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A Career in Building Surveying

construction-of-ellon-academyBuilding Surveying is a challenging and rewarding career, as Building Surveyors or Building Surveying Technicians have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of activities within the construction industry. These include the provision of building condition survey and dilapidation reports, production of drawings and specifications for building projects, and providing advice on modes of building failure and defect resolution.

Design, specification and project management of building works using computer aided design and project management by systems also form part of the work of a Building Surveyor.

As a Building Surveyor or Building Surveying Technician working for Aberdeenshire Council, you will be part of a highly motivated team whose prime function is to ensure that the buildings within the Authority’s portfolio are continuously available for use by the building’s occupants.

In order to achieve this requirement the Surveyor or Technician will play a vital role in managing the Authority’s building maintenance programme, in the provision of reports on building condition, and in finding solutions to overcome failure of elements within a building.

Aberdeenshire Council’s building portfolio encompasses a large variety of building types, including listed civic buildings, schools, office complexes, residential care and housing complexes, all located throughout the Authority’s area

What qualifications and experience do you need?

building-standardsAs a school leaver with 4 Standard/Credit Grades you could start your career with the Property Service as a trainee technician.

Through a programme of day release study you could gain ONC/HNC qualifications in Building.

On completion of the HNC you will be a qualified Building Surveying Technician.

Initially you would be supervised by a Building Surveyor and allowed to undertake more complex and demanding work as your experience widens.

Career in Building Surveying With 4 Higher Grades you could attend a full time course in Building Surveying or Building Management.

An Honours Degree in Building Surveying or Building Management would allow you to join the Property Service as a trainee Building Surveyor, whilst undertaking a further period of training in the office to gain full professional qualifications as a Chartered Building Surveyor (Membership of the Institute of Chartered Surveyors, MRICS) or Chartered Builder (membership of the Chartered Institute of Building, MCIOB ).

Future Career Opportunities

Aberdeenshire Council is always keen to be involved in the training of its own staff and every support, both financial and office based, is given to trainees to help them work towards a professional qualification.

For further information contact:

Building Surveying
Woodhill House
Westburn Road
AB16 5GB

Further information regarding careers in Building Surveying you can contact:

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
12 Great George Street
Parliament Square
Telephone: 024 7686 8555