Senior Building Surveyor - London

Date: 25 May 2023

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 28037 
Title Senior Building Surveyor - London 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Commercial 
Sub Division Consultancy 
Department Project & Building Consultancy (10000175) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


Knight Frank is a leading global property consultancy firm that offers a range of property services. We are currently seeking a Senior Building Surveyor to join our London team and work within a dynamic and diverse Building Consultancy team, with market leading professionals advising global clients in a full range of consultancy services through the full life cycle of property. The Project & Building Consultancy Department is a leading global consultancy that balances the importance of the business growth against individual’s aspirations. Our stated aim is to be a trusted advisor to clients, offering commercially minded and innovative advice, which helps them achieve their business goals.


The successful candidate will be a Chartered Senior Building Surveyor undertaking a wide range of instructions across the building consultancy discipline, including; project management and contract administration, dilapidations, landlord and tenant advice, pre-acquisition surveys and technical due diligence on a range of commercial property. The role involves direct client liaison and management, with an emphasis on developing relationships and a network within the sector that will last a career. You will be responsible for mentoring and assisting in management of junior members of the team in order to provide positive role model and aid development.




  • Undertake a range of building surveys, including condition surveys, dilapidation surveys, and building defect analysis
  • Provide expert advice to clients on the condition of their buildings and recommend appropriate remedial action
  • Prepare detailed technical reports and specifications for repair, refurbishment, and maintenance work
  • Liaise with clients, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of projects
  • Manage project budgets and schedules, ensuring that work is completed within time and budget constraints
  • Act as a mentor to junior members of the team, providing guidance and support as required
  • Contribute to business development activities, including attending networking events and identifying opportunities for new business




  • MRICS qualified
  • Excellent knowledge of building regulations and construction standards
  • Strong project management skills with experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD (2012 or later versions) is preferred although not essential
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with clients and stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong report writing skills with the ability to produce accurate and detailed technical reports
  • Proven experience in leading and managing a team
  • Good commercial awareness and business development skills





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