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Senior Building Surveyor

Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type:
Market related


Senior Building Surveyor



Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


Salary: Competitive.


Job Description


Our client is one of the world’s leading project and cost management consultancies operating at the forefront of the property, transport and industry sectors.


Our client are currently recruiting for a Senior Chartered Building Surveyor for their Newcastle office. They are seeking an individual who has a strong ambition to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a vibrant team. As well as technical competence, our client 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 their clients. The post-holder will work closely with other members of the local team and report into the Associate Director.


The individual:


  • A Winning Attitude – you focus on your goals, managing resources as applicable.

  • 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 goals of our client and an awareness of the dynamics of relationships with colleagues and their 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 our client – you take pride in your work and the work our client does and you share this with your colleagues and clients.


  • Working across a number of projects in different sectors providing a range of building surveying duties.

  • Supporting the commission lead on various refurbishment projects including briefing clients, feasibility studies, preparing specifications, co-ordinating consultants, budget cost advice, tendering and acting as Contract Administrator.

  • The use and application of standard forms of building contract, such as JCT and NEC.

  • Assisting preparation and submitting applications for Planning and Building Control consents.

  • Carry out surveys, inspections, schedules, provide professional services and the management of schemes.

  • Experience of defect analysis, undertaking building surveys and producing professional reports.

  • Due Diligence surveys.

  • Dilapidations, including the preparation of schedules and recording schedules of condition.

  • Planned Maintenance Surveys.

  • Understand the principles of quality, safety and the environment within the management of projects.

  • Measured surveys including the preparation of drawings in AutoCAD.

  • Supporting the senior managers in their day-to-day activities.


  • A BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying or a similar degree accredited by RICS.

  • RICS Chartered Surveyor.

  • 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.

  • Sound knowledge of drafting technical documents.

  • 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.

  • Desire to develop career within a Consultancy environment.

  • A full driving license and prepared to travel as required.

  • Strong IT skills, Word, Excel and MS Project as minimum.

  • Good AutoCAD skills.

  • Ability to present well with good literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Experience of managing clients and their expectations.

    Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills and client facing experience.

  • Professional manner.

  • Ability to solve problems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Commercially aware.

  • Builder of strong working relationships.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Able to work alone and as part of a team.

  • Good report and letter writing skills.

  • Innovative and proactive.

    Security Clearance:

    This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

    At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for any Senior Building Surveyor looking for new employment.

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