Director - Specialist Building Consultancy

Location London, London Job Type Permanent
Salary £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits Sector CommerciaL, Building and Construction, Surveying

Specialist consultancy based in Central London are looking to add a Director of Building Surveying to their team.


  • Detailed knowledge and application of building surveying principles, philosophy and practice
  • Experience carrying out the following on a wide variety of buildings, including commercial residential and industrial property:
        • Design, specification and contract administration for building repair, maintenance, refurbishment, rehabilitation, remodelling and improvement works;
        • Building surveys & reports
        • Technical due diligence;
        • Project and programme management;
        • Defect Analysis & Reporting;
        • Inspection for and preparation of schedules of dilapidations, dilapidations assessments and Repairs Notices for landlord and tenants;
        • Feasibility studies and viability appraisals;
        • Preparing outline budget estimates of costs as preparation for works and projects;
        • Implementation of sustainable strategies for property;
        • Acting as Principal Designer and giving Health and Safety advice as required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
        • Ability to review building surveying output for QA purposes and setting up of QA procedures;


  • Diverse knowledge gained from work in both Public and Private Sectors, with a Consultancy background.
  • Ability to lead on bids, tenders, pitches and fee submissions and provide strategic advice to clients
  • To prepare proposals/bids for presentation to clients (internal and external).

What you have to offer:

  • MRICS qualified or equivalent, with at least 5 years PQE
  • A strong professional track record, specialising in building surveying, from a consultancy background and with a desire for a progressive career;
  • Strong commercial aptitude
  • Strong technical skills;
  • Strong strategic skills;
  • Client focused individual with an ability to recognise and deliver client centric capabilities and value propositions;
  • An ambition to drive the business forward and an interest to develop both new and existing services;
  • An ability to seek out and develop business through building strong working relationships;
  • Commercially aware and financially astute individual;
  • A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail who is well organised and can operate independently under a broad direction;
  • A team player who can develop and maintain good relationships and gain the confidence of other professionals both within the Group and outside;

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