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Best jobs in Property Surveying – Public Sector

Ali Wibroe

Managing Consultant

Jul 21, 2022

The public property services sector is vast, with a huge variety of technical and support roles keeping the building construction industry and building works on track and up to standard.

Whether you aspire to work in a more office-based role or out in the field, here are some of the best roles within the public Property Surveying sector that we recruit for.

What makes them the best? Well, from the expertise required to their benefits packages, we’ve gone through our list of roles and broken down the day-to-day responsibilities as well as the qualifications you’d need to secure yourself a job in the industry.

But what are some of the best jobs in Property Surveying?

Building Surveyors

Building Surveyors are highly skilled individuals in Property services. They have the essential role of diagnosing building defects/ faults and contributing to the design and construction of all types of buildings, historic and modern. Building Surveyors can identify issues with maintenance and building quality on new and existing buildings. They can spot issues before they become problems by creating detailed reports on faults and their fixes.

Qualifications needed:

  • A degree in surveying, construction, civil engineering, and building engineering or a degree accredited by RICS or the Chartered Institute of Building (not always necessary)
  • 2 years’ industry experience
  • RICS professional assessment interview — or Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Average salary: £36,000 to £40,000

Average hourly rate within the public sector – £28 – £34 per hour

Repairs and Maintenance Surveyor

Similar to Building Surveyors, Maintenance Surveyors provide building inspection services for housing management companies. Repairs and Maintenance surveyors are usually called upon to assess common household issues but are essential in ensuring that works are scheduled and completed in conjunction with procedures and regulations.

Qualifications needed:

  • A degree in surveying, business studies, economics, estate management, land and property development or a degree accredited by RICS or the Chartered Institute of Building (not always necessary)
  • 2 years’ industry experience
  • RICS professional assessment interview — or Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)

Average salary: £40,000 to £45,000

Average hourly rate within the public sector – £24 – £30 per hour

Project Managers

In Property services, a Project Manager oversees large-scale construction projects. This can include maintenance programmes, refurbishments, extensions & new build properties. Project Managers need to be confident leaders and team players as they need to liaise with and organise specialist consultants to deliver different aspects of projects from project inception and design through to completion and handover.

Qualifications needed:

  • A degree or qualification in building studies and building engineering, surveying and civil engineering, construction engineering, construction management

Average salary: £40,000 to £44,000

Average daily rate within the public sector – £300 – £350 per day

Clerk of Works

A Clerk of Works has the essential job of working on-site with Project Managers and specialist consultants. Their role is to ensure that the quality of workers contributes to ensuring the projects adhere to time scales and budgets as well as providing quality assurance.

Qualifications needed:

  • HNC, HND, foundation degree, or degree in construction or engineering

Average salary: £41,500 to £44,000

Average hourly rate within the public sector – £26 – £32 per hour

Stock Condition Surveyors

These specialist surveyors are responsible for consolidating reports on the condition of existing property portfolios for businesses. They inspect and survey a property, then upload their findings to a database. The purpose of this is for organisations to prepare planned works programmes for the Building Surveyors and Project Managers to deliver in the future.

Qualifications needed:

  • HNC Building Studies or another relevant degree/ qualification coupled with an accredited HHSRS Assessor

Average salary: £30,000 – £34,000

Average hourly rate within the public sector – £25 – £30 per hour

Want a job in Property Surveying?

Do any of these roles excite you? Whether you want to expand your skillset or move into a new role, our Property Services team are available to share their knowledge with you. Get in touch by calling the office on 020 7766 9000 or email info@oysterpartnership.com

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Managing Consultant

Ali Wibroe

Ali started her Recruitment career at Oyster, and now just nearly six years down the line, she heads up our entire Property and Surveying temp team. That, in a nutshell, encapsulates Ali’s skill, ambition, and desire to excel. But it takes more than that to be a great manager. Ali’s caring, open-minded, and loyal personality makes her popular, not just across her team, but the whole company.

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