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Building Fabric Asset Surveyor

Location: Birmingham Preferable (other locations may be considered)
Date Posted: 10 July 2024

We are looking for Building Surveyors who will support the delivery of full asset capture, life-cycle, condition and dilapidation surveys, interfacing with clients, customers, consultants, and construction firms.

What you'll be doing

Duties of the role would include:

  • Contribute to successful project completion by providing technical services in accordance with project time and quality
  • Maintain, enhance and apply technical knowledge ensuring production of high quality surveys and reports
  • Liaise with clients, professional organisations, contractors, suppliers, sub-contractors and other surveying departments
  • Work as part of the Asset Surveying Team (which includes Building Fabric and M&E Surveyors
  • Potentially lead teams in survey commissions (this is likely to be multiple commissions at any one time)
  • Train and develop graduate or less experienced surveyors
  • Carry out site surveys to record, condition grade and detail existing building fabric assets
  • These assets will be recorded using an app-based specialist surveying software on a handheld tablet device (iPad, android or similar)
  • Detailed word descriptions of the building fabric assets and any defects will be required as part of the report output
  • Detailed and thorough review of the sites existing building fabric asset servicing and maintenance records will be required to inform condition grading
  • Surveys will be undertaken at a variety of buildings, such as (but not limited too) hospitals, health care, schools, colleges, universities, hotels and commercial premises
  • Our survey commissions cover the whole of the UK, requiring the need to stay away from home on a regular basis on a fully expenses basis
  • Smaller surveys may require you to work alone under your own initiative
  • Report to Associate Director MEP Asset Surveying
  • Other tasks as required

Type of surveys include (but not limited to):

  • Full asset capture and lifecycle surveys, where all existing assets are recorded, condition graded and remedial works given a priority rating
  • Planned preventative maintenance surveys to identify assets and likely maintenance budgets required over a 5 or 10 year period
  • Latent defect surveys undertaken as buildings approach the end of a construction contract
  • Dilapidation surveys typically undertaken towards the end of tenancy or lease term
  • Accessible ceiling inspections recording the condition and grading of building fabric assets above ceilings using ladders
Who we're looking for

Along with a professional, confident and friendly manner, you should possess:

  • A HND in Building Studies (or equivalent) or a degree in Building Surveying
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to use own initiative and work proactively, sometimes working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Proficient in the use of IT systems with experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience in using GoReport would be beneficial
  • Building Surveying experience, delivering projects, coordinating teams, meeting deadlines, attending client progress meetings
  • Experience training and developing the careers of graduate and less experienced surveyors
  • Good knowledge of British Standards and Building Regulations
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills
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