Quantity Surveyor Jobs

Demand for Quantity Surveyors is at its highest level since the recession and mostly down to the increasing number of potential building projects in the pipelines. It's a real bonus for those looking to begin a lucrative career with Quantity Surveyor Jobs.

You'll get heavily involved in the setting and managing of budgets throughout construction and civil engineering projects and be adept at cost consultancy.  Senior Quantity Surveyors Jobs will manage several tasks throughout the life cycle of a construction project from finding investors, supervising contractors and forecasting costs.

Overall, your task in quantity surveying is to figure out what materials a construction project will need and how much it will cost.  During construction projects, you'll report on the costs and needs of the project, and will often be required to monitor subcontractors, risks, disputes and regulatory issues.

Many job opportunities can arise for Quantity Surveyors and this will take you into different organisations, covering niche engineering service companies to architectural practises in Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield to name but a few.

Duties and responsibilities in quantity surveying jobs

Quantity surveyors are responsible for managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects. On a daily basis, the checklist 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.
  • Ensure the construction project is completed within its projected budget.

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

Unlike some professions, Quantity Surveyors earn more money as they get older and more experienced.  Surveyors can enter the profession by studying quantity surveying to degree level or convert a different degree as a postgraduate and can start as a trainee surveyor while studying. 

A newly qualified Quantity Surveyor can expect a starting salary of £23,000. The average salary sits around £34,000 and Senior Quantity Surveyors earn between £45,000-£60,000. Obtaining chartered status through the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) increases job prospects and earning potential. Find out more on the RICS website.


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  1. Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £11.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Are you immediately available for work in the Edinburgh area.
    We are looking for a team of Labourers with CSCS cards, PPE and the right attitude .
    This will be in the city centre and is ongoing min of 3 months work .
    Please get in touch 

  2. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.75 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Joiners required for various contracts and various lengths. Immediate starts available
    1st and 2nd fix joiners required, must be able to work at pace and have Blue or Gold Skills Card .
    Tools and PPE is required.
    Please call Joanne or Craig on 0141 887 1155 to discuss further.

  3. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £17.00 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Stafffinders are currently looking for Experienced Joiners for a contract in Glasgow area.
    Must have experience in all aspects of joinery.
    Immediate start !!!!
    In date Blue or Gold CSCS card.
    Own tools.
    Competetive rates of pay
    Please apply online or send your CV

  4. Bricklayer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £17.50 p/h

    Category: Bricklayer

    We are looking for a Bricklayer for ongoing work in various sites .
    You will need a Blue or Gold CSCS card or time served.  Experience in laying block. 
    Must have trowels and PPE. 
    PLease give joanne or Craig a call on 0141 887 1155

  5. Joiner 1st and 2nd fix

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Carpenter

    Stafffinders are currently looking for Experienced 1st and 2nd fix Joiner to work in Edinburgh area.
    Immediate start !!!!
    In date Blue or Gold CSCS card.
    Own tools.
    Rate of Pay £18.00/h
    For full details please contact Marta on 01418871155 or apply online.

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