As a quantity surveyor, you are required to calculate the amount of materials needed for building work as well as how much it will cost. You will oversee all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects. Quantity surveyors ultimately ensure that the project is completed within the proposed budget.
The Job Scope
- Managing feasibility studies to approximate materials, time and labour costs.
- Working out, negotiating and analysing costs for tenders and contracts.
- Coordination of work effort.
- Advising on a range of legal and contractual issues.
- Valuing completed work and arranging for payments.
- Monitor and keep track of project progress.
- Commercial vetting of sub-contractor tenders and contracts.
An early career for quantity surveyors with 1 year of experience earns an average compensation of RM31,000 or RM2,580 a month.
A quantity surveyor who has had over 5-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of RM54,000 or RM4,500 a month.