Building Surveyor / Project Manager

6 days left

N13 4TN
35000 - 45000 Per Annum
01 Feb 2018
01 Mar 2018
Vacancy Filler
Contract Type
Full Time

Contact Details

Location:                              North London, with travel to all company projects including Milton Keynes & Birmingham. Occasional travel to Devon.

Proposed Hours:  40 hours per week – Additional hours may be required dependent on the   needs of the business

Salary:                                   £35,000 - £45,000 subject to experience.

Precious Homes is an established, forward thinking and expanding social care provider, we offer genuine person centred registered care and supported living services. We support adults with learning disabilities on the autism spectrum with very complex support needs. We firmly believe that the people we support can, and should live in the heart of the community in homely, non-institutional, modern accommodation; something we take for granted for ourselves.

We have earned a strong reputation among local authorities for successfully supporting some of the most complex needs within the social care environment, we have almost doubled in size over the last three years and now offer 35 services across the UK, with our Central Support office located in North London.

We are looking to recruit a Skilled Building Surveyor/Project Manager who will own the portfolio of projects and tenders from inception to launch. Bringing your previous experience and expertise to in every aspect both commercial and financial. We will depend on you to identify and communicate any commercial risks, and go out of your way to deliver outstanding client satisfaction.

As a Building Surveyor, you will need to:

  • Ensure projects are completed within budget and to schedule.
  • Advise on schemes and projects and determine requirements
  • Prepare project designs with full costings, realistic timescales for completion of projects and full specification of works.
  • Organise documents for tender and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes.
  • Determine the condition of our existing buildings, identify and analyse defects, including full written proposals for repair
  • Advise on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction
  • Instruct on the preservation/conservation of historic buildings
  • Advise on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings
  • Deal with planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations
  • Assess and design buildings to meet the requirements of our service users and their complex needs.
  • Instruct on construction design and management regulations
  • Negotiate dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair)
  • Carry out feasibility studies.
  • Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings.
  • Advise on boundary and ‘right to light’ disputes and party wall procedures.
  • Prepare insurance assessments and claims.

Working hours

Working hours are generally nine to five, although you will be required to work longer hours dependent on the needs of the business. Meeting and socialising with clients can and will sometimes require out-of-hours working.

The work is much less desk bound, with a large proportion of the working day spent on site. This may require working alone for significant periods of time.

Key skills required

  • Organisational skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Willingness to work outside in all conditions
  • Interest in and firm knowledge of the built environment, including building regulations and health and safety legislation
  • An understanding of how their recommendations will affect a construction project's profitability
  • Relationship-building skills and a strong understanding of good customer service
  • IT skills, including knowledge of industry-specific software
  • Be analytically minded, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Team working skills
  • Empathy towards our projects and complex needs of our service users at all times
  • Local/regional travel within a working day is frequent. This may be to meet with contractors to discuss technical documents or to visit clients/members of the public who have no knowledge of construction. This means that good communication will be required at all times. Overnight absence from home is uncommon



  • A degree in building surveying, combined with technical knowledge.
  • Other relevant qualifications desirable: to include the following.
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Languages
  • Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Social sciences
  • Urban and land studies.


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