Senior/Managing Building Surveyor

We are seeking a highly driven and experienced Senior/Managing Building Surveyor to join our established and dynamic surveying and construction consultancy, with a unique opportunity to work from any of our four offices based in London, Birmingham, Bristol or Southampton.

Our sectors of operation include residential, commercial, arts & leisure and education - with residential developments being our primary area of operation.

You will be joining a company led at the very top by Chartered Surveyors, meaning professional development, knowledge sharing and best practice are at the very core of how we deliver our services. You will be provided with opportunities for leadership and progression as you advance your surveying career with us.

We are looking for an individual who has the initiative to hit the ground running. The work pace is fast and understanding our objective to be 'the consultant of choice' is key to how we deliver an exceptional service.

The right individual will have:
  • Building pathology - ability to undertake investigations, diagnose defects and advise on remedial solutions
  • Construction technology - understanding of construction methods, particularly within the new build residential sector
  • Communication - ability to communicate effectively through written reports, meetings and presentation of findings to clients
  • Reporting - ability to manage a portfolio of projects and provide regular progress report updates to stakeholders
  • Experience in various forms of procurement and contracts to be able to advise clients
  • Procurement / tendering - experience in preparing tender documents, including preliminaries, schedule of works and pricing documents
Job summary

No two days will be the same for our Senior/Managing Building Surveyor, but your general responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strong leadership and guidance to multidisciplinary professional teams, to ensure project milestones are met
  • Developing and communicating project objectives, strategies and timelines to ensure alignment among internal teams, stakeholders and partners
  • Developing project programme from feasibility through pre-construction and procurement; highlighting all relevant milestones and reviewing/reporting on these regularly
  • Facilitating design team meetings and managing the pre-construction phase
  • Ensuring the management of professional teams is in line with the scope undertaken, fee allocated and potential risk of scope creep
  • Formulating and managing an evolving risk register from inception to completion of the works
  • Identifying potential project risks and developing mitigation strategies to minimise disruptions and delays
  • Preparing, regulating and analysing costs for tenders and contracts
  • Administering JCT construction contracts, including chairing meetings
  • Providing Contract Administration services across a variety of projects from inception to completion
  • Valuing work completed on-site and certifying payments 
  • Assessing cost variations 
  • Preparing and agreeing final accounts
  • Assessing and agreeing extension of time and loss and expense claims
  • Managing of handover process in line with client-specific requirements and ensuring all regulating requirements/legislations are adhered to.

We are open to applications from Building Surveying specialists across the UK, with the ability to work from any of our four established offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Southampton. Each office has a friendly and dynamic team, with surveying experience ranging from Director to junior level. You will have the potential to grow as we offer strong training schemes with hopes to get the right individual fully qualified in their field. This will be part of a long-term development plan, tailored to your personal training needs and career aspirations. Opportunities for development and role diversification are regularly reviewed on a bi-annual basis to ensure your career goals are on track and we place a strong emphasis on "growing our own talent" - so opportunities for progression are bountiful. 

We offer a competitive salary, with great benefits including a pension scheme, relevant professional membership fees paid, personal development, and CPD training courses. Additional benefits, as you progress your career with Rund, include private healthcare and death-in-service benefit.

Each office is located in a central, convenient area in each city for travel, and we are proud to provide modern and vibrant working facilities for all employees. Each office also boasts a regular social calendar, providing you with exemplary opportunities for team bonding and collaboration.

Please include which office you would be interested in working from in your application. We would be pleased to provide further information on the bespoke workplace facilities on offer in each location if you speak to a member of our People Team at [email protected] 

This is an overview of the job and will be periodically reviewed and updated to ensure that the job description fully reflects the responsibilities required of the post holder. Your line manager will discuss with you personally specific details relating to the responsibilities contained in this job description. 


Rund Partnership Limited is committed to promoting equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.
To find out more about this position by contacting the Rund Recruitment Team, via email at [email protected]
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