Senior building surveyor (hybrid working)



We are a business with exciting sustainable growth plans over the next few years looking for amazing people who want to grow along with us.

We are a business that values our people. We've launched exciting people initiatives to better our people's experience and we engage with our people to listen to their needs and wants. We have adopted a hybrid working policy that gives our people the flexibility they want and we reward and recognise them well through numerous ways including our extensive benefits package and the way we align our support to match their career goals.

Cluttons is a company with a difference, working on a solid foundation of mutual trust, we are commercially focussed, and business orientated.

We employ over 230 staff in the UK with a fast-growing presence, headquartered in London and serving a wide range of clients. We have established a strong track record and reputation as the ‘partner with a purpose’ to help each client get the most out of their property.

Through our network of offices in the UK, we offer a wide range of property services including consultancy, utilities and infrastructure, architecture and engineering, management, investment and commercial agency, residential sales & lettings.


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 utility,

industrial, educational, heritage, commercial, and charitable. In Oxford, we have a dedicated specialist flood consultancy, building conservation specialists and we operate in other niche markets at a national level.


  • Oversee the design and production of planning, tender and construction drawings
  • Liaise with 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
  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of drawing production
  • Produce specifications and contract documentation
  • Ensure specifications and procedures are used and followed
  • Undertake professional services (such as dilapidations, party wall, acquisition surveys)
  • Represent the Project and Building Consultancy department internally and to clients
  • 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



  • Actively contribute to the effectiveness of the team, share knowledge and advise others

Client and business development

  • Manage existing client relationships
  • Contribute to securing new business and generating revenue
  • Identify and progress new business opportunities both in and outside own discipline
  • Work on a broad range of assignments
  • Manage assignments of major projects
  • Have a broad knowledge of principles and practices of related disciplines
  • Enhance Cluttons' reputation through successful delivery
  • Build networks across service lines


  • Deliver as per corporate contract(s) requirements
  • Accurately forecast fees when required to do so by the Partner
  • Contribute to the development of initiatives to increase profitability

Systems and process

  • Evaluate, adapt and improve standards, techniques and procedures
  • Adhere to and manage processes in accordance with internal and accredited requirements
  • Contribute to wider projects


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
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Good understanding of bills of quantities and cost control
  • Good project management abilities
  • Experience of working on building and construction projects
  • An understanding of statutory requirements (Planning and building regulations)
  • Client facing experience to meet with clients and contractors
  • An understanding of party wall matters
  • An understanding of the process of dilapidations
  • Experience of undertaking building surveys for due diligence
  • 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


  • Hybrid working - to give you the flexibility you need
  • Holidays: 25 days increasing in line with length of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Enhanced auto enrolment pension scheme - to help you save for the future
  • Life assurance - to protect your loved ones should the worst happen
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme - discounted bicycles
  • Flu and eye care vouchers - to keep you healthy
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 health & wellbeing support
  • [email protected] Remote GP app - to give you and your family access to medical experts quickly
  • Platform hosting 1000s of discounts at your favourite retailers, restaurants, supermarkets, leisure & days out venues, gyms and more
  • Family & wellbeing policy - including enhanced maternity pay, menopause support, neurodiversity support, carer support, company sick pay and much more

Plus a Flexible benefits policy that allows you to pick and choose additional benefits as below:

  • Purchasing up to 5 days additional holiday
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental insurance
  • Discounted private medical insurance for family cover
  • Discounted critical health insurance and more