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Building Standards Surveyor

building standards surveyor onsite looking at plans with other worker

A building standards surveyor makes sure that construction work meets with planning and building regulations regarding foundations, safety, fire control, public health, accessibility and energy conservation. Projects range from small housing extensions to large building developments.

They are also known as building control surveyors.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for a graduate building control surveyor is around £25,000 a year rising to £30,000 a year with some experience. After several years' experience you can earn between £30,000 and £40,000. Senior building control officers can earn up to £60,000 a year.

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Getting In

There are several ways to qualify as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

The majority of building control surveyors work with local authorities, but some work for private companies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5307
1.5 %
RISE
2029
5388
  United Kingdom
2024
58916
3.6 %
RISE
2029
61020

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

You can work towards professional accreditation by RICS or the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

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