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The role of a property surveyor, also known as a building surveyor, land surveyor or chartered surveyor, is to provide expert advice in regards to costs in construction projects, as well as in repairs and renovations. These highly skilled individuals may find work within architecture and engineering firms, as well as with property management companies and public organisations and work closely with construction managers, engineers and architects.
Successful surveyors must have strong mathematical and communication skills and should have a bachelor’s degree in the field. One should also be accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Association of Building Engineers (ABE), the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) or Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Persons working as a chartered surveyor see average salaries of about £37,500 per year, though salaries range from around £30,000 per year to in excess of £40,000 per year. Graduate surveyors will typically attract junior-level salaries of between £15,000 and £22,000 per annum.


If you are interested in the job of a Property Surveyor you must be very knowledgeable about how sites and building such as water routes, high ways, roads, bridges and mines are measured. Candidates must also be able to utilise the necessary instruments and technologies. Work can be found in agencies within the government and construction or building consulting companies.
This job can take Property Surveyors to various locations; not only within their own countries as development occurs globally. For international companies Surveyors may travel the world building roadways and highways through cleared mountains, and forests. Needless to say depending on which company you work for and where the salary package is very beneficial.
A Property Surveyor usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Analysing progress reports
• Following health and safety regulations
• Delegating work responsibilities to subcontractors
• Reviewing project tenders
• Advising necessary co-workers on procurement strategy
• Making sure job is done according to specifications
• Conducting risk assessment and cost control


• Being able to exercise excellent vision and depth perception
• Being autonomous and team oriented
• Being detailed oriented
• Being driven, committed and efficient
• Being highly analytical and perceptive
• Being innovative and creative
• Being professional, courteous and respectful
• Managing time and projects
• Managing time, projects and people
• Understanding scientific, mathematical and other numeric data
• Utilising precision and technological instruments


Property Surveyors are required to have the necessary qualifications in Building Studies, Land Surveying courses. The following Certifications are acceptable:
•    BTEC
•    MRICS
Employers expect Property Surveyors to be flexible, professional, and attentive to detail and have a solid and extensive technical knowledge. Persons who are interested in this career should pursue technical and building subjects from the high school, diploma and degree level for maximum success and an extensive knowledge base.

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