A quantity surveyor is a person who involves in the project from the word A to the word Z of the project. He will make the estimation of the project and he will make the budget requirements and he will monitor the usage of material, men, machine and money during the execution of the project. He will be auditing the accounts, material used during the progress of the project and advise the management accordingly.
You should be willing to work outdoors and move around. You should not think of sitting somewhere and doing the works. You should be on the cosntruction site also as required. You should consider all the rates of the products and for that, you have to get correct estimations. You should be good at costing and you should be good at controlling the manpower. You should be good in mathematics and you should be able to observe the things sharply. Once you acquire all these qualities you will excel well in that profession.
If you want to progress in your career hard work, sincerity, loyalty to the organisation, focus on the job and interest to learn are the key requirements. Once you develop these qualities you will progress in your career. Be truthful to you and learn skills that are required then you will progress well in the company. Don't talk lose with colleagues and don't believe 100%, anybody. They may act very nice to you but they will carry your words to others. Don't comment about your boss with anyone.
If you start minding your job and concentrate on the important issues mentioned above you will definitely progress in your career.