Assistant Building Surveyor

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Closing date
20 Dec 2021

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Building Surveyor
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Job Details

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.  This role is on an agile working basis and be 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 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


  • A BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying or a similar equivalent degree accredited by RICS
  • A desire and willingness to progress with the APC towards chartership
  • The preferred candidate will ideally have some experience of Building Surveying work outside the academic environment.  
  • An ability to manage your own time and workload effectively and efficiently
  • 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 professional manner and outlook
  • A focus on client satisfaction.
  • 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 such as AutoCAD
  • Be able and willing to work at home part of the week and some days a week in the central Oxford office.

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 licence
  • Good report and letter writing skills
  • Innovative and proactive.


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities.

Rewards and Benefits:

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 recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

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.


Faithful+Gould is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we advise on some of the world’s most exciting construction related projects – from giant petrochemical plants to the world’s tallest hotel, and from London’s Heathrow Airport to the Freedom Tower in New York.

Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people. Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. The opportunity to draw from international expertise and work on some of the most demanding and prestigious construction challenges around the globe ensures your career success.

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