All careers

Below is a range of roles within the property sector. We have split them up into different sectors to showcase the different skills needed.

Surveying Careers

Surveyors are the experts in getting the most out of property. They use their expert knowledge and training to offer professional advice on construction and property, to make sure the most value is gained from projects.

Agency Surveyor

  • Purchase land and secure funding
  • Ensuring compliance with the conditions of the tenancy
  • Negotiate terms for landlords and tenants

Development Surveyor

  • Manage relationships
  • Understand the needs of the client
  • Identify opportunities for development through research

Building Surveyor

  • Advise on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction
  • Deal with planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations
  • Determine the condition of existing buildings, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repair

Quantity Surveyor

  • Establish the client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies to ensure their proposals will work
  • Prepare scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works

Planning Careers

Planning consultants advise on a range of matters, including what can be built where and the influence of environmental, economic, and social considerations on space. Chartered planners undertake a number of roles, such as informing land purchase decisions and facilitating urban regeneration programmes, as well as residential, employment, retail, and leisure development.

City Planner

  • Planning energy-efficient, affordable housing
  • Making sure planning regulations are followed on projects
  • Listening to the local community’s opinions at meetings you run

Specialist Careers

Brief introduction that outlines the characteristics and traits that are beneficial for someone interested in this type of career.

Sustainability Consultant

  • Understanding a building’s impact on the local community and eco-system
  • Develop practical and engaging sustainability strategies
  • Collect and analyse data and provide a report of your findings

Fun Fact

At a height of 309.6 metres, or 1,016 feet, the Shard was the tallest building in Europe at the time of construction. Towards the end of construction, a fox was found living on the 72nd floor (top floor) and staff nicknamed it Romeo.

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