Quantity surveyors (also known as construction economists, or cost managers) have a lot of responsibilities! Estimating and monitoring construction costs, ensuring that the project is within budget, tax depreciation schedules, replacement cost estimation for insurance and, mediation and arbitration. Quantity surveyors also advise on development feasibility, procurement routes, and contractual management. You need to be analytical, logical, and good with figures. You need good oral and written communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team or by yourself.
Interested? Check out a degree in Quantity Surveying.