Building Surveyor

05 Feb 2019
05 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client is a privately owned architectural practice based within close proximity of West Horndon station main line station.

Primarily they work with National brands within the hospitality and retail sector, as well as working on residential and ad hoc projects.

Currently a vacancy exists for a Building Surveyor to deliver a variety of building consultancy services.

Responsibilities as a Building Surveyor:

Assist Project Team Leader with Client liaison to include presentation of schemes, project programming and other matters affecting delivery of service.
Act as the Contract Administrator or Employer's Agent on a wide range of building types, utilising all standard forms of construction and assuming full responsibility for the following:
Visit site and carry out and issue inspections reports
Prepare and present initial appraisal and feasibility reports
Carry out measured surveys of existing buildings or site
Prepare and present outline design proposals, including preparation of budget estimate costs
Prepare and present for approval complete scheme designs
Prepare full working drawings sufficient for the construction of the project
Submit applications for statutory approvals, including Planning, Listed Building Consent and Building Control Approval
Prepare specifications and schedules of work and/or provide information for the preparation of bills of quantities
Invite tenders for the main contract, carry out tender analysis and prepare tender reports
Carry our Project / Contract Management duties for works on site
Inspect progress of works and comment on quality of workmanship


Minimum 2 years post-qualification (BSc (Hons) degree or similar in Building Surveying) experience and/or breadth of knowledge and competence commensurate with this position

Ideally membership of the RICS, CIOB or other recognised body but not essential

Attributes required:

Leadership skills and a willingness to take on responsibility
Good communication skills, as interaction with other professionals, authorities and clients will take place on a regular basis
The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
A logical and practical approach as well as an ability to solve problems
Time management and ability to prioritise workloads
Attention to detail and design, and the ability to visualise objects in three dimensions
Planning and organisation skills
Technically Competent

Must be conversant with all packages in Microsoft Office
MS Project