Use this letter example to apply for the latest Quantity Surveyor job vacancies. The role of a Quantity Surveyor manages all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Surveyors seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. Many of these are specified by statutory building regulations, which the surveyor needs to understand and adhere to.
A quantity surveyor may work for either the client or the contractor, working in an office or on-site. They are involved in a project from the start, preparing estimates and costs of the work. When the project is in progress, quantity surveyors keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.
Quantity Surveyor Cover Letter Sample
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Quantity Surveyor
I am applying or the position of a quantity surveyor. I feel that I have the perfect qualification for the job as I have a master’s degree in quantity surveying which has been approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, having studied this after doing a civil engineering degree. While studying for the master’s degree part-time, I also worked as a technical surveyor. This helped to understand more about what would be required of me in a role of a quantity surveyor and gave me relevant experience and skills. I feel that I already had the logical mind and problem solving skills but I was able to develop these further and learn more about design and costings.
I also was able to apply my report writing skills to actual, rather than theoretical situations and work together with other likeminded people as well as the rest of the team on site. Working in this role also made me realise that this sort of work was perfect for me and gave me the drive to make sure that I passed my master’s degree so that I could pursue the career that I really want. I am therefore extremely enthusiastic about pursuing this role especially with a company like yours that I look up to.