Vacancy Title
Senior Surveyor (Building Consultancy)
Business Unit, Department & Location
Building Consultancy

Overall Purpose of Job

We have a requirement for a Senior Building Surveyor with the drive to organise, improve efficiency and exceed our client’s expectations. Ideally with 3+ years post qualification experience, you'll be confident shaping challenging projects from initial client briefing through to project design, preparation and site supervision, undertaking all aspects of due diligence and consultancy based instructions.

Based in our London offices you will work on a variety of professional and project work for investors, lenders, occupiers, developers, and the public sector. Our broad client mix offers opportunities for travel around the UK and further afield with exposure to a diverse range of property types.

A young dynamic team with a strong social culture, we also have clear pathways for career progression and support, internal promotion and success. As part of a full real estate advisory firm we regularly work with colleagues across investment, planning, development and regeneration and property management.

GVA is a one of the largest multidisciplinary property consultancies in the UK. With over 1,350 staff within 12 regional offices we provide a full range of property related services to clients in all sectors. We are committed to providing our clients with innovative, strategic solutions, focused on helping them achieve their business objectives.

Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

In joining the Building Division, you will enjoy a high quality and diverse range of instructions. The focus of the position is likely to concentrate on technical due diligence and professional matters. Your duties will include:

  • Building surveys
  • Dilapidations
  • Planned maintenance schedules
  • Reinstatement-cost assessments
  • Project Monitoring
  • Contract administration and Project Management

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate should be a well-rounded Chartered Building Surveyor with a solid background in technical due diligence and contract administration, and a current bias towards professional work.

We welcome candidates keen to maintain a mixed and flexible “diet” of varied surveying work across all sectors. Ideally candidates would have current and demonstrable experience in a number of sectors.

You will be dealing with mixed use classes including offices, industrial, retail and leisure properties.

The Role involves servicing existing and established clients and you will be required to demonstrate your desire and ability to develop new clients.

You are expected to be fully comfortable with working in a multi-disciplinary Chartered Surveying environment, shall be conversant with the London and South East market and have excellent technical skills and commercial acumen.

Key attributes will include:

  • Client focus
  • Personal drive coupled with the ability to develop graduates and newly qualified surveyors
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Commerciality
  • Business generation and networking
  • Cross-divisional working

We are committed to providing high quality, value added advice. You will be expected to demonstrate at interview examples of work you have undertaken to demonstrate you have the ability to work at the highest level.

We are an equal opportunities employer

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