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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Job Listings

  1. Ground Worker

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client a well-established Civil Engineering and Building Contractor based in Scotland
    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing projects in the Glasgow area.
    All candidates must have:
    CSCS card
    IPAF, Harness.
    Duties will include General labouring and Concrete Repairs
    This vacancy is ...

  2. Labourers - Edinburgh City Centre

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.50 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    My client is looking for numerous general labourers based in Livingston. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with a rate of £10.50 (umbrella) per hour. 
    You will be working on a large scale development, approximately 12 months with possibility of an extension for the right candidates. 
    General labourer ...

  3. 1st/2nd fix Joiners - Ongoing work

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    My client is looking for numerous 1st fix/2nd fix joiners, in Edinburgh city centre. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with a great rate of £18 per hour. 
    You will be working on a large scale commercial development, long term work for the right candidates.
    What you will ...

  4. Quantity Surveyor

    Location: Inverclyde

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Surveyor - Quantity

    My client is a not for profit affordable housing provider who is seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join their team.
    Key Responsibilities:

    Oversee the financial and commercial relationships with suppliers and subsidiary organisations.
    cost analysis and financial planning and provide full management reports.
    Responsible for successful costing, billing and appraisal ...

  5. Plumber

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Plumber

    Staffinders are recruiting of behalf a dynamic and expanding organisation looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work as part of their team. 
    The Role
    You will be working closely with both public and private sector clients and requires a good communicator and team player with good IT skills ...