Quantity Surveying

Here at Artelia we are seeking bright graduates that are looking to work in the construction industry. Quantity Surveyors are an integral part of the construction consultancy team, responsible for all the cost planning and management throughout the life cycle of a project. A Quantity Surveyor ensures that construction projects are completed on time and within budget. Ensuring value for money can mean much more than just saving on costs; throughout the entirety of a project you will be responsible for:

  • Cost planning and management
  • Risk management
  • Lifecycle costing
  • Budget monitoring
  • Dispute advice
  • Procurement advice
  • Profitability and efficiency planning
  • Value engineering
  • Communication between Project Management and Construction

As a key member of the construction team, you will work closely with Project Managers, the Design Team and other stakeholders to ensure you deliver value for money.

Graduate Scheme Structure

Take Responsibility

During your first year of the graduate programme you will gain all the core skills to build your career as a Quantity Surveyor. You will have the opportunity to get fully involved in projects right from the start – working closely with experienced Quantity Surveyors. The role is incredibly varied, no two projects are the same and all have different demands at each stage. You will be managing relationships with colleagues, clients and a variety of stakeholders – based not just in the office, but out on client sites too. By the end of the year, there is an expectation that you will be given full responsibility for the cost management of one of your own projects.

Diverse possibilities

After completing your first year at Artelia, you will begin to take on greater responsibility for cost managing projects. You will rotate between different units within the UK office to stretch your Quantity Surveying skills and practical knowledge. There are a wide range of opportunities available. Together with your mentor, you could decide to:

  • Develop expertise in the use of BIM for cost estimating and cost management
  • Diversify into specialist areas of knowledge, such as contract, procurement etc
  • Build experience in a particular sector such as education, heritage and historic buildings
  • Broaden your skills to encompass Employers Agent and Contract Administrator roles to your portfolio


The third year of the programme has been created to expand your horizons, develop your skill set and finalise your path to Chartership. You will be given increasing responsibility, opening up an ever-increasing range of challenging and interesting leadership opportunities.

You will be taught to simultaneously manage multiple cost management projects and take responsibility for managing your own portfolio of projects. You will have the opportunity of working as part of a team delivering high profile major projects not only in the UK, but also internationally.

This programme is flexible and can be adapted to meet your needs and the needs of our clients. There are no restrictions for graduates and the speed at which you progress at Artelia will be completely down to you, your ability, and the opportunities available. Chartership with the RICS through the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) does however require 3 years relevant work experience with an RICS accredited degree (or 5 years experience without) before the assessment can be taken.