Senior Building Surveyor



Senior Building Surveyor
£46,000 + £2,000 Car allowance

Job Role
To support the Principal Building Surveyor in advising clients on the design and construction of buildings, condition, maintenance and repair.

Team worker:

Participate as a Senior member of the team supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the business
Support the Principal Building Surveyor and the leadership team, linking effectively and proactively with other teams
Work flexibly to support delivery across the service
Lead and manage all aspects of Building Surveying commissions, delegating responsibility for tasks throughout the team

Business delivery:

Ensure projects are completed on budget and to schedule. Proactively take ownership of projects and drive them forwards to completion
Prepare scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works
Prepare designs, specifications and documents for tender and advise on appointing contractors, designer and procurement routes
Determine the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair
Conduct specialist surveys including schedules of dilapidations
Lead project meetings with clients and contractors
Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings
Ability to lead a project from the initial brief through all stages to completion
Deal with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations
Contribute to the improvement of standard systems and procedures within the Building Surveying team
Manage and coordinate the preparation of scheme designs, costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works

BIM roles and responsibilities:

Enable integration and co-ordination of information within information model
Maintain and receive information into the information model
Assure delivery of information exchanges
Confirm supplier's ability to deliver information requirements
Co-ordinated delivery of all design information
Manage information development and information approvals
Confirm Design Deliverables
Overall Lead for configuration management
Production of design outputs related to a discipline-specific, packaged-based or time-based task
Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
Direct the production of task information using agreed systems
Manage spatial co-ordination on behalf of task team

Measures of success:

Feedback from team members and line manager
Performance Objectives
Contribution to service
Team performance
Service improvements suggested
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of systems and processes
Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Feedback from staff and managers
Service delivery indicators
Customer feedback
Director feedback

It's essential you have:

Degree in Building Surveying (or suitable experience)
Chartership with MRICS or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
Minimum of 5 years Building Surveying experience
Excellent problem solving skills
Experience of design, specification and contract administration using JCT contracts
A comprehensive knowledge of building construction and building regulations with an understanding of planning legislation and health and safety
Microsoft Office proficient
ArchiCAD/CAD proficient or working towards proficiency
Full UK Driving Licence

Customer service:

Advise clients on schemes and projects to determine requirements
Advise clients on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction
Advise on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings
Determine and advise clients on the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects and providing proposals for repair
Be customer focused, putting the client first


Create a positive and professional first impression of the company
Deal with all contacts professionally
Communicate with all staff efficiently
Hold strong knowledge of the complaints handling procedure

How you act:

Professional, friendly and honest – Builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
Attention to detail – Able to deliver clear and accurate information
Team worker – You work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
Service deliverer – You focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
Shows initiative – you come up with ways of improving how we do things
Well organised – you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
Willing to learn – you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
Flexible attitude – you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service

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