Principal Building Surveyor


To lead the Building Surveying team based in Derbyshire.


Team leader:

  • Lead the Building Surveying team, supporting the business, team and colleagues to achieve maximum potential
  • Manage the team effectively with adherence to commercial performance and resource management via productivity and time methods
  • Support the Associates and Directors, linking effectively and proactively with other teams within Concertus
  • Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus
  • Take ownership for own personal development


Customer service:

  • Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)
  • To liaise with and give advice to clients
  • Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to Clients, and other practices within the industry
  • Excellence in advice towards design quality and the Built Environment
  • Provide an initial point of escalation for issues both internally and externally to support the team, the business and the Clients


Business strategy:

  • Lead the Building Surveying team strategy for the business
  • Develop and deliver a team business plan linked to the Concertus strategic business plan
  • To have a sound understanding of the Concertus strategic business plan, providing support accordingly
  • Cultivate new business clients and retain existing clients


Business delivery:

  • Be the authority for Building Surveying matters relating to specialist areas
  • Lead and manage the improvement of standard systems and procedures within the Building Surveying team
  • Maintain technical competence with a high standard of experience and knowledge around a number of Building Surveying specialisms
  • Develop and deliver new processes for the team
  • Lead on introducing more efficient and joined up projects
  • Lead conversations with clients on Building Surveying matters
  • Manage sub-contractors and consultant partners effectively
  • Maintain a high-level knowledge of legislation, policies, good practice and guidance
  • Ensure projects are completed on budget and to programme
  • Prepare scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion and projects and specification of works with a focus on high-quality output
  • Organise documents for tender and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes
  • Determine the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysis defects and including proposals for repair
  • Work around constraining factors such as planning regulations, building regulations, environmental impact and project budget
  • Ensure effective contract administration processes on behalf of the Building Surveying team
  • React and resolve issues which arise during pre-design, design, construction and post-construction stages of a project
  • Advise on the Health and Safety aspects of buildings


Measures of success:

  • Feedback from team members and line manager
  • Directors feedback
  • Contribution to service delivery
  • Team performance
  • Accuracy and timeliness of support
  • Efficiency of system and processes
  • Feedback from stakeholders
  • Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
  • Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business
  • Service delivery performance indicators
  • Effective delivery of agreed outcomes


It’s essential you have:

  • Degree in Building Surveying & MRICS, MCIOB status
  • Experience in professional aspects of building surveying competencies including dilapidations and party wall matters
  • Substantial experience in the profession, preferably in a consultancy practice or for a large contractor in a design capacity
  • Knowledge of NBS building software
  • Advanced knowledge of contract administration
  • Effective communication skills across a range of contacts
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • You will be a highly experienced professional with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking
  • You will have team management experience and be able to demonstrate leadership competencies
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office



  • Create a positive and professional first impression of Concertus, dealing with all contacts professionally and communicating with colleagues effectively
  • Lead on the complaints handling procedure for the Building Surveying team
  • Actively participate in management meetings


How you act:

  • Professional, friendly and honest – builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail – able to deliver clear and accurate information
  • Team worker – you work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
  • Service deliverer – you focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
  • Customer focused – you put the customer first
  • Shows initiative – you come up with ways of improving how we do things
  • Well organised – you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
  • Willing to learn – you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
  • Flexible attitude – you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service

Apply here:


    Covering Letter*