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Senior Building Surveyor

  • Job reference: FG-004839
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Education, Infrastructure, Rail
  • Location: Nottingham
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Why not...

Faithful+Gould is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression. Placing strong emphasis on the training and development and assessment of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise.

Due to continued growth, we currently have an opportunity for a Senior/Managing Building Surveyor to join our established team in Nottingham. This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a strong ambition to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a vibrant team. As well as technical competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses exemplary communication skills, has strong commercial awareness, who will provide a first class service to our clients.

Our Nottingham Building Surveying is going from strength and strength, with a diverse pipeline of projects across the retail, health, energy, commercial property, education and public sectors. We now need another a experienced Surveyor to join our team!

The responsibilities include:
  • Working across a number of projects in different sectors (including retail, education, residential etc) and being able to provide a range of building surveying duties
  • Be a client lead and manage sizable projects, including programmes of work.
  • Managing large and complex schemes, including multi-disciplinary teams and other consultants.
  • The use and application of standard forms of building contract, such as JCT and NEC.
  • Knowledge of building surveying professional services is desirable (Party Wall, Dilapidations, etc.)
  • Mentoring and training the junior surveyors within the team in support of their APC programme.
  • Understanding and applying the principles of quality, safety and the environment within the management of projects.
  • Supporting the team managers in their day-to-day activities.
  • Carrying out surveys, inspections, schedules, provide professional services and the management of schemes in the East Midlands.

The requirements:
  • A BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying or a similar degree accredited by RICS
    Chartered status
  • Sound technical surveying knowledge and significant building surveying experience.
  • Experience managing clients and their expectations coupled with a strong understanding of profitability, business development, and sound commercial awareness.
  • Experience of mentoring and training junior team members
  • Sound knowledge of drafting technical documents including bids
  • Full understanding of Health and Safety requirements
  • Excellent time management, punctuality and commitment to getting the job done
  • Meticulous nature and an eye for detail
  • Writing proposals, agreeing fees, paying suppliers and undertaking periodic invoicing (desirable)
  • Managing and reporting profitability on a project-by-project basis (desirable)

The individual:

  • Meet the Challenge - you always seek out new learning opportunities to ensure your technical skills and knowledge is current. You assist/mentor colleagues with their development.
  • A Team Player - you contribute to a positive and friendly environment, helping to set the tone for colleagues. You help build relationships across teams and with clients.
  • Customer Driven - you fully contribute to excellent customer service and understand the customers’ changing business needs.
  • Aware - you have an understanding of the wider Faithful+Gould goals and an awareness of the dynamics of relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Engaging - you contribute concisely and effectively with clients and colleagues without using unnecessary jargon. You respect other points of view and seek out the best result in discussions. Ambassador for F+G - you take pride in your work and the work Faithful+Gould does and you share this with your colleagues and clients.
  • Delivers - you develop delivery plans for projects, involve others and ensure objectives are met. Adaptable - you challenge the status quo and perform to a high standard in an uncertain environment, in pursuit of performance improvement.

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.

Rewards and benefits:

Faithful+Gould offer a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including:

  • 25 days annual leave per annum plus 8 days paid bank holidays per annum.
  • Flexible working scheme.
  • Employees in service at 1st April each year can buy up to 15 days or sell up to 5 days holiday
  • Car allowance / company car
  • Private Healthcare
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Employee Well Being Programme (EWP)
  • Share incentive plan
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Laptop, iPhone and iPad
  • Professional membership fees paid
  • Income Protection
  • Personal accident cover
  • Health Club Membership & Leisure Discounts
  • Childcare vouchers, IT related discounts, Mobile phone discounts.


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