February 14, 2024

Meet one of our Building Surveyors, Jack Webb – Q+A

Jack Webb, Building Surveyor at Concertus

What made you return to the business?

I decided to return to Concertus because they are such a talented and supportive team, and I wanted to be part of the exciting projects and opportunities that the company has to offer. I also appreciated the culture and values, and how they invest in their staff’s development and wellbeing.

Concertus has always been a great place to work, and I realised that after working for another company. I also enjoyed the collaboration that I had with my colleagues, and I was eager to rejoin them. I returned to Concertus because I felt that it was the best fit for me. I liked the variety and quality of the work that I did at Concertus, and I learned a lot from the experienced and knowledgeable professionals that I worked with.

What new skills do you bring to the position after working for another company?

Working for another company was a valuable experience for me, as it exposed me to different methods of working in the industry and the Building Surveying role as a whole. I gained a lot of skills and knowledge from the training, feedback, and support that I received and was grateful for the opportunity. I also faced some challenges, such as dealing with complex or unexpected issues as a contract administrator that I hadn’t faced before.

I learned from these challenges and improved my performance and professionalism. I have also gained experience in assisting in procurement and tendering for projects for commercial clients, something of which I had no experience in previously. This has enhanced my understanding of the business and financial aspects of the projects and has also improved my negotiation and presentation skills.

What’s the team like at Concertus?

The Building Surveying team at Concertus is a great mix of junior and experienced professionals with a spread of expertise in multiple disciplines. We work on a variety of projects, from new builds and extensions to refurbishments and conservation. We communicate and coordinate effectively with each other and with other stakeholders, and we always strive to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. Working in a multi-disciplinary team has taught me a lot about different aspects of the building industry, and has also improved my communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. We have a strong team spirit and a friendly atmosphere. The team gets along great with one another, and I’m pleased to be part of that again.

Why did you decide to become a Building Surveyor?

Becoming a Building Surveyor was a natural choice for me, as I wanted to work in a role which allowed me to use problem-solving skills for a large variety of projects and challenges.

I like being involved in different stages of the building lifecycle, from planning and design to maintenance and refurbishment. I also appreciate the diversity of the role, as I get to work with different clients, contractors, and consultants across various sectors and locations. It is very rewarding to help clients achieve their objectives and deliver high-quality outcomes. I also value the social aspect of the role, as I get to interact with a wide range of people and build lasting relationships in the industry.

What are your career goals?

A big focus of mine for the next 18-months is to pass my RICS APC to become a MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor. This will be a great milestone in my career, I am confident that with the help from the team, and the work experience I can gain from carrying out the Building Surveying services we offer to clients at Concertus, I will be able to pass my APC within the next 1 – 2 years.