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Senior Building Surveyor

Senior Building Surveyor role with full service property consultancy. North West

Sector: Surveying & Project Management Type: Permanent Location: North West Salary (circa): 38-52K Plus Package

The Company

This established property consultancy advises UK and overseas clients on a full range of services, including investments, planning, development and occupancy to a portfolio of blue chip clients, including many FTSE 100 companies.

With a presence throughout the UK and in key overseas markets, this consultancy is large enough to offer a variety of projects across several sectors with a range of values up to hundreds of millions. Increased activity from a large client base in the North West means they are adding to the team in Manchester.

Working with investors, owners, occupiers and developers this consultancy works across property valuations, planning, development and property tax to provide a full service package to clients. 

Often appearing in 'Best Company to Work For' awards, few organisations have these levels of employee satisfaction and staff retention rates. Well-known within the industry for supporting staff through CPD and talent management programmes to progress their careers, this is the kind of company where you really can make the most of your abilities.

The culture is often described as supportive. There is a friendly but professional atmosphere in the office and the management style is collaborative, with a focus on team performance at all levels of the organisation.

The Role

This is a client facing Senior Building Surveyor position that will give you the opportunity to work with an experienced Building Consultancy team providing clients with a full range of services including building surveys, advice on defects and dilapidations, property management programmes, contract administration, insurance assessments and claims, rights of light, party walls, expert witness and dispute resolution.

You will be working across a number of projects of various sizes across commercial, residential, retail, leisure and education sectors.

You will be up to date with the latest construction technologies, trends and practises and will have a thorough understanding of current legislation and statutory requirements.

Based out of smart central Manchester offices, some travel to client meetings and periodic site visits will be required. 

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Risk assessment and reporting
  • Building surveys including schedules of condition and dilapidations
  • Dealing with a variety of neighbourly matters
  • Contract Administration
  • Attending client meetings
  • Coaching and mentoring more junior colleagues 

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Building Surveying or related RICS-accredited built environment qualification
  • Good knowledge of modern construction and design practises, materials, tools and techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of current CDM regulations and other statutory requirements
  • Good presentation skills with strong PowerPoint and Excel experience
  • A good communicator and able to work with and lead diverse teams

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • 2-4+ years as a Senior Building Surveyor in a client facing environment
  • Experience working on project in residential, retail, leisure and education sectors
  • Prior experience of inner city residential/commercial/mixed-use projects
  • Providing expert advice to private sector owners, occupiers, funders and developers

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary of £38k - £52K based on professional experience, qualifications and current market
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • Up to 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Company Pension Plan
  • Support for CPD and skills/management development
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Regular company sports, social and charity events
  • Diverse and supportive culture 
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Childcare Vouchers


What Next?

To apply for this role, email Laura Padgett on the Consultancy Team, with a short explanation of why you would be a good fit for this position, how you feel it would progress your career and highlighting any issues that may need further clarification.  

Please attach a copy of your current CV, preferably in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx). 

If this position isn’t the right fit for you, but you are thinking about your next move, do contact one of our specialist consultants for a confidential chat about your options. 

At Blayze Group we work with most of the leading residential and commercial developers, construction firms and property consultancies in the UK and internationally.

We are often recruiting for senior roles that may not be advertised and we can always find openings for top quality candidates even when organisations may not be actively hiring.

 Laura Padgett, Manchester

0161 3594325

About Blayze Group

Blayze Group helps transform organisations and gain competitive advantage by sourcing, securing and developing the people that property and construction businesses need to grow and prosper.

Established in 2002, Blayze Group is an award-winning recruitment consultancy in the property and construction sector, providing tailored services to clients through specialist teams, each dedicated to and experienced in their particular discipline. 

Today Blayze Group is a leading recruitment partner to most of the leading residential and commercial developers, construction firms and property consultancies in the UK.

Blayze Group takes the time to understand not just its clients’ business and their strategic objectives, but also their organisational structures and working culture. Blayze Group’s unrivalled sector knowledge and unique consultative approach means that it can deliver the highest quality talent - quickly and cost effectively.

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