​What is a Graduate Quantity Surveyor?

A Graduate Quantity Surveyor is an entry-level position in the field of construction that involves a wide range of responsibilities related to the financial and contractual aspects of construction projects.

The role of a Graduate Quantity Surveyor in construction is critical to supporting the success of a construction project, as they help ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget, while also managing risks and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

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What are the typical duties and activities for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor?

From employer to employer the description of a Graduate Quantity Surveyor job will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Cost Planning and Estimating: The QS will work with the design team to estimate the cost of a project, and will use various techniques such as benchmarking and cost databases to help ensure that the project is delivered within budget.

  • Procurement: The QS will work with the project team to identify potential suppliers and subcontractors, obtain quotes and bids, and make recommendations to the project team regarding the selection of suppliers and subcontractors.

  • Contract Administration: The QS will be responsible for drafting, reviewing, and administering contracts, and will help ensure that all parties are meeting their contractual obligations.

  • Cost Management: The QS will monitor and control costs throughout the project, including preparing cost reports, assessing change orders, and managing the payment process.

  • Risk Management: The QS will identify and manage risks related to the project, such as changes in scope or unforeseen events that may impact the project timeline or budget.

Skills required to be a successful Graduate Quantity Surveyor

To be successful in a Graduate Quantity Surveyor job, the below skills are important;

  • Strong Numerical and Analytical Skills

  • Attention to Detail

  • Communication Skills

  • Time Management and Organisation

  • Commercial Awareness

  • IT Skills

  • Problem-Solving Skills

How can we help with your Graduate Quantity Surveyor job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Graduate Quantity Surveyors across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Graduate Quantity Surveyors and secure the market's leading Graduate Quantity Surveyor jobs.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right Graduate Quantity Surveyor jobs to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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