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Building Surveyor - Bristol / Oxford

  • Location:

    Oxfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Real Estate & Property Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £58,000 per annum

  • Job ref:

    JN -042024-81628_1712765600

  • Published:

    10 April 2024

  • Expiry date:

    09 June 2024

  • Start date:


Cobalt Recruitment are working with an award-winning Architectural and Heritage Consultancy Practice to recruit an experienced Building Surveyor to join their West Region (Bristol or Oxford Studio) on a permanent basis. This brilliant opportunity is offering an annual salary up to £58,000 per annum.

The successful candidate will be someone with a passion for historic buildings who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and who is capable of delivering building surveying services to a high standard and to deadlines.

Your key responsibilities will be as below, but not limited to:

  • Site surveys to assess building defects and assess remedial works

  • Preparing illustrated reports with the necessary background research

  • Preparing specifications for repairs

  • Administering construction contracts

  • Providing high quality and timely advice to clients relating to building material condition and performance

  • Attending meetings with clients and their consultants and assisting in giving appraisals of building material condition and building material performance

  • Financial accountability through effective management of time and resources.

  • Preparing fee proposals and contributing to bids

You will have/be:

  • Membership of the RICS

  • Previous experience of complex repair and refurbishment projects

  • Experience of contract administration

  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant technical standards and statutory requirements

  • In depth knowledge of building decay processes and repair techniques

  • Good time management skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Attention to detail to ensure that recommendations are consistent and authoritative

  • Ability to interpret briefs and match resources to client needs

  • Good communication skills at all levels (internal & external)

  • Confidence in working at height from scaffolding, ladders and platforms

  • A full driving licence will be required and willingness to stay away overnight occasionally for remote site visits


  • RICS Accredited in Building Conservation or full member of IHBC

  • Experience of delivering surveys for public bodies and national organisations

  • Experience of using specialist surveying software such as GoReport

  • Experience of environmental monitoring and non-destructive investigation techniques

  • Commercial awareness and aptitude for business development

  • Experience of cost estimating for repair projects

If this is something of interest or you would like to have a more detailed conversation about the position, please apply for the role or contact Connor Humpage on 020 7478 2554 / 07714230479.