Senior Surveyor/Associate - Building Consultancy

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SA/Associate - BC - Birm - Nov 22
45 Church St, Birmingham B3, UK
Lease Exit & Building Consultancy
Full Time

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About the Team
The Building Consultancy Group provides Building Surveying, Lease Exit, Project Management and Project Monitoring Services to commercial property occupiers, developers and investors throughout the UK from our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. We enjoy strong and productive relationships with a first-rate client base and with many other parts of the business, including our Agency, Investment, Valuation and Asset Management teams and continue to grow alongside the wider business.

We have secured a strong orderbook of long-term work, but we want to develop this further. Our work at the present time is split across a variety of sectors including industrial, logistics, offices, healthcare and religious. We provide the full suite of building consultancy services. The Birmingham Building Consultancy team are now seeking to recruit a Senior Surveyor or an Associate to support the continued growth of the team.

Main responsibilities
Responsibilities will include:
• Leading and assisting on surveys alongside members of the team and department
• Manage multiple instructions and assignments in a proactive and diligent manner
• Assists in the supporting of junior members in the team, including those undertaking APC
• Supporting senior members in the team and department

About you
• MRICS with relevant building surveying experience
• Strong interpersonal ability coupled with rapport building, effective listening, questioning and summarising skills
• Experience and confidence in meeting client demand and demonstrating excellent client care
• Possess good written and verbal communication, time and organisational management
• Supporting senior members in the team and department
• Solid technical surveying skills (experience in the commercial, industrial and logistics sectors is desirable)
• Knowledge and use of CAD systems is desirable
• Have a good knowledge and implementation of the full suite of Building Surveying services, including: Dilapidations, Acquisition Surveys, Contract Administration, Party Wall, specification writing, condition schedules, reinstatement cost assessments, building pathology and defect advice
• Knowledge of JCT Building Contracts, and experience in contract administration of projects from inception to completion
• Commercial awareness and acumen
• Planning and prioritising skills
• A high degree of flexibility, in order to move from one task to another without a loss in productivity; as well as the ability to adapt to unexpected changes initiated by either the client or the department
• Strong drive for results in order to maintain momentum and complete the task
• The ability to use knowledge and information to spot and develop opportunities on the client’s behalf
• Full UK driving licence

Salary and benefits
• Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
• Travel allowance
• Performance related staff profit share scheme
• 26 days’ holiday per year (full time amount), plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year
• Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
• Life and Accident insurance
• Group income protection scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• Critical Illness Cover
• Wellbeing Allowance
• Access to Peppy for you and your partner
• 1 paid volunteering day per year to help give back to our local communities
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
• Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
• Employee assistance programme
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after passing probation
• Professional subscription MRICS paid for by the firm

Alongside our competitive compensation and benefits package we offer all our staff the ongoing opportunities to learn and develop, through in-house CPD sessions, further education support as well as internal and external training programmes. Gerald Eve encourage pro-bono work and volunteering as well as regular social and sporting activities to engage with all your colleagues. Your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

Hybrid working and core hours
Our hybrid working policy outlines staff to be in the office for 3 days per week, with 2 days working from home. In our London offices, our desk booking app allows you to plan ahead, and book your desk up to 3 weeks ahead. We also offer great flexibility around our core hours, which are from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. You can choose to start and end your day around these hours, provided you still do your 7.25 hours per day (e.g. 8.00 am – 4.30pm, 10.00 am – 6.30 pm). There is no requirement for this to be the same each day, but you are required to keep your manager informed. This position also involves out of hours working on an ‘as necessary’ basis. We
are open to considering flexible working arrangements for everyone; this can be discussed during the application process or upon commencement.

The firm is an equal opportunities employer and applications from persons belonging to minority groups are encouraged.