Senior Building Surveyor / Associate

Birmingham

We are seeking a Building Surveyor to join our growing team in our Birmingham Office at Two Snow Hill. This is an exciting role for someone to get involved with a full range of Building Surveying services to the varied client base of Carter Jonas.

The role will be responsible for generating fees throughout the management and development of existing and new clients and contribute towards the financial and business development targets of the Building Surveying department. The team undertakes a wide variety of work in the department from Design to Project Management to Dilapidations and Building Surveys.

The diversity of work covers both Project Management and Professional work. We also carry out work for in-house clients and their client portfolios. Carter Jonas works for a substantial range of Blue Chip companies as well as large landowners and investment companies. 

Division
Commercial
Function
Architecture
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Hours
Full Time

MAIN DUTIES OF THE ROLE:

  • 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 Department 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.
  • Preparation of Schedules of Condition and subsequent negotiations with opposing client’s professional representatives.
  • Prepare and advise clients on Preventative Planned Maintenance and strategies for implementing the same.
  • Investigating and advising client on specific building problems / defects.
  • Development Monitoring on behalf of a Landlord, Tenant or for bank lending purposes.
  • Reinstatement Cost Assessment advice for a broad range of property types in locations across the UK.
  • Undertaking DDA access audits.
  • Effectively manage the performance of others in the team and offer support to junior members.
  • To actively work across the firm and develop the Building Consultancy Department in all areas of the firm.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROLE:

In order to be considered you must be a Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS) with varied PQE. You will have the ability to demonstrate technical competence, sound relevant experience with extensive industry knowledge of main Building Surveying activities. Good working knowledge of all relevant legislation. Presentational and strong communication skills. You must be a car owner with current driving license. Have in depth knowledge of Landlord and Tenant legislation, be computer literate with working knowledge of Computer Aided Design Packages (AutoCad) and competence in Microsoft Office Suite. As a Senior member of the Building Surveying team you must have excellent time management skills and the ability to work independently at a professional level.

ABOUT US:

Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 33 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 800 partners and staff.

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

At Carter Jonas, ‘Simply Better Advice’ is a statement that unites everyone in our business behind a common purpose. It is a commitment to our customers that we will work harder for them, constantly striving to provide the best advice in the market. 

 

Voted one of the Best Places to work in Property in 2018 and accredited with a Gold Investors in People award, we are proud of our values and what they stand for; chosen by our very own employees:

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

We endeavour to create the closest of relations with our Partners and employees, which we measure via our annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. At a national level we aim to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace and create a supportive and inclusive culture to encourage diversity and which underpins our core values of Approachable, Effective and Ambitious.

We want to ensure all of our employees are provided with the right support and guidance to optimise their performance. We offer a wide variety of Learning & Development, as well as structured career paths for professionals. In the last two years, we have launched our Diversity & Inclusion Network, Health & Wellbeing sites as well as our CJ Family Network. 

 

§  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 Department 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.

§  Preparation of Schedules of Condition and subsequent negotiations with opposing client’s professional representatives.

§  Prepare and advise clients on Preventative Planned Maintenance and strategies for implementing the same.

§  Investigating and advising client on specific building problems / defects.

§  Development Monitoring on behalf of a Landlord, Tenant or for bank lending purposes.

§  Reinstatement Cost Assessment advice for a broad range of property types in locations across the UK.

§  Undertaking DDA access audits.

§  Effectively manage the performance of others in the team and offer support to junior members.

§  To actively work across the firm and develop the Building Consultancy Department in all areas of the firm.

 

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