Building Surveyor

Service and job specific context statement:Building Surveyor

Business Unit: Align Property Partners

Post title: Building Surveyor

Responsible to:  Building Surveying Business Unit Lead

Staff managed: None

Date of issue: 30th August 2018

Job Description

Service: Building Surveying

Job Purpose

Provides a variety of services including those relating to building pathology, design, project management, building surveys, property management and contract administration.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work as a member of the Building Surveying team within the multi-discipline organisation.
  • Produce plan, section and detail drawings for construction using AutoCAD.
  • Produce schedules of work and specifications using NBS software and other documentation.
  • Coordinate deliverables and work collaboratively with other disciplines including Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and CDM Advisors.
  • Visit sites to attend meetings, carry out inspections and surveys when required.
  • Maintain a car, relevant insurance and a full driving licence.
  • Carry out project design and complete health and safety risk assessments to meet current CDM regulation requirements.
  • Chair, document and issue formal meeting notes for multi-discipline, Client and contractor meetings as and when required.
  • Be committed to maintaining an annual programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Taking ownership of duties and responsibilities within the team.
  • Complete work to defined business processes, standards and time frames.
  • Carry out Building Surveys and write Building Survey reports and Schedules of Condition
  • To be competent in the following areas as relevant to the discipline –
  • Professional ethics
  • Building pathology 
  • Construction technology and environmental services 
  • Contract administration 
  • Design and specification
  • Inspection
  • Legal/regulatory compliance
  • Analysis of client requirements
  • Communication and negotiation
  • Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures Conservation and restoration
  • Undertaking any other duties and responsibilities as may arise
  • Willingness to work flexibly including evening and weekends (may be essential for this post).

Essential on Appointment

  • Hold and RICS accredited Building Surveying degree.
  • Can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of professional ethics. Are able to describe examples where they have applied this knowledge during their work while advising Clients.
  • Has experience of, and is competent to work on buildings that contain asbestos.
  • Has post degree experience working as a Building Surveyor.
  • Has a working knowledge of, and can describe the RICS competence elements with reasonable accuracy and completeness.
  • Has practical experience of applying their knowledge of the RICS competence elements in a number of projects.
  • Works under minimal supervision and completes some tasks using own judgement, but overall supervision is required, work is reviewed for adequacy on completion.
  • Appreciates complex situations and obtains assistance from others to complete tasks when required.
  • Has the experience of breaking down actions to achieve an overall goal.
  • May provide some technical and design guidance to less experienced Building Surveying personnel.
  • Experience of working closely with other disciplines to produce coordinated deliverables.

Technical Skills and Ability

  • The preparation of building and condition survey reports.
  • Investigation and analysis of building defects to develop solutions to building failures.
  • The preparation of feasibility studies.
  • Ability to produce plans, sections and detailed drawings, specifications, schedules of works and other documents to high standards in conjunction with internal and external design disciplines.
  • Proficiency with the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD and NBS software.
  • Contract administration of construction contracts.
  • Provide advice on Health and Safety issues throughout the design and construction period of projects, taking into account the Construction Design and Management Regulations.
  • The preparation of applications for statutory approval including Planning and Building Control applications. Advises on property legislation and building regulations.
  • Provide advice on building related matters including fire safety, sustainability, conservation and restoration.

Other Requirements

  • Adhere to defined business and discipline processes, standards and deadlines.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and represent the company during Client meetings
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability.
  • A keen eye for detail and a careful and accurate approach.
  • Are self-motivated and pro-active and demonstrate ability to see projects through from feasibility to completion.
  • Ability to be resourceful whilst working both independently and as part of a high-performing team.
  • Competence to take initiative, ownership and responsibility.
  • Being able to manage and prioritise own workload to suit project demands.
  • A full UK driving license

Desirable on Appointment

  • Working towards RICS APC
  • BIM software experience.
  • P405 working with asbestos
  • Project Management qualification
  • Working in a multi-discipline environment.
  • Experience with producing documents for tender.
  • Experience of working as a Contract Administrator.
  • Has 3+ years post degree experience working as a Building Surveyor
  • The negotiation of dilapidations relating to building leases.
  • Provide advice on Party Wall matters.

Other Requirements

  • Adhere to defined business and discipline processes, standards and deadlines.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and represent the company during Client meetings
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability.
  • A keen eye for detail and a careful and accurate approach.
  • Are self-motivated and pro-active and demonstrate ability to see projects through from feasibility to completion.
  • Ability to be resourceful whilst working both independently and as part of a high-performing team.
  • Competence to take initiative, ownership and responsibility.
  • Being able to manage and prioritise own workload to suit project demands.
  • A full UK driving license

For more information please contact our Business Support Officer on: 01609 797394