Building Surveyor or Cardiff
2d ago

About the Role :

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP is seeking to enhance their existing team and employ a Building Surveyor operating primarily from our offices in Bristol or Cardiff.

You will be joining an exciting progressive company that will give you the diversity of projects and the opportunity to grow your career.

The primary role is in managing and undertaking project work for our wide range of clients, including preparation of feasibility studies, planning and building regulations applications, preparation of tender documents and contract administration on site using the NEC3 and other suites of contracts.

A typical week would include :

  • Leading, managing and supporting a portfolio of refurbishment or new build projects, to ensure that these are undertaken utilising the most efficient use of resources
  • Providing a professional surveying and project management service to all phases of construction works and projects, from advising managers at the inception stage through to overseeing delivery by contractors, snagging and final sign off of projects
  • Implementing the delivery of flexible, customer focused project management processes
  • Making sure that Clients and Contractors are aware of the Health and Safety issues and implications of construction work and that they are advised of any work being carried out in order to ensure the safety of all persons within the building or site, the safety of the structure and compliance
  • Controling and monitoring budgets allocated to major projects, managing and reporting on spend to ensure that Client managers are fully informed on progress against budgets
  • Preparing, supervising and monitoring all contract documentation and specifications for all construction work carried out by or on behalf of Clients
  • Preparing estimates and programmes of work for building and refurbishment projects
  • Undertaking inspections and condition surveys on a wide variety of buildings, advising on courses of action
  • Assisting with preparation of fee proposals and bid documents
  • Keeping abreast of changes in the construction industry and project management methodology, and undertake CPD
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have :

  • The ability to motivate themselves and others to achieve the vision, values and objectives of WSP, and those of our clients.
  • Actively manages performance to maximise contribution and achieve appropriate and timely resolution of performance issues.
  • Can demonstrate the effective management and achievement of team / business unit objectives which support WSP objectives.
  • Achieves staff commitment to these plans.

  • Is able to consider the commercial and financial impact of their work. Is able to foster and encourage the establishment of external partnerships.
  • Implements effective budget management to achieve high level quality of service and cost effectiveness.

  • Understands their priorities and responsibilities in relation to providing an excellent standard of customer service and monitors achievement of this.
  • Is able to develop commitment to a culture of continuous improvement and change. Implements new processes and systems in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
  • Has highly effective communication skills. Gains trust, influence and establishes personal credibility at all levels. Is an effective networker within & outside of WSP, to enhance personal and company reputation.
  • The individual will be capable of undertaking professional work including surveying properties and their assets, collecting data efficiently and effectively with accurate levels of information for reporting.

    Knowledge of party wall work, due diligence and fire risk assessment is also preferred.

    The successful candidate will also be highly IT and CAD literate, able to design, develop and produce drawings and other documents efficiently and competently.

    They will have the ability to operate as part of business unit and within a multi-task environment within appropriate authority levels, and to represent the company with confidence to a variety of clients, reporting to the management services team leader.

    What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity / paternity.

    We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us :

    Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower.

    Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

    With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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