Building Surveying

From castles and mansions to barns, lighthouses and historic buildings - if you’re looking for variety and innovative challenges, there’s nowhere better to build a rewarding career in Building Surveying.

We own and manage some of the most significant buildings and structures in the country. Over 28,000 in total with histories spanning over 800 years. With world-class conservation standards, our building surveying teams cover everything from day-to-day maintenance to the delivery of £multi-million redevelopment projects. Right now, we’re investing record sums into improving our special places, delivering ahead-of-the-game sustainability initiatives, property refurbishments and a number of exciting new-build projects. The breadth of work you’ll get involved in as a Building Surveyor here is beyond compare.

We’re investing in our Building Surveying teams as much as we are in our properties, and we’ll make sure you’ll never stop learning and progressing here. Working with like-minded, equally passionate professionals, no two projects are the same and each will bring its own challenges, its own opportunities. We’re committed to helping you further your career and we’ll support you to attend a wide range of courses and gain relevant professional qualifications. If you’re looking for challenging and rewarding surveying work on some of Britain’s finest buildings, you’ll feel professionally at home here.

Typical roles

We have lots of different opportunities in Building Surveying across our special places, regional and central offices and outdoor spaces. These include Building and Landscape Design Manager, Lead Building Surveyor, Building Technician, Construction Design and Management Specialist, Assistant Building Surveyor, Surveying Technician, Head of Buildings – and that’s just to name a few.

Building Surveyor

Working with people in properties and fellow consultants, you’ll provide insightful advice and practical support as you take responsibility for the management of building conservation, repair and maintenance.

Lead Building Surveyor

You’ll play a significant part in giving direction to regional building teams and challenges that we face on a national scale. We have a clear vision for the way we want to manage our building conservation, and you’ll help delivering this.

Construction Design and Management Specialist

As an expert in Construction Design and Management regulations, you’ll advise our property teams on special projects, and help deliver a consistent standard of building, conservation and repair across the National Trust.  

Building Surveying people

  • Volunteer Margaret

    Georgia

    Building Surveyor

    I love the variety of the role – a mix of office time and being out on site. I enjoy dealing with a whole variety of people from farm tenants (and their animals) to conservation architects.

  • Volunteer Margaret

    Jamie

    Lead Building Surveyor

    The sheer breadth and variety of building types, materials and sizes within the Trust’s portfolio is unique in the Built environment.

  • Volunteer Margaret

    Sarah

    Building Surveyor

    I wanted to spend my career making a difference and having an active involvement in the protection and maintenance of our historic buildings and places.

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