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A Career in Quantity Surveying
If you enjoy problem solving and are adaptable, able to meet new challenges and can work well in a team, a career in quantity surveying could be for you.
Aberdeenshire Council is committed to training its staff. Our professional training scheme is registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. We will give you financial support, practical experience and mentoring as you work towards the assessment of professional competence and a professional qualification. We assist trainees through accredited courses. We train graduates. You will have direct responsibility for your own projects as soon as you can handle it. We will help you realise your potential to become a Chartered Surveyor.
Central to the design function of buildings is the quantity surveyor who advises on many and varied aspects such as cost estimates, tender preparation, control and management of costs, contractual and financial advice and valuation of the works in progress. Within Aberdeenshire Council, the quantity surveyor is an integral part of a team of professionals involved in a very extensive range of project types, some of which include new build and refurbishment of schools, offices, factories, houses, sports facilities, police and fire stations.
What qualification and experience do you need?
To qualify as a surveying technician you will require an HNC/HND equivalent together with practical training and technical assessment. On successful completion you will become a quantity surveying technician.
To qualify as a chartered surveyor you will require a BSc (Hons) degree at an accredited university together with practical training and professional competence. On successful completion you will become a chartered quantity surveyor.
There are a number of universities across Scotland that run suitable courses. Entry requirements vary but normally include Maths and English.
Alternatively, we offer opportunities for those who want to leave school and pursue academic training on a day release or correspondence learning basis. Those who choose this route will learn through experience of practical work tasks and by gaining knowledge through on the job experience supplemented by academic training.
Future Career Opportunities
We provide financial support, practical experience and mentoring as you work towards the assessment of professional competence and a professional qualification. We assist trainees through accredited courses and we train graduates. In time you will have direct responsibility for your own projects. We will help you realise your potential to become a Chartered Surveyor.
For further information contact:
Quantity Surveying Manager
Telephone: 01467 536448
For further information regarding careers in Quantity Surveying contact:
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
12 Great George Street