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Senior Building Surveyor

Posted 8 March by Copperfield Recruitment Ltd Easy Apply Ended
Senior Building Surveyor – Slough

Salary £35-55k

To provide professional advice and services to Clients with regard to all construction and property related matters including but not limited to: a variety of building surveys; schedules of condition; party wall matters; dilapidations; measured surveys; technical drawing work; design and specification; and, contract administration.

Duties & Responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Develop and tease out the client brief
  • Undertake building surveys, condition surveys and pre-acquisition surveys; and, prepare relevant survey reports
  • Undertake inspections of and advise on property defects together with proposed remedial works
  • Undertake surveys and prepare schedules of condition.  Undertake surveys and prepare first schedules.  Undertake surveys and prepare photo schedules
  • Undertake surveys, where necessary, and prepare lease plans
  • Conduct measurement of buildings, and prepare area measure reports, in accordance with the current rics code of measuring practice
  • Prepare as existing site plans, floor plans, elevations and cross sections where necessary.  Prepare design drawings to stage 3 and technical drawings to stage 4 of the riba plan of work
  • Liaise with and produce information (including drawings) for statutory and local authorities approvals
  • Prepare schedules of work and specifications
  • Collate and organise technical information
  • Investigate technical information and factors that affect developments / projects
  • Advise on the procurement of survey works required for the successful completion the project
  • Advise on the procurement of construction consultants necessary for the successful completion of projects; and, co-ordinate and liaise with the same
  • Carry out all elements of contract administration to include pre and post contract services
  • Prepare and serve party wall notices; and, prepare, negotiate where necessary and serve party wall awards on appointing owners
  • Review lease clauses, prepare / review interim and terminal schedules of dilapidations
  • Assess, defend and enforce dilapidations claims
  • To ensure compliance with cdm regulations and all aspects of the health & safety at work act.

Provision of Property Services

  • To provide, where appropriate, technical advice and support in relation to the delivery of the following professional services:
  • Building & Pre-acquisition Surveys
  • Condition Surveys
  • Building Pathology / Defects Surveys
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Party Wall Surveying
  • Dilapidations Assessment & Negotiation
  • Area Measures (GEA, GIA & NIA)
  • Measured surveys & Lease Plans
  • First Schedules
  • Design & Specification (including all statutory consents)
  • Planning and Building Regulations Applications
  • Alterations, Refurbishment & Repairs
  • Contract Administration & Employers Agent
  • Project Management

Person Specification

  • Have a BSc or Msc in Building Surveying
  • Be MRICS qualified


  • Be able to demonstrate critical awareness
  • Be able to work accurately under pressure
  • Have a logical and practical approach
  • Have knowledge of how buildings and spaces are used
  • Have a good eye for detail
  • Have good project management and coordination skills
  • Be able to keep within financial budgets and to achieve project deadlines
  • Be proficient in the use of Autocad


Please note your CV will be reviewed against the vacancy criteria and we will contact you within one week if we wish to progress your application any further.

Copperfield Recruitment Ltd are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy and are an equal opportunities employer.

Reference: 34638154

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