Building Surveyor

Oxford

Description

We are seeking a Building Surveyor to join our Project and Building Consultancy team in Oxford. As a Building Surveyor you will contribute to the team in all areas of work. This can be as diverse as carrying out surveys to produce planned preventative maintenance schedules for an Oxford College campus, through to visiting a site to check that reinforcement is placed correctly for a flood defence scheme to a factory.

Together we provide professional services, design, contract administration and project management services to a diverse range of clients. We work in many sectors including educational, heritage, industrial, commercial, charitable, utility and nuclear with some residential clients. In Oxford, we have a dedicated specialist flood consultancy, building conservation specialists and we operate in other niche markets at a national level.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake professional services (such as dilapidations, party wall, acquisition surveys)
  • Oversee the design and production of planning, tender and construction drawings
  • Liaise with external structural engineers and other sub-consultants
  • Determine project specifications, client requirements and performance standards; complete technical studies; prepare cost estimates
  • Undertake the Principal Designer role under the CDM Regulations
  • Identify technical solutions and undertake feasibility studies to identify optimum designs
  • Represent the Project and Building Consultancy department internally and to clients
  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of drawing production
  • Produce specifications and contract documentation
  • Ensure specifications and procedures are used and followed
  • Liaise with surveyors to forecast workload and resources required
  • Be aware of all client design requirements
  • Supervise the preparation and checking of 2D/3D drawings
  • Be responsible for and take accurate site measurements from inception through to construction to ensure accuracy of information produced
  • Ensure all work undertaken is produced accurately to standards in a timely and efficient manner

Requirements

Essential Qualifications

  • Relevant construction related or building surveying degree
  • Relevant professional qualification (MRICS or similar)
  • Full UK driving licence

Essential experience

  • An understanding of construction processes
  • An understanding of the process of dilapidations
  • An understanding of party wall matters
  • An understanding of statutory requirements (Planning and building regualations)
  • Experience of undertaking building surveys for due diligence
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Good understanding of bills of quantities and cost control
  • Good project management abilities
  • Experience of working on building projects
  • Client facing experience to meet with clients and contractors
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Packages and an understanding of AutoCAD
  • Able to organise and prioritise to meet deadlines

Desirable experience

  • Knowledge of civil and structural engineering principles
  • Knowledge of heritage projects and conservation of the built environment

Benefits

  • Holidays: 25 – increase in line with length of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Auto Enrollment Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flu and Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Plus Flexible benefits as below

  • Policy that allows you to pick and choose additional benefits including purchasing 5 days additional holiday
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance