Building Surveyor

Magnus James Ltd
£35000 - £50000/annum Excellent Benefits
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
MRICS Building Surveyor

My client has an exciting opportunity for a Chartered Building Surveyor to join their busy Swindon office, where a good mix of project and survey work will be available. The role will involve a degree of team leader duties and offers excellent career prospects.
I am looking for candidates with a BSc in Building Surveying or equivalent qualification and must be MRICS qualified. A combination of proven technical experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus enthusiasm and ambition are a must!
Building surveyors provide professional advice on property and construction, which spans across residential, commercial, industrial, leisure and agriculture projects. They work on the design and development of new buildings as well as the restoration and maintenance of existing ones. This is a very wide field and may include advising on various aspects of buildings at different stages.
The nature of the work may range from the design of large, multimillion-pound structures to modest adaptations and repairs, and sometimes includes working with buildings of architectural or historic importance.
Building surveyors often work on preventative measures to keep buildings in good condition and look to make buildings sustainable.
They may be called upon to give evidence in court in cases where building regulations have been breached and as expert witnesses on building defects and dilapidations.
Typical work activities
Building surveyors work in many areas of property and construction so the work is diverse and rarely routine. Tasks often involve:
• ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule;
• advising clients on schemes and projects and determining requirements;
• preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works;
• preparing documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes;
• determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair;
• advising on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction;
• advising on the preservation/conservation of historic buildings;
• advising on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings;
• dealing with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations;
• assessing and designing buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities;
• advising on construction design and management regulations;
• negotiating dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair);
• carrying out feasibility studies;
• advising on the health and safety aspects of buildings;
• advising on boundary and rights of light disputes and party wall procedures;
• preparing insurance assessments and claims.

For more information on this position and others please call 01285.861.896 and speak to Magnusjames