Job Description Template: Quantity Surveyor

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Quantity Surveyor position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Quantity Surveyor Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$49,600–$155,100 (Suggested salary range for this role from Indeed)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As a Quantity Surveyor at [Company], you’ll turn conceptual designs into real buildings and spaces using a blend of analytical precision and construction innovation. Your expertise in cost consulting, risk management, and contractual advice will guide our projects. The Quantity Surveyor shapes our built environment with professionalism and strategic vision.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Estimate and manage the cost of construction projects from inception to completion to keep projects within budget
  • Assess project specifications and designs to find ways to reduce costs without compromising on quality and performance
  • Identify financial risks associated with projects and develop strategies to mitigate these risks
  • Prepare contract documents, including bills of quantities, and negotiate the terms and conditions of contracts with clients and contractors
  • Oversee timely payment for projects, including the calculation, valuation, and agreement on work completed and payments to contractors
  • Monitor project progress and costs, update budgets, and manage changes to the project scope or contract
  • Advise on procurement strategies and assist with the selection and appointment of contractors
  • Assist in resolving disputes between contracting parties, which may involve analysis of completed work, negotiation, or arbitration
  • Ensure all project work complies with building regulations and health and safety legislation
  • Evaluate projects for environmental impact and advise on sustainable building practices and materials

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 5+ years of work experience in accounting or a similar role
  • Proven knowledge of US GAAP, laws, and regulations
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills
  • Tax software, QuickBooks, and Microsoft 365 proficiency
  • CPA credentials

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Experience estimating the costs, materials, and labor needed for construction projects
  • Understanding of construction contracts, procurement, and tendering processes
  • Familiarity with quantity surveying and project management software (e.g., AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Project)
  • Competence in identifying, analyzing, and mitigating risks associated with construction projects

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Remote program: Virtual team-building events, internet stipend, and ongoing support
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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