Senior Building Surveyor

Senior Building Surveyor
Posted 2 months ago

Location: Bristol

Duration: Permanent

Start Date: Asap

Salary: £50K – £60K DOE


Building Inspections:

  • Conduct detailed inspections of high-rise, educational or healthcare buildings, emphasising identifying and documenting defects and structural issues. 
  • Leverage building pathology expertise to identify apparent and potential defects in residential properties. 

Defect Analysis and Remedial Solutions:

  • Articulate and explain various types of defects found in a variety of buildings, providing comprehensive reports with clear insights and recommended remedial solutions. 
  • Consider the specific challenges of hospitals and schools; knowledge in these areas would be advantageous. 

Communication and Client Interaction:

  • Professionally engage with clients, demonstrating clear and articulate communication when explaining complex defects and proposed solutions. 
  • Manage relationships with clients, addressing inquiries and ensuring their understanding and satisfaction with the inspection and reporting process. 

Project Management:

  • Independently manage the workload to meet fee targets, ensuring timely completion of inspections, reports and any necessary remedial works, mainly for high-rise buildings. 
  • Prioritise tasks efficiently, handling multiple projects simultaneously and within a team. 

Technical Competence and Building Pathology:

  • Assess the quality and cause/effect of building defects, particularly in domestic structures.
  • Utilise knowledge of building pathology to enhance the depth of defect analysis. 
  • Familiarity with hospitals and schools in terms of building inspections would be advantageous. 

Procedures and Administration:

  • Report writing and Contract Administration for high-rise remediation works. 
  • Understand and support the resident liaison process required to complete the work. 
  • Develop the ability to take minutes in both internal and external meetings and understand the context of discussion points. 
  • Support and understand how different roles within the project team support the delivery of a project. 
  • Assist with and understand the tender process and procurement of key consultants and contractors.

Qualification / Cards:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Building Surveying or construction-related field.
  • Relevant professional qualifications and memberships (e.g. RICS).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Building Regulations and Fire Safety legislation in England.
  • Building pathology experience is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise reports.

Driving and Mobility:

  • Possess a valid UK driving License, as the role may involve frequent travel to various sites for inspections. 


For more information or to apply for this vacancy, contact Michaela Francis at 01256 817878 or email: or complete the application form below.

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent
Start DateAsap
Salary£50K - £60K DOE
ContactMichaela Francis

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