Head of Building Surveying

Head of Building Surveying

  • Location

    Gravesend, Kent

  • Sector:

    Building Consultancy

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Aaron Horton

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Dove & Hawk are working alongside a Kent based Chartered Surveyor Consultancy who are looking for a Building Surveyor, to head up their small building services team

Duties/Functions of the role:

  • Management of Departmental Staff
  • To provide departmental report to Management Committee
  • Managing the department budget/profitability in conjunction with the department director
  • To mentor junior surveyors and APC candidates.
  • Contributing towards the team's fee, billing and profit targets.
  • Liaise with clients and support the team to develop the client portfolio.
  • Support the team profile in the market and develop internal and external network for business opportunities, identifying areas for cross-selling where appropriate.
  • Taking responsibility for own caseload and those of each department member
  • ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule;
  • advising clients on schemes and projects and determining requirements;
  • preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works;
  • organising documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes;
  • determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair;
  • advising on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings;
  • instructing on construction design and management regulations;
  • Ingoing commercial building surveys for various purposes, including acquisition
  • carrying out feasibility studies;
  • Preparing schedules of dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair) and negotiating settlements on behalf of clients
  • Preparing cost plans for bank financial appraisal purposes and undertaking monitoring inspections and reports
  • advising on the health and safety aspects of buildings;
  • preparing insurance reinstatement cost assessments
  • preparing building survey reports on commercial and industrial properties.
  • writing specifications and monitoring building work up to and including final account.
  • contract administration.
  • preparing cost plans for bank financial appraisal purposes
  • advising on Party Wall etc Act 1996 matters.

Requirements of the Role:

  • Strong knowledge of current RICS legislation (MRICS / FRICS qualified)
  • Knowledge of the Party Wall Act 1996
  • Current relevant legislation Knowledge
  • Knowledge of all Health and Safety regulations and requirements
  • Full drivers licence with business insurance coverage


  • 25 days holiday allowance
  • Business mileage covers 45p per mile
  • Healthcare schemes provided.

Salary Budgets: Circa £55,000 p/a

Required working hours: 09:00 - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

If you meet the required skillset of this role then I want to hear from you immediately as the role is available now. Apply with your CV attached remembering to quote vacancy reference: 8309.

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