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Senior Building Surveyor

Date: 09-Oct-2021

Location: Birmingham, GB, B3 2BJ

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 15243 
Job Title Senior Building Surveyor 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Commercial 
Sub Division UK Cities 
Department Birmingham Commercial (10000069) 
Location Birmingham 


Based in our Birmingham office, the Building Consultancy department is looking to recruit a Senior Building Surveyor to undertake a wide range of instructions across the building consultancy discipline, including; contract administration, dilapidations, landlord and tenant advice, pre-acquisition surveys and technical due diligence on a range of commercial property.




Business Generation & Fee Income

  • Increasing the range and quantity of instructions via business generation to ensure development of the department as a whole.
  • Attend events to promote the department and firm amongst clients and professional organisations.
  • Understand the need to work commercially to ensure profitability of instructions.


Professional Instructions

  • Contract administration.
  • Dilapidations (landlord or tenant).
  • Preparation of specifications.
  • Pre-acquisition surveys.
  • Preparation of drawings on AutoCAD.
  • Technical due-diligence.
  • Preparing and checking Schedules of Condition, defects analysis and building pathology.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation and CDM Regulations.


Professional Standards

  • To communicate effectively to ensure that business is managed in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Absorb all aspects of information technology systems particular to the office/department and have an understanding of their broader applications and availability in the division.
  • Ability to clearly define the client’s requirements.
  • Ability to manage own diary and time requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality in respect of all work undertaken by the Department and to be aware of what is likely to be sensitive information.


Systems & IT competence


  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NBS Specification writer


Qualifications/Education Required.


  • RICS qualified (or working towards)
  • BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying


Particular Aptitudes/Skills Required


  • Understanding of JCT Contracts
  • A full understanding of the components of commercial buildings
  • The personality to engage with other professionals and general public alike in promoting the firm and building a professional profile. 



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