Quantity Surveyors generally work in construction related projects, and can be involved all along the process. The primary role of a Quantity Surveyor is to make sure the finest technological result is attained for the best possible price. It is of the responsibility of a Quantity Surveyor to insure that all legal quality standards are met for the project.
As well as administrative and legal knowledge, a Quantity Surveyor must also have a good technical background in the field the company that hires him operates. Quantity Surveyors may also be employed by standards organizations directly, and in that case, multi-skills in technical aspects are a great advantage.
A good Quantity Surveyor must be dedicated to his work and very precise. He must be able to keep his legal and technical knowledge up to date with frequent trainings.
A Quantity Surveyor must have the following skills:
- Work in a team or independently
- Be able to interact with tact and diplomacy with co-workers
- Have solid engineering background