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The lowdown on QS demand in NZ

Quantity Surveyor jobs in Auckland, New Zealand

The lowdown on QS demand in NZ

The New Zealand construction sector continues to see strong growth matched by a corresponding need for skilled professionals.

As a specialist construction and engineering recruitment firm we’re seeing extremely high demand for candidates across all disciplines but recently there’s been a surge of enquiries for quantity surveyors.

Half of the current vacancies listed on our website are for QS professionals. Most are at a senior level in and around Auckland but there are plenty of opportunities across New Zealand for those with three to five years in commercial construction to progress their careers towards senior level.

Quantity Surveyor jobs in Auckland


Here’s a quick checklist of the essential skills we’re looking for:

  • Experience with medium and major companies
  • Ideally degree-level qualification but diploma also OK
  • Highly motivated
  • A good career history that doesn’t involve a lot of jumping around between employers
  • A track record of completing projects on time and within budget
  • Strong technical knowledge, leadership skills and a very keen eye for detail.



In return, successful candidates can expect a generous remuneration package with salaries ranging from NZ$70-100,000 for intermediate QSs and up to $170,000 for experienced senior QSs.

Auckland is an extremely busy market that offers long-term work security and exciting opportunities to fast track your career. Christchurch and Wellington remain buoyant and we do receive regular enquiries from regional firms.

We welcome applications from overseas candidates with the right experience. Many internationally recognised qualifications can be easily transferred to New Zealand, for example the UK’s Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has an office in Auckland.

So whether you’re already working here and looking for the next step of your QS career, or considering a move to NZ for a fresh career challenge and the famous Kiwi lifestyle we’d like to hear from you.

Check out our vacancies page or register now and we’ll match you with top firms keen to review your application.