Chartered Building Surveyor

40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + depending on fit for the role.
14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The National Trust's strategy includes plans to invest over GBP1bn in conservation over the next 10 years. To make that a reality we need experienced and passionate building professionals who are able to bring their very best to some of the most important historic buildings in England. It's about being part of something different, where cause matters most, and where our decisions are always based on long term, forever, for everyone.

We are looking for a Building Surveyor to bring technical excellence to the conservation and maintenance of property portfolios in Surrey, an area of outstanding natural beauty. You'll focus on the delivery of:

  • Reactive work (e.g. damp investigation, timber repairs)
  • Cyclical maintenance (e.g. external decorations and fixed wire testing)
  • Conservation backlog (e.g. completing Quinquennial surveys, roof replacements)
  • Building services, primarily at mansion/larger properties (e.g. upgrading power, data and sewage systems)
  • Energy reduction (e.g. thermal improvements)
  • Visitor infrastructure (e.g. refurbishment of catering facilities, extending car parks, additional toilets)
  • Residential property refurbishment (e.g. let estate, staff accommodation, holiday cottages)

You will take the lead on all buildings advice at one of the area's mansion properties working closely with the General Manager in the strategic planning of projects and maintenance spend. You will also support the wider county by leading on projects or advising on particular areas of expertise or experience you may have.

You will need to have:

  • You'll have a current RICS or CIOB membership
  • A passion for building surveying within a heritage and conservation organisation
  • Robust knowledge of building conservation, from asset management to contract management, procurement, to maintenance and repair
  • Experience of delivering projects in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A clear client focus and excellent client relationship management skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • The ability to work and effectively manage your time across a busy and complex portfolio