Building Surveyor Jobs

Building surveyors jobs make sure that building regulations and other legislation are followed in the design and construction stages of new and altered buildings.
This is to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings, Building surveyors jobs provide for energy conservation and to make sure buildings are accessible (including for disabled people).  Before construction gets under way, building surveyors jobs check the plans, drawings and specifications to make sure they meet the regulations. Once work begins, Building surveyors jobs make site visits to ensure that it is being carried out properly.

Building surveyors jobs should have a logical approach to problem solving, have a broad knowledge of both the technical and legal aspects of building, have excellent communication skills and enjoy meeting a variety of people.

Most Building surveyors jobs direct entrants into the profession have at least two A levels/H grades or equivalent qualifications, or a degree. Some employers ask for an HND or degree in subjects such as building control surveying or civil engineering.  Building surveyors jobs often a second career, usually after experience in the construction industry.

Some Building surveyors jobs work as private approved inspectors. Local authorities are the main employers with many recruiting staff as assistant building surveyors and support them through part-time study until they achieve full professional qualification.  The bigger local authorities with large building control departments usually have well-established promotion routes, up to head of department. There may also be opportunities to diversify into other branches of surveying, to move into self-employment or consultancy work, or to specialise in areas such as fire protection.

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