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Building Surveyor Technician

Lincoln's Inn
Holborn and Covent Garden, London (Greater)
circa £38,000 pa
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Full Time
Building Surveyor, Project Management
Business Type
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About Lincoln’s Inn

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn is a professional membership organisation for barristers and is one of the four Inns of Court. It has been in continuous existence for over 600 years.

Purpose of the Post

To project manage and assist the Estates Department in the delivery of technical and surveying services which complies with the Inn’s landlord responsibilities as well as responding to the needs of the Inn and tenants.

What you will be doing

  1. To undertake building surveys, including the identification of building defects and proposal for repair.
  2. To provide technical advice on the maintenance of buildings including the Inn’s Grade 1 and Grade 2* listed buildings.
  3. To submit planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations.
  4. To manage projects from inception to completion, rectification period and feedback, including preparation of CAD drawings and tender documents, overseeing the tender process, preparing tender analysis and Committee reports, carrying out the functions of Contract Administrator, CDM Principal Designer, CoW and QS for smaller/simpler projects, and to provide technical assistance on larger, more complex jobs.     
  5. To assist the team in the preparation of detailed delivery programmes and specification of works for development, refurbishment and maintenance of the estate and undertake project management of minor works as directed.
  6. To manage specialists and consultants where necessary for the implementation of the Inn’s building programmes, negotiate fees, co-ordinate development plans and negotiate and agree final accounts.
  7. To assist in the preparation of the annual budget for the development, refurbishment, and maintenance of the estate and to ensure that spending is within budget and work completed to agreed standards.
  8. To assess existing access points to buildings and where practicable, recommend modifications to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
  9. To ensure compliance with health & safety and other statutory requirements, identifying and reducing risks where practicable and implementing risk management requirements of insurers and the Inn’s health and safety advisers
  10. To check, monitor and code invoices for purchases and contracts.
  11. To provide estates services and administration as directed by the Director of Estates, HPFM and Building Surveyor, particularly (but not exclusively) when holiday and/or sickness cover is required.
  12. To undertake other duties commensurate with the post-holder’s level of skill and experience, at the discretion of the Inn.

What you will need

  1. Must be able to diagnose and analyse building defects and propose cost effective remedial action.
  2. Experienced in developing detailed delivery programmes and specification of works with costing.
  3. Experience of project management and/or major works programmes to ensure projects are achieved within budget and to deadline.
  4. Knowledge of a range of procurement methods and the ability to manage service level agreements and contracts to ensure quality and cost effectiveness.
  5. Good communications skills in order to communicate at all levels, with the ability to influence others and contribute to the decision-making process.
  6. A good understanding of Health and Safety legislation as it relates to building maintenance.
  7. Good analytical skills with an ability to develop imaginative solutions to complex building problems.
  8. Highly motivated, working to own initiative and with minimum supervision.
  9. Experience of working well in a team and developing productive relationships.
  10. Self-motivated, flexible, well-organised, with excellent attention to detail, a strong customer focus and a positive ‘Can Do’ attitude.
  11. Willingness to help and support team members including being flexible to business demands.
  12. Ability to use own initiative and prioritise a varied workload with minimum supervision.
  13. Proficient in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD
  14. Ability to demonstrate honesty and integrity in everything you do.

What's in it for you

  • Generous annual leave entitlement; 30+ days
  • An excellent free lunch
  • A non-contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Interest-free Season Ticket/Bicycle loan
  • Free Eye tests and free chiropody
  • Employment Membership discounts
  • Access to a confidential Employment Assistance Programme
  • Bicycle stands and shower facilities
  • Plenty of social events, such as staff parties, quiz nights etc.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity and Shared Parental Leave
  • Death in Service benefit


The Inn and its estate

 Lincoln’s Inn has an extensive estate of 11 acres in central London comprising:

 (a)     Forty four properties which are let out to barristers and residential tenants.

 (b)     The Great Hall, Old Hall, Bench Rooms, Chapel, Treasury office and Library, and those buildings used for the Inn’s own purposes (administration and the provision of catering and library services).


There are 325,000 square feet of tenant buildings and 47,000 square feet of collegiate buildings built at various dates between 1470 and 2019. The majority of the estate is listed, with a high proportion of Grade I and Grade II* listings.  Lincoln’s Inn is within a conservation area and the estate is on the register of historic gardens.

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