Associate Building Surveyor

We are seeking an experienced and proactive Building Surveyor to join our growing Building Consultancy team in Birmingham operating for a diverse range of clients including blue chip organisations, private clients, public sector and rural estates. As an ambitious and growing business, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can establish themselves and make a significant contribution to developing this business.   The role is based in our Two Snow Hill office with a fantastic central location, close to both Birmingham city train station and surrounding tram lines. We offer a competitive salary, with excellent benefits including flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances. We also offer flexible working arrangements and encourage applications from those who are looking to continue with this in their next role. Involving frequent travel, this role will require a full driving license.   
Architecture|Building Surveying|Surveying
Contract Type
Working Hours
Full Time

Providing a comprehensive building surveying service to our clients, you will advise and support the wider team on commercial business space (offices, retail and industrial premises) together with both residential and rural properties. You will be required to prepare schedules of dilapidation and will lead on the subsequent negotiations with opposing clients and professional representatives. The successful candidate will the opportunity to manage projects, Contract Administration and design for refurbishment.


  • Provide a full building surveying service to the external clients of Carter Jonas and in house where required.
  • Provide support and advice to other members of the Architecture and Building Consultancy Profit Centre and assist with workload sharing where necessary.
  • Carry out Building Surveys of all types of commercial buildings and residential properties.
  • Preparation of Schedules of Dilapidations and subsequent negotiations with opposing clients and professional representatives.
  • Project management, Contract Administration and design for refurbishment, conversion and new build projects for commercial, rural and residential premises.
  • Prepare and issue feasibility studies working with other disciplines as necessary.
  • Undertake Principal Designer role for small projects where necessary to comply with CDM 2015 for in-house and external clients. Providing professional advice to clients and others as required.
  • Provide Party Wall etc Act 1996 service to Building and Adjoining owners.

A full job description can be provided on request.


An in-depth knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation and the ability to project manage, investigate and advise on specific building defects are essential. Computer literate, you will have knowledge of Computer Aided Design Packages (AutoCad) and competence in Microsoft Office Suite. You will be a member of the RICS. 

You will be ambitious and passionate about business development and growing client relationships. Motivated by a fast-paced environment, you must be supportive and a collaborative team player proactively participating in development of yourself and other members of the team.



Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 34 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 900 partners and employees.

Our tailored service and Simply Better Advice have enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset. From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work, and our culture is both collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

Ahead of the curve, we are pioneering in the use of technology within the property industry, making Carter Jonas a hugely exciting place to work.


  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity, and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm


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