Chartered Building Surveyor

Faithful+Gould and Atkins Corporation
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Building Surveyor

Job Details

Head a diverse portfolio of projects shaping our future. Welcome to Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. We're proud to deliver on some of the most prestigious construction projects across the world. It's thanks to our talented people and their diverse thinking, expertise and knowledge. Join us, and you'll be part of our genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone is supported to make the most of their talents and expertise. 

When it comes to work-life balance, Faithful+Gould is a great place to be. So, let's discuss how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We're also passionate about what we do while valuing each other equally. So, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer.' Learn more.


Chartered Building Surveyor:

Due to continued growth, we currently have an opportunity for a Chartered Building Surveyor to join our established team in Oxford. This role has excellent prospects for a recently qualified or more experienced individual that has a strong ambition to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a vibrant team.  As well as technical competence, we are looking for an individual with the ability to think laterally, who possesses exemplary communication skills, has strong commercial awareness, who will provide a first-class service to our clients. We'll value your insight and leadership, supporting your continued growth and development as a leader.

Your purpose:

  • This role is primarily required to service one of our most significant national accounts.  You will oversee the end-to-end delivery of capital and refurbishment projects, across a large property portfolio. 
  • You will manage other consultants and other F+G surveyors, reporting directly to the client and will be required to deliver larger and more complex packages of work yourself – including design and spec, contract admin and PM.
  • The ideal candidate will therefore be equally comfortable acting as both a building surveyor and a project/programme manager.
  • This is a role with real growth opportunity – the ideal candidate would eventually take on a leadership role in further growing the account nationally and in the South East.  The role will therefore require extensive travel into London and the South East.
  • Though the bulk of your workload will be on a national account, you will also be required to support the team with ad-hoc core transactional surveying duties – experience with technical due diligence surveys, dilapidations, party walls etc. are highly desirable.
  • You should have a strong commercial awareness and an ability to develop new business opportunities, including the preparation and submission of bids when required.
  • Our growing Oxford team has a number of surveyors undertaking their RICS APC.  You will act as a mentor, supporting their growth and development alongside other experienced colleagues. 

What can you bring:

  • A B.Sc. (Hons) in Building Surveying or a similar RICS accredited degree.
  • Chartered status essential/highly desirable.
  • Sound technical surveying knowledge and significant building surveying experience. 
  • Experience managing clients with a strong understanding of profitability, business development and sound commercial awareness.
  • Experience in mentoring, training and coaching team members.
  • Experience managing workloads and projects.
  • Sound knowledge drafting technical documents, including client requirements, asset reviews, feasibility studies, specifications and drawings.
  • Full understanding of Health and Safety requirements and Statutory Compliance.
  • Specific technical skillsets to meet specialist professional building surveying services such as Dilapidations, Party Wall, Fire Risk, Access Audits and the like.

Personal Qualities: 

  • Excellent communication skills and client facing experience.
  • Professional manner.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Builder of strong working relationships.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Good report and letter writing skills.
  • Innovative and proactive.

Why work for Faithful+Gould?

Join us, and lead on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from mission-critical COVID-19 facilities to the world's tallest hotel, London's Heathrow Airport, to Europe's first eco-friendly mosque. You'll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas. In 2020, we took away Silver and Gold in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards; and made finalist for the Young Surveyor of the Year. So, you'll be part of a team where our standards are high, as are the rewards. And, at every career stage, you'll benefit from industry-leading programmes to help improve your skills and knowledge. Communities are at the heart of our work. Together, our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK. Read about more of the ways we're making a positive impact.


Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as fitness funding, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. Find out more.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.



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, well-being, 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: Thinking of Joining Us? (

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, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. 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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