BUILDING SURVEYOR, OXFORD

UK-Oxford
Job ID
2017-1103
Category
PBC
Type
Permanent Full-Time

Overview

The Project and Building Consultancy are present in offices in London (Portman House), Oxford (Seacourt Tower), Reading (Atlantic House) and Brighton (Old Steine).  This position is based in the Oxford office, and support is given to work streams from other offices and vice versa as required.

 

All surveyors provide traditional building surveying services, including dilapidations, party wall, due diligence surveys, building pathology, condition surveys, measured surveys, reinstatement cost assessments, construction monitoring, principal designer role and project management of small works.

 

Together we provide professional services, design, contract administration and project management services to a diverse range of clients. We work in many sectors including educational, heritage, industrial, commercial, charitable, utility and nuclear with some residential clients. In Oxford, we have a dedicated specialist flood consultancy, building conservation specialists and we operate in other niche markets at a national level.

 

As a Building Surveyor you will assist the team in all areas of work to provide delivery on time and within budget. 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.

 

You will represent the company in meetings, providing advice and updates to clients at their premises and on site.

 

Oxford is the centre for CAD support across the business, and we use their skills and 3D ability for planning, tender and construction drawings. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Undertake professional services (such as dilapidations, party wall, acquisition surveys)
  • Oversee the design and production of planning, tender and construction drawings
  • Liaise with external structural engineers and other sub-consultants
  • Determine project specifications and client requirements and performance standards; completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates
  • Undertake the Principal Designer role under the CDM Regulations
  • Identify technical solutions and undertake feasibility studies to identify optimum designs
  • Represent the Project and Building Consultancy department internally and to clients
  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of drawing production
  • Ensure specifications and procedures are used and followed
  • Liaise with surveyors to forecast workload and resources required
  • Work effectively under pressure, remaining calm and approachable
  • Participate in client design meetings where 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

Qualifications

  • An understanding of construction processes
  • An understanding of the process of dilapidations
  • An understanding of party wall matters
  • Experience of undertaking building surveys for due diligence
  • Knowledge of basic civil and structural engineering principles
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Good understanding of bills of quantities and cost control
  • Good project management abilities
  • Experience of working on building projects
  • Client facing experience to meet with clients to give updates on projects
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Packages and an understanding of AutoCAD
  • Able to organise and prioritise to meet deadlines

Desirable

  • Knowledge of structural engineering principles
  • Experience of working on civil projects
  • Knowledge of heritage projects and conservation of the built environment

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