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Building Surveyor (Heritage and Conservation)

  • Job reference: FG-004570
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: London
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Why not...

Faithful+Gould is a world leading construction consultancy, with a great reputation for delivering a variety of cost, project and asset management consultancy services to a diverse client range. We place great emphasis on staff training and development which allows us to provide an unrivalled level of service. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme designed to ensure great career experience and opportunities are provided for you to take advantage of.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Building Surveyor with a proven ability and specialism for working with architecturally and historically important heritage assets, to join a growing building surveying team of heritage specialists in London. We provide expert advice and building surveying services to clients, working on high profile projects across the UK including scheduled monuments and World Heritage Sites. Our growing reputation for innovation and approaching heritage differently has enabled us to look to strengthen our built heritage expertise in London. It’s an exciting time to be joining the team, and if you enjoy working on a diverse range of projects and being part of a multi-disciplinary team within a large organisation, then we would be interested to hear from you. 
The Role:

The  Building Surveyor role is aimed at candidates who have the technical expertise in delivering Building Surveying Services to clients, combined with a background and understanding of the historic environment; particularly across conservation. The post-holder will work closely with the Senior Surveyors and Associate Director who leads on Built Heritage Services for Faithful+Gould in our London Office.

The key features of the role include:

  • Undertaking a wide range of building surveying duties, under minimum supervision
  • Provide conservation planning advice on heritage legislation
  • Carry out surveys, inspections, schedules etc and the overall management of schemes in London and the Southeast
  • Preparation of and contribution to heritage statements, heritage impact assessments, statements of significance and associated desk based and archival research, and consent applications within the historic environment
  • Attendance at / and leading on meetings with clients and other technical specialists;
  • Working in client offices / project offices as required
  • Deliver and support with the preparation of internal and external bids and offers of service;
  • Contributing technical skills and knowledge to the team in order to maintain and improve the quality of our work and the expertise of our people;

You will be responsible for managing small to medium scale projects and therefore will be confident in delegating where necessary and/or asking for support and advice from the more senior members of the team. You will be client focused, looking at opportunities to reduce risk and issues associated with the historic environment in development schemes. This will require close working with other specialists to realise innovative solutions to design.


We are looking for a motivated and sharp minded Building Surveyor who has:


  • A BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying or a similar degree accredited by RICS
  • An academic qualification in archaeology, conservation or the historic environment or architectural history or equivalent
  • A Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) would also be beneficial
  • Chartered status would be desirable but otherwise qualified by experience
  • A track record of providing technical professional building surveying services within a consultancy, preferably across the historic built environment
  • Proven experience of operating in a team environment, preferably within a consultancy
  • Fully conversant with the relevant environmental / heritage legislation and guidance
  • A focus on client satisfaction and demonstrable experience of liaising directly with clients effectively
  • Ability to effectively communicate thoughts and ideas and listen to client needs
  • IT literate –a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software packages including CAD



The individual:
The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people/clients easily
  • Keen interest in historic and traditional buildings
  • Professional manner and outlook
  • An ability to manage your time effectively
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Builder of strong working relationships
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn and develop yourself
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Good report and letter writing skills

Faithful+Gould have been crowned Construction Consultant/ Surveyor of the year in the 2015 Building Awards! This is the second time in four years Faithful+Gould have won this prestigious title. We are also a finalist once again at the 2016 Building Awards.


Rewards and Benefits
Faithful+Gould offer a comprehensive reward package including:

  • 25 days annual leave per annum plus eight days paid bank holidays per annum
  • Buy and sell up to 15 days or sell up to five days holiday
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • BUPA healthcare scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Employee Well Being Programme (EWP)
  • Share incentive plan
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Professional membership fees paid
  • Income protection
  • Personal accident cover
  • Give as you earn scheme
  • Health club membership & leisure discounts
  • Childcare vouchers



Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (general) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.



Please note: All candidates will have to undergo a CRB check.



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