc.

How much can you earn with a job in quantity surveying

Surveyors in this role must possess strong financial and numerical competency, along with a logical and methodical way of thinking. Quantity surveyors must also be able to process large volumes of information, rewriting data into concise and easy to read reports.

Quantity surveyors are based mainly in the office environment, however, site visits may also be required. The starting salary for Quantity Surveyor positions is around £21,000, with senior quantity surveyors earning between £45,000-£65,000. 

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  1. Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Location: Cumbernauld

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Surveyor - Quantity

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working with highly respected niche engineering service company to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor.
    The successful candidate will manage the financial and commercial aspects of projects, understanding and adhering to current legislation, Health and Safety law and Contract law. Offer strategic guidance to Clients, including ...

  2. Joiner

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Staffinders require 6 x Joiners for work in Largs and surrounding areas.
    Must have CSCS Cards, Previous site experience & checkable references.
    Immediate start available
    6 month contract
    Finishing work
    Roughing work
    Kit erectors 
    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which is operating as an employment business

  3. Site Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    Fit Out Site Manager

    My client is a well know Contractor based in Glasgow City looking for a experienced site mnager with fit out expeience to work in there small works division looking after contracts up to 4Million. My client focuses a lot on fit out and refurbishments of commercial ...

  4. Project Manager

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    My client is a leading fit out contracot who is well know world wide and is looking for a experienced project manager with fit out expeience to join there team based in Edinbrugh working on contracts up to 12Million. My client focuses a lot on fit out and refurbishments of ...

  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 ...