Rosa Godsman has joined ACT Construction (Europe) Ltd as a Senior Project Surveyor. She is part of the commercial team and will assist with the preparation of quotations, as well as monitoring and controlling the financial aspects of projects post contract.

A wealth of experience

Rosa’s experience in the industry is wide ranging. After graduating from Glasgow College of Building and Printing in 1986 with a BSc in Quantity Surveying, her first job was with a traditional QS consultancy practice. She learned many solid QS practices and procedures that have stayed with her throughout her career. 

Curious to experience another side of surveying, Rosa then worked for a major contractor on large projects in a variety of sectors. 

After a short break, she returned to working life in local authority, which gave her more experience, this time in another environment within the construction sector.

Feeling ready to step back into a commercial environment, Rosa moved to a large international QS consultancy practice, where she worked with a variety of clients and on a range of projects.

A decade in academia

Another career change – and a different kind of challenge – came when Rosa became a part- time support staff member tutoring students on a BSc in Quantity Surveying programme.

She then took up a full-time post as a lecturer and progressed to becoming Programme Leader for both the full-time and part-time programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University.  She enjoyed 10 years in academia.

A return to industry

Eventually Rosa decided that she wanted to again have “a finger on the pulse of what was actually happening” in the ever-evolving surveying world and she made a move back into the industry. 

Rosa says: “I am excited about being back in an industry environment with ACT. I enjoy being involved in projects on site and watching the built environment grow in front of me.

“My role will be to help and support the team to grow business and ensure that ACT continues to run a profitable business, while providing value-for-money service to clients.”

Rosa’s husband Ken is the managing director of ACT. They have four children.