Senior Building Surveyor

We are looking for full-time and permanent Senior Building Surveyors to join our Bristol, London, Kent or Brighton offices. The Senior Building Surveyor role consists of autonomously leading and managing projects and tasks from inception to completion, without supervision and with minimal guidance from line management. The role involves working collaboratively with a varied team of construction professionals and stakeholders to allow projects and tasks to be delivered safely on time, and to budget whilst ensuring high levels of client satisfaction.

As What does the role involve?

  • Manage projects of varied size and complexity.
  • Preparation of project design and specifications.
  • Advising the client on procurement/contacts and act as the contract administrator.
  • Preparation of tender documentation, tender reports and recommendations to the client.
  • Undertaking day to day duties of either the Contractor Administrator or Employers Agent.
  • Interpreting drawings and designs produced by others and advise upon the technical detail and analyse the design in accordance with the technical brief, statutory requirements, and instructions of the client.
  • Act as lead designer.
  • Lead on and undertake condition surveys and liaise with other specialists.
  • Carry out or manage others undertaking measured surveys of existing buildings or sites.
  • Undertake site inspections.
  • Oversee professional matters including but not limited to Party Wall Matters, Acquisition and Condition Surveys and Dilapidations.
  • Keep Associate Directors fully informed of progress.
  • Receive Client instructions and agree fee proposals for various projects and professional surveying instructions.
  • Maintaining technical working understanding of Buildings, construction, management, and operations, including their defects, and assist with the technical knowledge of other colleagues.
  • Advising and reporting on building defects, maintenance, and repairs, in a concise and accurate manner to clients who may not have technical knowledge.
  • Understand the statutory approvals processes, including making and managing the Planning, Listed Building Consent and Building Control Approval, process successfully and advising clients where necessary.
  • Working within the working process of RIBA Plan of Works and overseeing multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Undertake the training and development of others.
  • Always take personal responsibility for the health and safety of yourself and others by working within the Health and Safety policy and procedures.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

What skills and experience might a person need to undertake this this role?

  • Ideally Chartered accreditation with at least two years post qualification experience.
  • At least eight years plus, relevant experience working within the construction industry in a similar discipline.
  • Ability to deliver larger and more complex projects through the whole project lifecycle.
  • Excellent experience based technical/project knowledge.
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others within the team and support their work.
  • Support junior members of the team with mentoring and development.
  • Development of leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to manage fees and assist with fee bids.
  • Generate new work through the management of client relations.
  • Ability to work on own initiative to drive to generate new business.
  • Understanding of the account management process.
  • Ability to analyse projects and report performance to line manager.
  • Excellent knowledge of internal systems and processes in order to advise and guide others.
  • Excellent knowledge of CDM and construction Health & Safety.

What makes a Fulkers person?

  • Friendly
  • Ambitious
  • Proactive
  • Professional
  • Supportive

What’s in it for you?

As well as our relaxed culture, friendly team, and exciting projects, you’ll also receive:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Car allowance (where applicable)
  • Health cover from day one and times two salary death in service benefit
  • Opportunity to earn annual bonus.
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid membership fees for relevant professional bodies
  • Company pension
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays, which increases once you have completed five years’ service.
  • A day off work on your birthday
  • Career development and training opportunities.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to our Head of HR, Laura Noel: laura.noel@fulkers.co.uk