Director of Building Surveying

£85,000 - £100,000
13 Jun 2018
11 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Position

Director of Building Surveying

Location: London (Regular UK and International travel required)

Salary: £85,000 - £100,000

This is an exciting opportunity for a Director with experience of - and a real passion for - leading a UK wide building surveying team within a multi-disciplinary business. Joining our Surveying and Asset Management and Building Surveying team within the UK, you'll already have a wide range of valuable management skills and experience technically and commercially. You will be expected to support and grow the existing team. This is a strategic business management and a very client facing role and you will be expected to manage an operational business from a P+L perspective as well as developing new clients, winning tenders and playing an active part on the leadership of projects.

Your Role

You will report to the Managing Director of the Surveying and Asset Management business and be responsible for leading, driving and growing an established building surveying business across the UK as well as expanding on our international activities.  You will proactively contribute to the development of the client base, support and develop a culture of collaborative cross-discipline working, leading by example alongside developing and maintaining business relationships.  You will set and manage client expectations and agree fee schedules and commercial terms. You will also develop a business plan for the team including exploring key business development opportunities and be a proven 'work winner'. You'll develop leading edge solutions, maximise technical quality and efficiency and achieve project revenue targets.

You will be joining the existing team who are part of the Surveying and Asset Management capability of WYG which encompasses professionals throughout the UK, including members of RICS, CIBSE and the Institute of Asset Management and who include a range of disciplines including building surveying, mechanical, electrical and energy services, safety management, asbestos consultancy and geospatial and data management, offering expertise to public and private clients around the UK and globally through the full project life cycle, including design, procurement and management.

Our Asset Management services include:

  • Asset management 
  • Building surveying
  • Engineering surveying 
  • Geodetic and land surveying services
  • 3D data capture and management
  • Low carbon consultants and energy surveyors
  • Health and safety consultancy
  • Legislative compliance and assurance
  • Asbestos surveying, testing and analysis
  • Condition and lifecycle surveying
  • Energy performance and management Rewards
  • Strategic Real Estate

About You

A proven business leader, you will be qualified to degree level, with appropriate professional memberships and relevant industry with some experience at a senior level and hunger to grow your presence in the industry in a national role within a dynamic multi-disciplinary professional service business. Experienced in successfully running substantial projects from inception to completion, with the ability to write fee and project bids and perform effectively at tender interviews. You will have recognised management experience, the ability to manage other professionals and assistants and to collaborate and influence other team members and clients.  You will have a very good understanding of financial management and natural commercial acumen.

You should also be suitable for security clearance.

About WYG

We're an international, award-winning, multidisciplinary consultancy, delivering creative solutions to some of the world's most challenging projects. We're confident in our abilities, authentic in the advice we give, imaginative in our thinking and resourceful in how we turn our ideas into reality. But most of all, we're a people business. Our success is down to people like you. Our building surveyors offer a full range of capability for a wide range of fantastic clients which combined with an interaction with colleagues in other disciplines makes WYG an exciting place to work and develop as a professional.

Businesses all have different needs when it comes to the management of their assets and therefore tailored solutions often work best.

WYG can offer single standalone services but see clients benefit more from development of a bespoke package, completely centered around meeting their particular needs.

The expertise we have in-house multidisciplinary helps us ensure that we can take care of everything for our clients.

We pride ourselves on establishing a strategic relationship with our clients to drive greater efficiencies from assets and in turn deliver greater cost savings and more robust compliance. We are driven by client service and underpinned by technical excellence. We help our clients create value, protect value, and manage risk. We are the partner of choice for organisations operating in complex or challenging environments.

This approach has led to several appointments for high profile companies and we are currently registered on over 120 frameworks delivering robust asset management for a diverse range of public and private sector clients.

We serve our clients through six business streams:

  • Surveying & Asset Management
  • Environmental
  • Planning and Transport
  • International Development 
  • Infrastructure & Built Environment
  • Programme & Project Management


In return for your dedication, you’ll enjoy a quality total remuneration package including contributory pension, health cover and flexible working options. Pick and choose your perfect blend of flexible benefits including childcare and retail vouchers, travel insurance and variable holiday. You’ll also benefit from a tailored package of professional training and development, with support to achieve your career goals.


Please click the ‘apply now’ button shown on this vacancy and submit your CV. We look forward to hearing from you.

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