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Quantity Surveyor job description
Quantity surveyors play a key role in every large construction projects. They calculate. Monitor, and control the costs of a construction project to ensure value for money. They liaise with other experts (like engineers) to ensure a project meeets legal andquality standards.
Types of projects range from housing and industrial sites, as well as retail, right through to commercial developments, roads, rail, and waterways.
Main accountabilities of Quantity Surveyor are:
- Carrying out feasibility studies to estimate costs of material, time, and labour
- Sourcing and purchasing building materials
- Preparing contracts that include quantities of required materials
- Creating reports to record ongoing cost analysis of planning and building work
- Arranging payments to contractors
- Visiting sites in order to make assessments for future work
Is that job for you?
Being successful Quantity Surveyor in Myanmar, a good knowledge of all levels of construction, along with a clear understanding of Building Regulations, are musts.
You must be able to work well as part of a team, meaning good communication skills and the ability to negotiate costs effectively are vital traits for this role. As you’ll be working with numbers for the most part of your job, excellent maths and IT skills are also a must.
Other necessary skills and attributes for a Quantity Surveyor include:
- Extensive knowledge of commercial building methods, materials, and legislation
- Budget tracking skills, analytical skils, numerical skills to calculate costs
- A technical mind and a methodical approach to problem -solving
- Excellent verbal and written communication
You should hols a degree in qualtity surveying, however, you may be able to také conversion course to qualify as a surveyor.
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