3rd November, 2022
Case Studies


Cross Tay Link Road Site Office, Stormontfield Road, Scone


November 2022


Matthew Rose, Intermediate Quantity Surveyor

‘What I like most about the job are the challenges and variety, no day is the same and no project is the same.

The project I’m currently on the Cross Tay Link Road is totally different from my previous role working on electricity sub-station in the Shetlands.’

Career change

Matthew is an Intermediate Quantity Surveyor which means he is recently qualified. He finished the BAM Nuttall apprenticeship programme along with his HND at Leeds College of Building last year and because he qualified with a distinction, he was eligible to progress to honours degree level, which he did and is due to graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University next year.

Construction wasn’t Matthew’s first career choice he did three years of a teaching and psychology degree at Strathclyde University before realising it wasn’t for him and deciding to fall back on a summer’s work experience he had with BAM to help him swap careers.

What he does

Matthew's typical tasks involve contracts and procurement, recording and monitoring variations to the contract, and finding out the costs involved along with reviewing tender documents. Measuring the progress of valuing construction work. Additionally, he monitors profit and loss and forecasts costs.

Talking up engineering

Matthew is passionate about telling young people about the variety of careers available in construction and recently went back to school in in his home county of Ayrshire to give a talk at a careers fair.

‘When I was growing up in Ayrshire there never really was any opportunities to find out about what this industry could offer so I want try and help change that. In an ideal world everyone would know when they were leaving school what they wanted to do. But in the real world this is not the case. I want to ensure young people at least know engineering and construction are a viable option for them.’

The Cross Tay Link Road is phase two of the Perth Transport Futures project which will deliver a more efficient and better-connected transport system and a cleaner city centre environment.