Building Surveyor

Building Surveyor

Become a Building Surveyor

Building Surveyors are experienced in property, construction and work on new buildings and the aftercare of existing buildings, including design, maintenance, repair and refurbishment. In many cases, it offers the chance to work on a variety of projects, from heritage restoration to multimillion-pound structures. You will ensure that projects are completed on budget and on time, advise clients on the project specifications and prepare scheme designs including costs and a schedule of work.

  • Design
  • Planning
  • Interpersonal
  • Communication
  • CAD
  • Analytical
  • Problem solving
  • The ability to work to a high degree of accuracy
  • The ability to interpret data
  • Negotiation
  • Presentation skills

There are a number of ways you can become a building surveyor, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Surveying & Property Maintenance

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment, Building Surveying or other related subjects.


Newly trained building surveyors can earn £19,000 - £25,000

Trained building surveyors with some experience can earn £25,000 - £35,000

Senior building surveyors can earn £35,000 - £70,000

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.