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 :