Quantity Surveyors


New Zealand

Length of Position: Permanent


We are looking for Quantity Surveyors to work in New Zealand. Here is a list of your tasks:
* Study architects' and engineers' building plans
* Prepare a schedule of quantities (which involves measuring and estimating material and labour costs) used in the tendering process
We are looking for Quantity Surveyors to work in New Zealand. YOur responsibilities includes:
* Prepare reports before and during building projects showing costs of the project
* Undertake cost planning to ensure the project stays within budget
* Visit building sites to monitor progress
* Recalculate costs if design or materials change
* Prepare building feasibility studies
* Certify progress claims from contractors, which involves managing payments for contractors and suppliers, and reporting them back to the client
* Act as an arbitrator in cases of dispute between clients and building contractors
* Offer services in value management (comparing a building's cost to similar buildings)
* Prepare bank reports and offer financial advice to clients
* Prepare a statement of final account recording the actual costs of the project.


Great pay!


Fulltime Ongoing


You need to have a National Diploma in Quantity Surveying or a Bachelor of Construction (Economics or Quantity Surveying).
- Knowledge of building methods and materials
- The ability to read and interpret building plans
- Skill estimating building, material and labor costs
- An understanding of relevant legislation, including the New Zealand Building Code, the New Zealand Building Act 2004 and local by-laws an understanding of how a building site operates, including safe work practices
- Maths and basic accounting skills
- Some computer-aided design (CAD) skills
- Writing skills for producing reports
- Communication skills
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Decision-making and negotiation skills
- Planning and organizational skills.

Minimum Education


Job Types

  • Architecture
  • Business Admin, Management
  • Development
  • Engineering (Civil)
  • Environmental Management
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Occupational, Envir. Health
  • Sustainable Development


* Pay for quantity surveyors depends on where they work, and how much experience they have. A 2009 New Zealand Institute of Building survey found: * Entry-level quantity surveyors earn between 50,000 and 55,000 a year, depending on the region. Quantity surveyors in the Auckland region tend to earn from 5,000 to 10,000 a year more than quantity surveyors in other parts of New Zealand. * Intermediate-level quantity surveyors with two to five years' experience can expect to earn between 70,000 and 75,000. Senior quantity surveyors with five or more years' experience can expect to earn between 85,000 and 100,000.

Experience Required


    Ideally 3 years in the job, candidates considered on a case by case basis.

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants.

Participants Travel


Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application