Senior Building Surveyor


To support the Principal Building Surveyor in advising clients on the design and construction of buildings, condition, maintenance and repair.


Team worker:

  • Participate as a Senior member of the Concertus team supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the business
  • Support the Principal Building Surveyor and the leadership team, linking effectively and proactively with other teams in Concertus
  • Work flexibly to support delivery across the service
  • Lead and manage all aspects of Building Surveying commissions, delegating responsibility for tasks throughout the team


Business delivery:

  • Ensure projects are completed on budget and to schedule. Proactively take ownership of projects and drive them forwards to completion
  • Prepare scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works
  • Prepare designs, specifications and documents for tender and advise on appointing contractors, designer and procurement routes
  • Determine the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair
  • Conduct specialist surveys including schedules of dilapidations
  • Lead project meetings with clients and contractors
  • Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings
  • Ability to lead a project from the initial brief through all stages to completion
  • Deal with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations
  • Contribute to the improvement of standard systems and procedures within the Building Surveying team
  • Manage and coordinate the preparation of scheme designs, costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works


BIM roles and responsibilities:

  • Enable integration and co-ordination of information within information model
  • Maintain and receive information into the information model
  • Assure delivery of information exchanges
  • Confirm supplier’s ability to deliver information requirements
  • Co-ordinated delivery of all design information
  • Manage information development and information approvals
  • Confirm Design Deliverables
  • Overall Lead for configuration management
  • Production of design outputs related to a discipline-specific, packaged-based or time-based task
  • Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
  • Direct the production of task information using agreed systems
  • Manage spatial co-ordination on behalf of task team


Measures of success:

  • Feedback from team members and line manager
  • Performance Objectives
  • Contribution to service
  • Team performance
  • Service improvements suggested
  • Accuracy and timeliness of support
  • Efficiency of systems and processes
  • Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
  • Feedback from staff and managers
  • Service delivery indicators
  • Customer feedback
  • Director feedback


It’s essential you have:

  • Degree in Building Surveying (or suitable experience)
  • Chartership with MRICS or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
  • Minimum of 5 years Building Surveying experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Experience of design, specification and contract administration using JCT contracts
  • A comprehensive knowledge of building construction and building regulations with an understanding of planning legislation and health and safety
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • ArchiCAD/CAD proficient or working towards proficiency
  • Full UK Driving Licence


Customer service:

  • Advise clients on schemes and projects to determine requirements
  • Advise clients on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction
  • Advise on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings
  • Determine and advise clients on the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects and providing proposals for repair
  • Be customer focused, putting the client first



  • Create a positive and professional first impression of Concertus
  • Deal with all contacts professionally
  • Communicate with all staff efficiently
  • Hold strong knowledge of the complaints handling procedure


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
  • 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