A quantity surveyor is responsible for the financial tracking of activities on construction projects. A QS compiles bills of quantities, as well as carrying out estimating and dealing with contract administration. During a project a quantity surveyor may be measuring quantities and materials on site, they regularly engage in negotiation with various stakeholders, and also deal with the settlement of final accounts at the end of a project. Generally a QS will hold a third level qualification in quantity surveying or construction economics. There are plentiful career opportunities for quantity surveyors in the construction sector including jobs with main contractors, various subcontractors, and professional quantity surveying firms.
Waterford City is the principal City in the South East of Ireland. The City covers an area of 4,157 hectares and has a population of 50,000 living in the City and its suburbs. A further 150,000 people live within 50 kms of the City and commute the short distance to Waterford City to work, shop and access the rich and varied cultural opportunities in the City. County Waterford offers a dazzling 147 kilometres coastline, with 49 beaches, beautiful river valleys, lakes and two dramatic ranges of very accessible mountains.