Once you have become a chartered quantity surveyor, you may wish to continue working across a broad range of disciplines throughout your career. Others may choose to specialise in a certain area and develop an in-depth knowledge of that particular field. For example, you could specialise in project management, effectively controlling the whole of a project from initial design through to completion. Or you may wish to work on value engineering or risk assessment. Other specialist areas include capital allowances and tax, supply chain management and legal services such as contractual disputes.
You could also aid career progression by becoming a member of other relevant institutes such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) , The Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) (particularly useful for those who want to work in the engineering construction industries).
There are opportunities for working abroad. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) advertises vacancies with international employers through the jobs section of their website, RICS Recruit .
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