Assistant Building Surveyor

  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Oxfordshire, UK
  • 11 Sep, 2020
Permanent,   Full Time   Building Surveyor

Job Description

  • Due to a strong work stream an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Building Surveyor to join our Oxford based building surveying team.  The role will involve supporting senior building surveyors on a range of building surveying. The successful applicant will join a team that has an interesting workload and provides plenty of opportunity for progression. Support will be provided to complete the RICS APC with an assessor on the team and pre assessment training from the business.  You would be encouraged to become involved in business development.  This role is partly home based so will save the commute to the office on a daily basis.



    • Support the Senior Building Surveyors in their day to day activities
    • Undertake a wide range of building surveying duties under supervision throughout Oxfordshire and the surrounding area with some jobs further afield.
    • With support, manage your own projects and understand the commercial aspects of this role
    • Learn and understand the principles of quality, safety and the environment within project management
    • Participate in internal and external training initiatives
    • Generate repeat business and participate in local business development initiatives



    • A BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying or a similar equivalent degree accredited by RICS
    • An ability to manage your time effectively 
    • The ability to undertake condition surveys
    • Mathematical ability and an understanding of the need for accuracy in all your work
    • A willingness to improve your technical skills and knowledge
    • A desire to gain Chartered status in the short term.
    • A professional manner and outlook
    • A focus on client satisfaction and have experience of liaising directly with clients
    • Punctuality, ability to meet deadlines and a commitment to get the job done
    • IT literate –a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software packages e.g AutoCAD


    Personal Qualities:

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Professional manner and smart appearance
    • Ability to solve problems
    • Self motivated
    • Able to work alone and as part of a team
    • Full clean driving license
    • Good report and letter writing skills
    • Innovative and proactive.

    This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a strong ambition to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a vibrant team. As well as technical competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses first class communication skills, has strong commercial awareness, who will provide an exemplary service to our Clients. 

    Faithful+Gould want to hear from you. 

    Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: 

    Security Clearance: 

    This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview 

    If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. 

    Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

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