With different types of construction taking place across the world, construction industry is in ever growing mode. This has created many quantity surveyor jobs who are responsible for the cost estimation of any construction project. Common job roles of a quantity surveyor are cost consultant, commercial manager, cost engineer, quantity engineer, quantity surveyor and cost manager. TATA constructions, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Essar Group, Hindustan constructions are some of the leading companies in the country which hire quantity surveyors.
Minimum educational qualification for a quantity surveyor is diploma in civil engineering. For better career prospects in quantity surveying one should specialize in a specific area of construction such as taxation, costing advice and management.