Surveyor

Surveyor

Surveyors will provide professional advice on construction projects and generally will have responsibility for leading a team to follow their recommendations.


The Role

  • Ensuring projects are completed to schedule
  • Managing budgets
  • Preparing designs from specifications
  • Assessing the condition of existing buildings
  • Identifying potential defects
  • Advising on energy efficiency and environmental impact
  • Working on the conservation of historic structures
  • Managing planning applications
  • Advising on relevant legal requirements and legislation
  • Considering health and safety implications
  • Typically, surveyors work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm.
  • It is uncommon for overnight or weekend work to apply but could in exceptional circumstances.

Salary

  • Newly trained surveyors can earn in the region of £16,000£26,000
  • Trained with experience surveyors can earn in the region of £20,000£32,000
  • Senior or chartered surveyors can earn in the region of £32,000£45,000

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.

Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.

 


Qualifications and Training

There are no formal qualifications required for becoming a surveyor; however, you may want to complete GCSE’s in Mathematics and English or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.

To pursue a senior position a BSc Honours Degree in surveying, engineering or construction in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require a Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant body.

However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered. 

 

A Day in the life of...

Michael Bloss

Michael Bloss is a Project Surveyor for Wates Construction Ltd.

Read moreabout Michael Bloss

Next Steps

Vacancies

Check out the latest Surveyor vacancies: 

As these are external websites, the number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary. 

Check daily to see new opportunities as they are posted!

Find out more

For information on the Surveyor role in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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