Careers

Uninova Construction offers an exciting career in an innovative environment among capable and committed colleagues.
Develop yourself professionally
You will become part of a company which every day commences new construction and civil engineering projects in Russia.
We work in a project-oriented way and share knowledge with our colleagues and other collaboration partners.
With us, you will have excellent opportunities to develop yourself both professionally and personally.

Engineer Quantity Surveyor

22.10.2012

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a surveyor vary from day to day but most projects include the following stages:

  • carrying out initial ‘feasibility’ studies, in order to assess costs and materials and estimate the amount of time a project will take
  • ensuring that materials to be used during construction match up to environmental guidelines
  • negotiating costs and working with vendors to draw up bids for contracts
  • monitoring the construction of a building project to ensure costs and materials are in line with the initial assessment
  • updating the client on the progress of the project, with particular reference to financial matters
  • advising the client on any legal or contractual issues that arise during the project
  • representing the client if and when disputes arise
  • staying up-to-date on new standards in construction, property and surveying
  • preparing and maintaining financial records
  • preparing schedules
  • writing reports
  • monitoring maintenance, demolition and renovation costs of a building once it is up and running

Qualifications

Quantity surveyors are usually expected to have a degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject such as civil or structural engineering, construction or surveying. To be classed as a qualified surveyor, degrees and other qualifications must be accredited by the RICS (Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors) or the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) so graduates with a non-accredited degree are required to undertake a further postgraduate course in surveying. Many employees offer graduate training schemes, which allow trainees to acquire the necessary accredited qualifications whilst working. For graduates with a degree in construction or engineering there are also distance learning courses available, run by the College of Estate Management, which act as a conversion course to surveying from a relevant field. For those without a degree but with a BTEC, HND or other foundation qualification, it is often possible to start work as a surveying technician which enables employees to learn on the job and take the necessary qualifications to become an accredited surveyor whilst working.