Chartered Surveyor

Providing professional advice and recommendations to clients on land, property or construction.


As a Chartered Surveyor you will conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.

You will mainly ensure projects are completed to schedule and on budget.

You will deal with things like preparing designs from specifications to assessing the condition of existing buildings, or advising on energy efficiency and environmental impact to working on the conservation of historic structures. 

You are most definitely an all-rounder!

Top 5 Tasks

  1. Provide professional advice and recommendations to clients
  2. Manage client instructions from start to finish
  3. Negotiate contracts and prices
  4. Undertake detailed inspections of buildings, land or construction
  5. Analyse information from inspections or visits.


Newly trained surveyors can earn in the region of £20,000–£25,000.

Trained with experience surveyors can earn in the region of £25,000–£30,000.

Senior or chartered surveyors can earn in the region of £30,000–£45,000.

Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.

Am I Suited?

  • All-rounder
  • Confident
  • Self-motivator
  • Excellent communicator
  • Math geek
Surveying is an old profession which originates from ancient Egypt to about 3,000 years ago.


There are no formal qualifications required for becoming a surveyor; however, you may want to complete GCSEs in Maths and English.

To pursue a senior position a BSc Honours Degree in surveying, engineering or construction in England will most likely be required. Some positions will require a Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant body.

However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.

Vacancies / Apprenticeships

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