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.

Urban Designer

  • Understand the needs of the people using the space through research
  • Work with planners and surveyors to ensure local policies and guidelines are followed
  • Building relationships with planners, architects, politicians and local community

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

Environmental Planner

  • Assess the effects of planning proposals on people or the environment
  • Promote environmental education and awareness
  • Keep up to date with environmental legislation

Specialist Careers

H&S and Compliance Advisor

  • Ensure working practices are safe and comply with legislation
  • Carry out site inspections to make sure H&S policies are being implemented
  • Produce management report and record accidents and incidents

Financial and Data Analyst

  • Prepare reports for internal and external audiences using business analytics reporting tools
  • Manipulate, analyse and interpret complex data sets
  • Develop records management processes and policies

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

Support Careers

HR Officer

  • Develop and implement policies
  • Plan and deliver training
  • Deal with grievances

Marketing and Comms

  • Communicate with target markets
  • Write and proofread marketing material
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external)

IT Consultant

  • Define software, hardware and network requirements for the organisation
  • Project manage implementation of new systems
  • Design, test, install and monitor systems, providing progress reports to operational teams

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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