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Building Control Surveyor

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A building control 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 standards surveyors.

The Work

You could be:

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 £18,500 to £21,000 a year rising to between 21,000 and £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 in the range of £40,000 to £60,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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 do 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 and UK

  Scotland
2018
4760
1.2 %
RISE
2023
4818
  United Kingdom
2018
60295
3.3 %
RISE
2023
62285

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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

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Tel: 01604 404121
Website: http://www.cbuilde.com
Twitter: @cbuilde
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildeng

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
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.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 7078
E-mail: scotland@rics.org
Website: http://www.rics.org/uk
Twitter: @RICSnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors

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