SurveyorsChartered Surveyors are professionals who measure, value, protect and enhance the world’s physical assets – from skyscrapers to football stadiums, festival sites to forests, shopping centres to houses.

It’s a broad profession, with all sorts of career paths open to you. The main disciplines of surveying practice fall into three broad sectors:

  • Property
  • Construction
  • Land

Land

There are a range of specialisms in this area including:

  • Environment: specialists in all aspects of the management, monitoring and assessment of buildings, land and construction, these surveyors work in areas such as environmental management and auditing, risk management, contaminated land, urban regeneration and town planning.
  • Geomatics: Analysing information about the land and the sea bed, these surveyors work with geographic information systems, land and hydrographic surveying, mapping and positioning, global and local navigation systems, engineering survey, land registration, boundary identification, land law, cartography, ocean bed and resource surveys.
  • Minerals & Waste Management: Mineral surveyors need a practical knowledge of mining, quarrying, surveying, geology, economics, mining law and relevant legislation. Waste management, including disposal and recycling, is a fast growing area.
  • Planning & Development: Assessing the physical and social impact of built environment takes into account design, build quality, IT, climate, transport, and sources of renewable energy. These surveyors promote efficient land management.
  • Rural: With expertise in consultancy and planning, real estate, environmental management, rental and lease reviews, auctioning and valuation, surveyors in this area give advice to farmers and landowners on unlocking the value of their assets, selling livestock, diversification, change of land use and rural management.

Property

  • Arts & Antiques: Chartered arts & antiques surveyors work with valuable and curious artifacts; advising on their value, care, sale and acquisition - privately or by auction.
  • Commercial Property: Surveyors in this sector are involved in the purchase, sale, management and leasing of business premises, negotiations between landlords and tenants, and strategic management of corporate property portfolios, as well as developing telecoms networks' infrastructure and the valuation of land and building.
  • Dispute Resolution: This area of discipline includes rent reviews, lease renewals, building contracts, boundary disputes, valuation, planning disputes, and professional negligence, as well as advising on conflict avoidance and acting as arbitrators, adjudicators, mediators and experts.
  • Facilities Management: This refers to the management of the services that support a business, including relocation, health and safety, outsourcing, procurement, property management and utilities and services.
  • Machinery & Business Assets: This area covers the valuation and sale of a firm's machinery, equipment and business assets - from oil refineries to websites - which is important for insurance, accounting, insolvency, compulsory purchase, taxation, and market value purposes.
  • Management Consultancy: In providing impartial advice, a management consultant could be involved with developing a real estate acquisition plan, a local authority leisure strategy or a corporate recovery programme, handling insolvency or helping a manufacturer overcome production problems.
  • Residential Property: The specialism with the highest public profile, this can involve acting as an agent, broker or auctioneer in a sale, the management, valuation and surveying of public or private property and overseeing the contractual relationship between landlords and tenants, as well as giving advice on investment and development.
  • Valuation: Valuation of property, land and business assets is a core skill that plays a vital role in bank lending, accounting, investment, taxation, and many other activities.

Construction

  • Building control: Essential in relation to the design, use and costing of buildings, this profession encompasses all aspects of building regulations, health and safety, environment issues, licensing, energy efficiency and sound and fire insulation.
  • Building Surveying: From supervising the development of multi-million pound office blocks to restoring historic buildings, right through to home extensions, chartered building surveyors use their expertise to provide advice on property and construction projects: residential, commercial, industrial, leisure, agricultural and retail.
  • Project Management: Project management surveyors are responsible for coordinating the entire development process to maximise efficiency, economy, communication and successful completion of each specific project.
  • Quantity Surveying: From working on the latest sports stadiums to iconic buildings from around the world, quantity surveyors have strong financial, analytical, interpretative and teamwork skills.

More Information: WORK EXPERIENCE IN FIRST YEAR IN PROPERTY

More information: SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN PROPERTY  

More information: GRADUATE SCHEMES IN CONSTRUCTION

 

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