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Associate Director - Building Surveying

£55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Apply2019-10-23 15:42:411970-01-01Eden Brown Built Environment

Associate Director - Building Surveying

Date posted: October 23, 2019
£55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Greater Manchester, England
Job description

Our client is currently seeking to hire an Senior or Associate Building Surveyor to be based in Manchester.

As a Surveyor you will work on your own delivering a wide variety of more complex professional and higher value contract services for public and private clients. Services will be delivered across a number of sectors including Health, Industrial, Education, Commercial, Government, Leisure & Culture.

We are looking to appoint a Senior or Associate Level Chartered Building Surveyor to their Manchester office where you will have a great opportunity to progress your career. The UK Building Surveying team deliver as one unit, and specialise in multi-disciplinary design services on refurbishment schemes, condition and asset surveys and asset management. Therefore we are looking for a candidate with a broad Building Surveying background that will compliment our services and strive to expand and build the Manchester team, supporting work winning and client management in the private and public sector. We are looking for candidates preferably from the private sector with business development/work winning skills. The role is for a Manchester team leader so previous line manager experience is desirable for a Senior, and essential for an Associate.

Job Duties:

-Lead on individual Building Surveying, Project Management, and Contract Administration commissions.
-Fully involved in or managing others for the production of drawings, specifications and tender documents.
-Survey and Report writing for the full range of typical core professional Building Surveying services.
-Construction monitoring and snagging assessments.
-Client development skills to develop business with existing clients and confidence to win new work.
-Prepare fee bids, mentor key team members to do the same and assist other growth managers in business development.
-Continuous improvement to our standards, processes and knowledge to deliver to our core clients.
-Mentoring and developing Assistant Building Surveyors and other team members.
-Key account client management.
-Establish client briefs, appropriate fees, and cost control through to completion.
-Financial, commercial and risk management from project inception through to completion on own projects.
-Conducting a portfolio of fee based activities with our key multi sector client base.

Minimum Requirements:

-Have extensive experience of all aspects of surveying from design work to condition surveys, feasibilities, and contract administration
-Review, quality manage and approve the preparation of schedules of work, specifications and detailed drawings and tender packages
-Preparation of Schedules of Work and Specifications for all types of maintenance and construction projects
-Experience working and building relationships within the private and public sector
-Produce feasibility and concept reports
-Management of sub consultants and contractors
-Manage the delivery of contract administration services
-Compile and monitor project costs in line with approved budgets
-Manage asset surveys on larger survey programmes, working with various technology packages to meet client requirements.
-NEC3 Supervisor experience desirable but not essential
-Have line manager responsibility for a team of building surveyors
-Have experience of work/bid winning and a willingness to participate in work winning strategies
-Manage and monitor fees, profits and invoicing
-Promote the RICS APC and support staff through their APC


-Experience in all core Building Surveying work areas especially design and contract administration.
-Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
-Excellent client and team interpersonal skills.
-Experience of winning work and building client relationships.
-Ability to work with a number of clients providing core Building Survey services that results in building.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Be educated to at least degree level or equivalent, in a Building Surveying RICS accredited degree.
-Have extensive post Chartership experience.
-Have excellent client facing experience.
-Be passionate about Building Surveying, developing a team and furthering your career with a leading construction consultancy.
-Have an open willingness to support developing surveyors and respond to their questions.
-Be a strong leader and communicator.
-Be looking for the next step in building surveying leadership.
-Be a role model to the team, setting high standards and expectations.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. As well as receiving a competitive salary, you'll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Natalie Daniel on 01612331600, or email

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 257232NDN_1571841760