Head of Surveying

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Hard Services Engineering Recruitment
Salary: $65000.0
Contact Name: Sion Evans

Contact Email: sion@hvacrecruitment.com
Job ref: 14421
Published: about 2 months ago
Head of Surveying

Hybrid Working with regular national travel

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £65,000 per annum + Car + Excellent Corporate Benefits Package


We’re recruiting for a qualified experienced Surveyor to head up the Surveying dept within an  FM contract.

You will play a key role in the management and delivery of detailed condition reports, identification of defects and advise/guide on repair, maintenance and upgrade options and strategies across the estate.

Being a chartered building surveyor, you will assess the estate and provide project management support on associated capital works initiatives including advice, guidance, support with safety and energy efficiency/sustainability improvements and wider capital expenditure. Developing lifecycle models for asset replacement programmes and actively support project management of dilapidation activities and the scoping and delivery of capital projects, preparing project briefs, works scope, specifications and tenders.

As part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) you will report directly to FM Director, managing a Team of Surveyors and QS/Estimators and will be required to work closely with and take direction on occasion from Head of Asset Management (HoAM), Head of Projects (HoP) and Head of MTT (HoMTT).

You will have comprehensible commercial awareness and have worked in a similar role managing and motivating others. A concise understanding of modern quantity surveying principles and techniques including preparation of BQ’s and PTE’s will stand you in good stead for success on delivering accountabilities such as:

  • Advise on lifecycle/dilapidation projects and determine/manage contractual/financial requirements aligned to the Risk.
  • Manage, develop and organise comprehensive documentation for competitive tender activities and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes.
  • Determine the condition of existing buildings and building services, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repair to manage operational and dilapidation risk.
  • Advise on lifecycle/dilapidation projects and determine/manage contractual/financial requirements aligned to the Risk.
  • Support J&I FM Bid team with new bids and re-bid opportunities and procurement colleagues with management of tender RFI’s, supplier clarifications and tender adjudication activities.
  • Champion working towards gaining ISO 19650 for Building Information Modelling (BIM) including the creation and development of digital modelling of the existing J & I Estate.
  • Support and contribute to FM SLT’s mission to implement and continually improve on a positive H & S culture.


What you’ll need to do the role 

First and foremost, you will hold the relevant building surveying degree or construction related professional qualifications and RICS chartered building surveyor with minimum 5 years’ experience.

As with any skilled role at this level, you will evidently have the required technical knowledge, competence and understanding of building construction, fabric and building services.

Excellent understanding of CDM Regulations and can demonstrate ability to apply its principles to coordinate/advise Client, PD and PC duties.

Finally, flexibility is a must - this is a mobile role covering locations nationally across the UK therefore must have a flexible approach to travel to/from sites and be prepared to stay away from home, potentially this could be up to 2-3 nights a week.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary, pension (matched up to 6%), life insurance.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team; volunteer leave; continuous training and development opportunities.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family, such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and more.
  • Benefits Package: Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals.
  • The chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.