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  • Remote working
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full time

Our private sector client is currently looking for a Chartered Building Surveyor for a permanent Oxfordshire Office based role.  


Chartered Building Surveyor  

An exciting opportunity to manage an established Building Surveying department within a multi-disciplinary organisation  

Oxfordshire Office  

-capability to take on the management of an existing department and the ambition to develop both the existing client base and the take advantage of the opportunities that are available from working within a multi-disciplinary organisation with Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Traffic and Highways and Geomatics departments.  



Key skills & experience  

• Minimum qualification - Chartered Building Surveyor MRICS  

• At least 10 years post-qualification experience in Building Surveying and project management  

• Good working knowledge of all aspects of building surveying and building design  

• Proven staff management skills  

• Proven client management including negotiating and influencing skills  

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills  

• Proven ability to manage staff, lead and motivate individuals and teams to achieve targets  

• Driving licence  


Management Responsibilities  

• Financial and technical management of the Building Surveying team  

• Supervision of Building Surveying staff including workload, management of training, welfare etc.  

• Attend in-house and external meetings with clients, local authorities and other professionals  

• Represent the business, in a professional and courteous way.  


Management Responsibilities  

• Undertaking the role of Principal Designer on a range of projects (mainly commercial)  

• Management and co-ordination of the architectural, structural and civil engineering designs on a wide range of new-build and refurbishment projects  

• Financial, technical and project management input throughout the design and construction stages of projects  


Chartered Building Surveyor  

Scope of work undertaken on a typical project  


Preliminary Design  

Preparation of outline briefs involving visits to sites throughout the UK, review of planning histories, site investigation reports, services records  

Attendance at design and stakeholder meetings  

Condition surveys of existing buildings  

Preparation of preliminary concept designs and outline specifications  

Provide advice on preliminary budgets, programmes and project viability  

Review of statutory requirements  

Assessment of risks at the initial stages of the project, including preparation and updating of risk registers  


Planning Stage  

Preparation of planning stage designs (including space planning)  

Preparation of planning application submissions (including applications for listed building / conservation area consent)  

Preparation of Design and Access Statements  

Co-ordination of input from other departments in relation to Transport Statements, Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Strategies, ground conditions etc.  

Co-ordination of designs from external consultants (ecology / arboriculture etc.)  

Discharge of planning conditions typically involving preparation or input into a Construction Transport Management Plan and Construction Environmental Management Plan and co-ordination of design input from other project consultants such as MEP, geotechnical specialists, arboriculturists, ecologists, landscape consultants  


Detailed Design  

Detailed technical design for architectural design  

Co-ordination of input from other departments in relation to structural and civil engineering design  

Development of strategies for services supplies and drainage infrastructure  

Development of phasing to suit project constraints  


Preparation of Building Regulation / Warrant applications  

Input on design reviews relating to BREEAM, sustainability and embodied carbon assessments  

Preparation of detailed designs for tender  

Preparation of detailed Pre-Construction information package  

Preparation of technical specifications  

Preparation of construction strategy, including input into the phasing of the works  

Assessment of the sustainability and environmental impact of projects  

Assessment of project in terms of statutory requirements, especially health and safety  

Presentation of design at tender meetings  

Responses to tender queries  

Contract Administration  

Attendance at site meetings  

Site inspections to report on site progress, quality and compliance issues  

Contract administration (responsibilities dependent on contract type and project value)  

Ongoing liaison and reporting to Client Representatives  

Chartered Building Surveyor  

Other work undertaken  

Building condition surveys / schedules of condition  

Surveys to determine condition and layout of existing drainage infrastructure  

Defects diagnosis  

Party wall agreements  


Remuneration and training  


We offer a competitive salary, a contribution towards a personal pension scheme (up to 5% of salary) and payment of professional membership fees. The company contributes to regular social events and encourages involvement with our nominated charities.  

-friendly and supportive working environment, including flexible working hours and working arrangements. We have a strong commitment to training ranging from ‘on the job training’ in new software and design techniques to training programs for Chartered status and external short courses.  


Benefits Package  


• Competitive salary  

• Pension scheme  

• Private health care  

• Salary Sacrifice Scheme  

• Death in Service benefit  

• Initial 25 days holiday (3 held for the Christmas period)  

• Additional holiday can be accrued in accordance with the number of years services, up to a total of 28 days  

• The option to bank, buy or sell holiday each year after one years’ service  

• Long service awards including additional days off and £500 cash award  

• Flexible working including the opportunity to work from home  

• Paid professional membership  

• Cycle to Work Scheme  

• Interest free loan for annual travel season ticket  

• Yearly flu vaccine  

• Eye tests paid and contribution towards glasses, if required solely for VDU work  

• Regular CPD seminars held in house (with lunch provided)  

• Regular social events organised and funded by the company throughout the year  

• Free refreshments, including tea, coffee, juice and fresh fruit  

• Free on-site parking  

  • Quote ref: 100357/220222

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