Migrant Quantity Surveyors: In Demand and Highly Rewarded

If you're a qualified quantity surveyor looking for an exciting and rewarding career, then New Zealand is the place for you. With a shortage of qualified workers, and high demand for quantity surveyors in the Auckland region, now is the time to make the move.

The Green List is a great way to find out what sort of skills and experience are in demand in New Zealand. If you're thinking of migrating here, being on the Green List is a good way to improve your chances of getting a job.

One occupation currently in high demand is Quantity Surveyor (ANZSCO 233213). So if you're a migrant with experience and qualifications in this area, then now is a good time to consider moving to New Zealand.

In this article, we'll look at what quantity surveyors do, why there is currently a high demand for them in New Zealand, and what you need to do to be eligible for work in this occupation.

What does a Quantity Surveyor do?

A quantity surveyor is responsible for measuring, estimating, and costing building projects. In addition, they work closely with architects, engineers, and construction managers to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

Quantity surveyors typically have a degree in quantity surveying or construction economics. In New Zealand, they must also be registered with the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS).

Why is there a High Demand for Quantity Surveyors in New Zealand?

There are currently shortages of qualified quantity surveyors in New Zealand, particularly in the Auckland region. This is due to several factors, including an increase in construction activity as the economy strengthens and a lack of qualified New Zealanders entering the profession.

The high demand for quantity surveyors is expected to continue in the coming years as construction levels remain strong and the number of retiring quantity surveyors increases.

What are the Minimum Requirements for Working as a Quantity Surveyor in New Zealand?

To work as a quantity surveyor in New Zealand, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
  • Student or Affiliate Membership, or MNZIQS, of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (with an overseas degree approved by NZIQS)

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible for work as a quantity surveyor in New Zealand.

There has never been a better time to migrate to New Zealand and begin a career in quantity surveying. With high demand for qualified workers and a shortage of New Zealanders entering the profession, now is the time to make a move.

Quality of Life for a Migrant Quantity Surveyor in New Zealand?

A career as a quantity surveyor can offer you a great quality of life in New Zealand. With a high demand for qualified workers, you'll be able to find work easily and enjoy a good salary.

Quantity surveyors typically work standard office hours, Monday to Friday. However, you may sometimes need to work overtime or on weekends to meet deadlines.

The job can sometimes be stressful, especially when working on tight deadlines. However, it is also a very rewarding career that offers plenty of opportunities for growth and development.

If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career, then quantity surveying could be the perfect option.

According to the most recent data from the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the quantity surveying salary NZ is $70,000 per year. 

How can Provisas Help?

If you're interested in migrating to New Zealand and working as a quantity surveyor, then Provisas can help. We are experienced migration agents who can assist you with all aspects of the visa application process.

We can help you to gather the required documentation, prepare for your visa interview, and lodge your application. We'll also provide ongoing support throughout the visa process and after you've arrived in New Zealand.

To find out more about how we can help you, contact us today.

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