Building Surveyor Jobs

If you enjoy problem solving and are interested in the design and construction of buildings, consider a career as a building surveyor.  You'll deliver advice on construction and property projects and undertake Building Surveyor Jobs which deliver advice in the form of structured reports, known as Building Surveys.

Typical projects include existing buildings, buildings of architectural or historic importance and the development of new ones. You may implement preventative measures to keep buildings in good condition and look for ways to make buildings sustainable. In addition, you'll look to identify structural issues and provide means to rectify such defects, as well as checking the plans, drawings and specifications for new buildings.

Core responsibilities and duties - building surveying

Building surveyor jobs will vary depending upon the project or the employing organisation. However, the main job duties will often consist of the below:

  • Analyse the condition of current buildings, detailing defects and introducing means to solve and prevent such defects.
  • Prepare and cost project designs for future buildings.
  • Advise clients on projects and provide clients with support regarding health and safety features of buildings.
  • Ensure buildings are completed to a high standard whilst remaining within budget.
  • Provide guidelines to preserve and maintain historical buildings.

What do you need for building surveying jobs

Successful Building Surveyors will have strong technical knowledge regarding building surveying. Most employers ask for an HND or Degree in subjects such as Building Control Surveying or Civil Engineering. Generally, Building Surveyors work 40 hours per week, however, more hours may be required dependent on the needs of certain clients.

As at 2020, graduate Building Surveyors can expect to earn between £22,000 to £26,000, with this figure rising to £44,000 to £50,000 for more experienced senior surveyors.

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  1. Shuttering Joiner

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders require shuttering joiners for ongoing work in Edinburgh.
    Previous experience working on busy civils projects is essential to be considered for this role.
    Must have CSCS card, tools and PPE
    Ongoing work and various contract lengths available.

  2. Dumper

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders require groundworkers with dumper/roller tickets for ongoing work in Edinburgh. 
    Previous experience of working on busy construction sites is essential.
    Various contracts and various lengths availalble. 
    Must have CSCS card, PPE and dumper/roller.

  3. Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £11.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Are you immediately available for work in the Edinburgh area.
    We are looking for a team of Labourers with CSCS cards, PPE and the right attitude .
    This will be in the city centre and is ongoing min of 3 months work .
    Please get in touch 

  4. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.75 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Joiners required for various contracts and various lengths. Immediate starts available
    1st and 2nd fix joiners required, must be able to work at pace and have Blue or Gold Skills Card .
    Tools and PPE is required.
    Please call Joanne or Craig on 0141 887 1155 to discuss further.

  5. Bricklayer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £17.50 p/h

    Category: Bricklayer

    We are looking for a Bricklayer for ongoing work in various sites .
    You will need a Blue or Gold CSCS card or time served.  Experience in laying block. 
    Must have trowels and PPE. 
    PLease give joanne or Craig a call on 0141 887 1155

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