MRICS Building Surveyor with Employer’s Agent Experience

Woolwich, London
£40,000 - £70,000 DOE
08 Jan 2019
05 Feb 2019
Building Surveying
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Position

Job Title:                      Chartered Building Surveyor

Reports To:                   Associate

Qualifications:             Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Experience:                  At least 2 years experience in a role involving Building Surveying, Employers Agent and Contract Administration procedures

Job Purpose:                To provide professional expertise on all building related matters when working on client’s projects. Taking ownership of projects and delivering from inception to completion.


Martin Arnold are a trusted professional practice committed to exceeding our Clients’ expectations by providing expert advice in construction. At Martin Arnold we seek to provide bespoke, innovative and deliverable solutions, continually exceeding our clients’ expectations. We provide a personalised and flexible approach to each client’s individual problems and deliver expert advice through a reliable, innovative and professional service.

We feel that what sets us apart is our enthusiasm and desire to achieve our goals, working collaboratively within the commercial, residential, education and leisure sectors.

When you’re part of Martin Arnold Limited, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing Company you will be encouraged to perform at your best, work independently and as part of a team.


  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme; contributions made through a salary exchange arrangement
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Mobile Phone Allowance

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies
  • Undertaking a variety of surveys and inspections
  • Preparing and producing specifications for works, tender and contract documents
  • Coordinating members of the design team and project stakeholders
  • Acting as Employer’s Agent and Contract Administrator
  • Site visits, assessments and projections for future work
  • Writing reports and preparing documents (plans, contracts, budgets etc.)
  • Analyse site activities; prepare progress reports on time, quality and cost of projects
  • Advising on and acting in accordance with the Party Wall Etc Act, as an appointed surveyor
  • Advising on and acting in accordance with CDM Regulations and in the capacity of Principal Designer

Key Competencies:

Business/Operating Skills:

Planning & Organising – good planning; able to handle multiple activities at one time. Uses time effectively and efficiently, shifts priorities as needed. Ability to attend to a broader range of activities effectively.

Customer Focus – dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers; establishes and maintains effective relationships and gains customers trust and respect.

Team Development – provides challenging and stretching tasks; is a people builder, takes on those who need further development and takes time to coach others. Clearly and comfortably delegates routine tasks and decisions to junior team members, shares both responsibility and accountability and trusts people to perform.

Team Working – creates a climate in which people want to do their best; ability to motivate and empower others; will invite input from each person and share ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel their work is valued.

Attention to Detail – diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Checks work to ensure accuracy and completeness. Uses rigorous, logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.

Judgement – makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom and experience. Sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Functional/Technical Learning – has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job to a high level of accomplishment; makes effort to keep up to date in the field and makes time to acquire new knowledge.

Honest Assessment – Provide an honest assessment of workload, resource issues and any potential problems that could arise from decisions made.

Personal & Interpersonal Skills:

Effective Communication – relates well to a diverse range of people inside and outside the organisation. Builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact at all times. Remains calm and confident in difficult situations.

Negotiating: can negotiate skilfully in tough situations; can settle differences with minimum impact and without damaging relationships; can be direct but diplomatic and gains trust of other parties to the negotiations.

Drive & Enthusiasm - enjoys working hard; is proactive and full of energy for the things they see as challenging; seizes more opportunities than others

Drive for Results – can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; able to perform duties constantly and consistently at a high level; perseveres and works through barriers. Steadfastly pushes self and others to achieve positive results.

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