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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:
If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.
Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....
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The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland is the leading professional body for construction, land and property professionals in Ireland.
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is Ireland’s leading professional body for professionals practicing in all areas of construction, land and property.
With approximately 4,000 members nationwide, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland – in partnership with RICS, the worldwide body – awards the Chartered Surveyor professional qualification, which is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence in construction, land and property sectors.
In order to become a Chartered Surveyor, graduates of SCSI accredited degree courses (see below) must undertake the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) - a two-year period of structured practical training which culminates in the submission of documented experience and a 1-hour professional interview.
Chartered Surveying is an internationally recognised, portable and desirable qualification. The title of Chartered Surveyor demonstrates to employers, clients and the public at large that a surveyor has achieved a professional qualification in addition to their academic qualification – and that they possess the highest of technical ability and adhere to a strict and regulated Code of Conduct.
Surveyors work across all aspects of the built and natural environment for a variety of employers, including auctioneers, valuers, developers, construction firms, facilities management, as well as county councils and State agencies.
Video: "The Days" from Scoiety of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
In recent years, surveyors have also availed of opportunities in other related sectors, such as legal, financial and insurance.
As a profession, surveying requires a broad range of technical skills – spatial, numerical and legal.
Along with these technical skills, “soft” skills are also important.
Business and managerial skills are essential and teamwork is vital.
Surveyors must have good communication skills in order to express their ideas both verbally and in writing.
As surveyors work on several projects at the same time, it’s important to be well-organised, flexible and able to multi-task and problem-solve.
TYPES OF SURVEYORS
There are a wide range of surveying speacialisms that can be pursued:
There are many surveying-related degree courses nationwide, and the content of these courses reflects the diversity of skills required of a surveyor – graduates leave college with a high level of both technical and professional practice skills.
A high majority have traditionally found work within their chosen field – both in Ireland and abroad.
Some courses include an industrial placement year, when students can apply their learning in the workplace, gain practical experience and forge industry links: