Role of Quantity Surveyor

Here is summarized quantity surveyor duties and job descriptions. The preparation of Bills and Schedules of Quantities of materials, labour and services required in the construction and equipment of building, or engineering works.

  • Visit building sites to monitor progress.

  • Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect or the client.

  • Preparation of specifications when required so to do.

  • Undertaking costs analysis for repair and maintenance project work.

  • Assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies.

  • Performing risk and value management and cost control.

  • Preparing and analysing costings for tenders.

  • Advising on procurement strategy.

  • Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks.

  • Allocating work to subcontractors.

  • Providing advice on contractual claims.

  • Analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports.

  • Valuing completed work and arranging payments.

  • Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use;

  • Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.

  • Areas requiring more specialised knowledge include: Offering advice on property taxation.

  • Providing post-occupancy advice, facilities management services and life cycle costing advice.

  • Assisting clients in locating and accessing additional and alternative sources of funds.

  • Enabling clients to initiate construction projects.

  • Advising on the maintenance costs of specific buildings.