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									Surveyors

Building surveyors provide professional advice on all aspects of property and
construction. They work on site with new buildings and are concerned with the
aftercare and performance of existing buildings. Work may include advising on
various aspects of buildings at different stages, including:

        Design
        Maintenance
        Repair
        Refurbishment
        Sustainability



At UCLan, sample duties for a Senior Building Surveyor might include:

         Responsible for the completion of assigned projects using the appropriate
          contract procedures and ensuring the safety of design solutions and the
          efficiency of both the design and control of projects
         Establishing and defining quality of service objectives in respect of projects
          and monitoring the quality of service including the submission of statistical
          data and comparison against financial resources
         Participating in feasibility, project management and commissioning activities
         Compilation of budget and pre-tender estimates for building schemes;
          monitoring schemes’ expenditure and coordinating inputs of statistical data
         Ensuring that design solutions are cost effective, efficient and consistent with
          good design practice

And some of the key skills/experience that may be required or would be beneficial for
those considering work in this area at this level are:

         Experience of post degree work in the public or private sector
         Experience of project management and contract administration on a varied
          range and value of projects and contract types
         Proven design skills for projects of various sizes and complexity
         Qualified to degree level in a building construction management/surveying
          related subject

Sample duties for a Principal Building Surveyor might include all the duties shown
above for a senior Building Surveyor, plus:

         Management and supervision of technical staff, including the prioritisation of
          workloads
         Undertaking staff appraisals, agreeing objectives and CPD requirements
         Supporting, assessing and developing individual training needs of technical
          staff undertaking professional qualifications
      Developing annual works schedules for MIP minor works, HEFCE, capital and
       other external funding sources, in conjunction with the Development Manager
      Undertaking quality checks to ensure the work of the section complies with
       University procedures


And some of the key skills/experience that may be required or would be beneficial for
those considering work in this area at this level are:

      Extensive experience of post degree work in the public or private sector
      Recent demonstrable experience of the management of technical staff
      Experience of project management on a range and value of building projects
       and contract types
      Proven design skills for projects of various sizes and complexity
      Qualified to degree level in a building construction management/surveying
       related subject
      Working towards membership of the RICS or CIOB or similar



To find out more about the qualifications required to work in this area, please follow
the links below:



Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS):

http://www.rics.org/uk



Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB):

http://www.ciob.org.uk/home

								
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