Vickerstock have recently seen a significant rise in the request from local Northern Ireland firms for Project Manager and Quantity Surveyors to facilitate with building projects abroad.
Travelling for work may seem like a hindrance for some due to certain lifestyle circumstances, e.g. Family, pets, etc. However, there are many really positive and encouraging benefits that go alongside travel - it’s not all just “work…work…work…”
We wanted to outline the benefits of working abroad, with a focus on project management / QS positions, to give individuals who are considering this line of work more confidence to pursue this career direction.
Professional growth: Working in a foreign country can provide project managers and quantity surveyors with the opportunity to work on different types of projects, gain new skills and experiences, and develop a broader understanding of the industry.
Increased marketability: Working abroad can make project managers and quantity surveyors more attractive to potential employers, as they will have experience working in different markets and cultures.
Cultural awareness: Working in a different country can help project managers and quantity surveyors develop a deeper understanding of different cultures, which can be important when working with international clients or colleagues.
Networking: Working abroad can provide project managers and quantity surveyors with the opportunity to build professional networks in different parts of the world, which can be beneficial for future career opportunities or business ventures.
Language acquisition: Working in a foreign country can provide project managers and quantity surveyors with the opportunity to learn or improve their language skills, which can be useful when working with international clients or colleagues.
Adventure and travel opportunities: Working as a project manager or quantity surveyor abroad can provide the opportunity to travel and experience new cultures, which can be both personally and professionally enriching.
Sydney Long, Recruitment Resourcer for the Construction Industry at Vickerstock has received significate interest in her ‘travel required’ positions. Most people said they were ‘curious’ to find out more about travelling, and once discussed did not realise the many options that were available to them for that perfect work life balance whilst incorporating all of the above benefits.
Overall, working abroad as a project manager or quantity surveyor can provide a range of benefits, including professional growth, increased marketability, cultural awareness, networking opportunities, language acquisition, and adventure and travel opportunities.
If you wish to hear more about live positions offering travel with work, contact Sydney Long on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly on 028 90 313 720 (Belfast Office) / 01 526 7473 (Dublin Office).