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Building Surveyor

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    Laura Belcher

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    07799 748 965

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    15 days ago

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​We are currently recruiting for an experienced Building Surveyor to join a forward thinking and dynamic Construction Consultancy based in Leicester to work on some of the region’s most prestigious projects.


As the Building Surveyor; you'll complete detailed reports; within which you'll identify defects and advise on repair, maintenance and restoration options. Projects include existing buildings, buildings of architectural or historic importance and new development schemes. You may implement preventative measures to keep buildings in good condition and look for ways to make buildings sustainable.



  • Ensure projects are completed on budget and to schedule

  • Advise clients on schemes and projects and determine requirements

  • Prepare scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works

  • Organise documents for tender and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes

  • Determine the condition of existing buildings, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repair

  • Advise on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction

  • Instruct on the preservation/conservation of historic buildings

  • Advise on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings

  • Deal with planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations

  • Assess and design buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities

  • Instruct on construction design and management regulations

  • Negotiate dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair)

  • Carry out feasibility studies

  • Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings

  • Advise on boundary and 'right to light' disputes and party wall procedures

  • Prepare insurance assessments and claims.


Ideal Candidate:

  • Building Surveying degree or equivalent (RICS Accredited);

  • Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) (desirable)

  • Ensure buildings conform to the latest building regulations and technical standards

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience with a proven track record

  • Supervision of building work on site

  • Ability to win or bring work would be highly advantageous

  • Building Surveys – Condition, Defect reports, Stock Condition and Pre-acquisition

  • Experience in Health and Safety procedures (CDM);

  • Manage the delivery of construction works;

  • Project Management / Contract Administration experience (JCT / NEC) (Desirable)


You will rewarded with a highly competitive salary + full professional package and the opportunity to work with a market leading business with excellent future career prospects.


Atkins James act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.