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Surveyor - Quantity

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A quantity surveyor estimates the costs of a building or engineering project from its beginning to completion. Contractors base their tenders on this. Once the project is under way, the quantity surveyor continually monitors its progress and actual costs.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

You would usually start as an assistant quantity surveyor earning between £20,000 and £25,000 a year, depending on experience. A chartered quantity surveyor with relevant experience could earn between £30,000 and £40,000 a year. Higher earners can earn up to £55,000 year or more.

Conditions

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Getting In

You gain chartered or associate status by following one of the routes approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

In addition to the above:

Many quantity surveyors work in private practices, large construction or engineering companies, and in the public sector - for local authorities or agencies such as the Ministry of Defence. There are also jobs in housing associations, health trusts and in the oil industry. Some jobs are largely office based; in others more time is spent on site.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2020
3560
1.7 %
RISE
2025
3620

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Tel: 01344 630700
E-mail: reception@ciob.org.uk
Website: https://www.ciob.org/
Twitter: @theCIOB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theCIOB

Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Tel: 01344 630700
Website: http://www.cices.org
Twitter: @CharteredICES
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chartered-Institution-of-Civil-Engineering-Surveyors-ICES/142736385763313?ref=sgm

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 7078
E-mail: scotland@rics.org
Website: http://www.rics.org/uk
Twitter: @RICSnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors

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