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Building Surveyor

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    Building & Construction

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    Up to £35000 per annum

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    Tom Francis

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    18 days ago

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Building Surveyor

Our Client
Our client was established in 1933 and is an award-winning architectural practice, based in Oxford. They have a keen eye for excellent design and a passionate focus on customer service. They work across a range of business sectors including Education, Defence and Healthcare and create buildings for all kinds of people and organisations. No matter the size or scale of a project - people are always at the heart of the spaces they create.

They have two Partner Architects and one Partner Surveyor, each with their own areas of expertise, who collaborate across sectors and projects to maximise the benefits of their experience for clients and end users.

Working for them you will get 24 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and will be working 37h per week. They understand that everyone has different needs and commitments outside of work and believe that a good work-life balance is essential, so they offer a flexi-time scheme to enable you to plan your hours around your life. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a well-established multi-disciplinary practice in central Oxford and to become a key member of a dynamic and friendly team.

The Role

As our Building Surveyor, you will become a key point of contact for our clients so your communication skills and commercial awareness will be essential. You will work alongside our Partner Surveyor and a team of Architects and Surveyors for a range of clients, managing their property portfolios, designing and managing their projects, as well as retaining existing client relationships and developing new ones. You will be involved in projects from inception through to completion and will be responsible for providing advice on the design, construction, maintenance, repair and refurbishment of their properties, as well as health and safety advice when acting as a Designer. You will be working across all sectors, with the primary focus being on education, healthcare, defence, and commercial properties.

This is a client facing role and an opportunity to further expand your skills, build upon your experience and develop your career in a growing and successful team.

Roles and Responsibilities

Liaise with clients and consultants to formulate briefs, project programmes and allocate resources to achieve the scheme objectives.
To liaise, programme & co-ordinate works with internal project delivery teams comprising of: Architects, Surveyors, technicians and interior designers
To manage all project delivery stages (pre and post project) on a variety of schemes for various clients and frameworks
Appoint and monitor the design team in order to ensure that design services are provided in good time to meet overall scheme objectives.
Manage delivery teams (design teams and contractors) by monitoring performance against targets and instigating any corrective actions.
Update clients and design teams on progress and maintain regular contact to ensure lines of communication remain open to facilitate any issues that may arise.
Develop client briefs and provide advice to manage and improve their property portfolio
Ensure scheme compliance with statutory and health and safety legislation
Generate repeat business and participate in local business development initiatives
Carry out building and measured surveys
Analyse and report on building defects
Ensure buildings conform to the latest building regulations and technical standards
Advise on planning applications, appeals, boundary disputes, and Party Wall negotiations
Complete and administer building contracts (typically JCT)
Prepare schedules of dilapidations

Experience and Requirements

Experience as a Building Surveyor or similar such as technologist or CAD Technician/report writer
Degree in Building Surveying

The focus on this role is someone with good literacy who can write reports as well as using Autocad and Micro Station.