A Buyer is involved in all aspects of a building project from pre-construction through to construction.
They measure quantities from project drawings and obtain prices for different materials, thus enabling the accurate placing of orders. Buyers are a key member of the project team, negotiating costs, meeting/assessing sub-contractors and suppliers and organising the materials and labour required for each project. On traditional contracts, Buyer involvement includes design development with consultants and sub-contractors.
- Attention to detail
- Design and technology
- Problem solving
“The most interesting part of my job is building relationships with people and helping to develop projects of the highest quality”
Wendy Bass – Buyer