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Building Standards Surveyor

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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

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The starting salary for a graduate building control surveyor is around £21,000 a year rising to £27,000 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

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2021
5146
2.9 %
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2026
5297

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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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