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Senior Building Surveyor

  • Job reference: FG-004403
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: London

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Faithful+Gould is a world leading construction consultancy, with a great reputation for delivering a variety of cost, project and asset management consultancy services to a diverse client range. We place great emphasis on staff training and development which allows us to provide an unrivalled level of service. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme designed to ensure great career experience and opportunities are provided for you to take advantage of.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Building Surveyor to join a growing building surveying team of in our London Office. We provide expert advice and building surveying services to clients, working on high profile projects across both the public and private sector within the UK and beyond.
It’s an exciting time to be joining the team, with a strong pipeline project work, and if you enjoy working on a diverse range of projects and being part of a multi-disciplinary team within a large global consultancy, then we would be interested to hear from you. 

Some of project work includes:
  • Planned maintenance and improvement schemes supporting numerous local authority frameworks – Project values £10k to £1m;
  • Undertaking condition surveys, reports and providing Forward Maintenance plans on a variety of property portfolios and managing the resultant works;
  • Regular Party Wall Award, dilapidations negotiations and other professional appointments;
  • Contract administration and management of alteration/refurbishment projects for Universities, Colleges and Schools.

The Role:

The Senior Building Surveyor role is aimed at candidates who have the technical expertise in delivering Building Surveying Services to a range of clients.

The key features of the role include:
  • Competent delivery of all contractual and technical aspects of projects with minimum supervision including the delegation and management of junior team members
    Supporting the senior managers in the day-to-day running of the business
  • Maintenance of Commercial and Quality Control Procedures for projects under your control
  • Working across a number of projects in different sectors and being able to provide a range of building surveying duties
  • The use and application of standard forms of building contract, such as JCT/NEC
  • Mentoring and training the junior Building Surveyors under your supervision and an active participation in the APC programme
  • Developing business with new and existing clients across the Yorkshire region and beyond

The requirements:

We are looking for a motivated and sharp minded Senior Building Surveyor who has/is:
  • Member of the RICS, with significant experience working within a consultancy environment  
  • A BSc (Hons) Building Surveying or similar degree (or equivalent)
  • Sound technical building surveying knowledge
  • Experience managing clients and their expectations coupled with a strong understanding of profitability
  • Good sound knowledge of drafting technical documents including bids
  • Good AutoCAD skills
  • Full understanding of Health and Safety requirements

To do well in this role and help shape our business you’ll need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Good client facing skills
  • Good commercial skills and awareness
  • The ability to present well, as well as create good presentations and write reports
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Good team working and good people management skills, ability to lead and set a good example to others
  • Competent in the delivery of projects to Client time and quality expectations
  • Take pride in what you do!


  • Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities. Faithful+Gould is accredited with Investors In People.

Rewards and benefits

Faithful+Gould offers a comprehensive reward package including:

25 days annual leave per annum plus 8 days paid bank holidays per annum (pro-rata for part time staff or for part years worked)
Employees in service at 1st April each year can buy up to 15 days or sell up to 5 days holiday
Attractive pension scheme
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Company Car/Car Allowance
Private medical insurance
Share incentive plan
Life assurance scheme
Professional membership fees paid
Income Protection
Personal accident cover
Give as you earn scheme
Health Club Membership & Leisure Discounts
Childcare vouchers
IT related discounts
Mobile phone discounts
Salary -Negotiable dependant on experience