Property and construction jobs

Dan Mason, Editorial manager
April, 2019

From careers in construction and engineering to surveying and property jobs, this sector has a variety of exciting opportunities for graduates

Construction careers and engineering roles

Jobs in construction aren't limited to the trades you easily recognise on a building site, such as bricklaying, scaffolding or welding - as important as these skills are. For example, construction projects need managers with the ability to organise people and budgets to ensure tasks are completed on time to the highest quality, as well as supervisors to enforce health and safety rules and security. You may be interested in construction management courses.

Meanwhile, engineers of all kinds play a vital role in property and construction, as their highly technical skills are required throughout the planning, building, maintenance and preservation stages. Discover these construction careers and engineering roles:

If you want to be an engineer, you should also view the engineering sector and explore graduate engineering jobs.

Property jobs

Whether you want to design brand new buildings or preserve old ones, there are careers in property for you. To be an architect, architectural technologist or town planner you need to be excited by how design can improve people's lives and deliver sustainability - as well as having a mix of technical and creative skills.

Estate agents combine an interest in property with sales skills, while historic buildings inspectors must have great project management skills to put their passion for preserving history into practice. Meanwhile, a job as a housing manager is ideal if you'd like to work with vulnerable people and take on a management role. Find out more about property jobs:

Surveyor jobs

To be a successful surveyor, you need to be technically-minded and always put accuracy first. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), surveyor jobs fall into three general categories.

  • Construction and infrastructure surveyors play a central role in deciding what gets built where, from residential areas and leisure facilities to roads, bridges and railways.
  • Land surveyors map, manage and gather data about land that is to be used or developed.
  • Property surveyors value and manage residential or commercial property.

Learn more about 9 graduate careers for surveyors or browse the following surveyor job profiles:

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