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 job in Property Surveying?
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.
- 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
Similarly 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.
- 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
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.
- 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 quality of workmans contribute to ensuring the projects adhere to time scales and budgets as well as providing quality assurance.
- 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 on 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.
- HNC Building Studies or another relevant degree/ qualification coupled with 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.