Graduate Building Surveyor - Edinburgh

  • Job Reference: 0259
  • Date Posted: 30 June 2021
  • Employer: Gleeds
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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role
About this opportunity
Post Graduate responsibilities for assisting in all Building Surveying projects.
As a Graduate you will:
  • Assist Building Surveyors in the delivery of building surveying services, including surveys, dilapidation advice, party wall advice, and construction projects for new builds, renovations and maintenance works – from feasibility through to design, contract administration to handover and post completion reviews.
  • Assisting Building Surveyors with the preparation of:
  • Feasibility studies
  • Cost plans
  • Submissions for planning and building regulation approvals
  • Submissions for planning and building regulation approvals
  • Tender documentation and managing the tender process, including designing tender marking schemes.
  • Assisting building surveyors with:
  • Evaluating and reporting on tenders
  • Administration of construction contracts
  • Undertaking surveys including condition surveys, DDA, Fire Risk Assessments, Schedules of Condition and Acquisition Surveys.
  • Preparing reports for customers
  • Undertaking party wall surveyor duties
  • Providing dilapidations advice and delivering dilapidations assessments and negotiating with other parties
  • Undertaking quality monitoring roles of major construction projects.
  • Successfully complete the Gleeds internal APC preparation programme; and self-development training in readiness for attaining Chartered status (RICS)
  • Ensuring that all quantitative and financial information has been independently checked before issue, including maintaining evidence of independent checks

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Attaining Chartered status Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

As a Gleeds team member, you will have access to:
  • Opportunities to develop and grow your career
  • Generous holiday plus option to purchase additional days through the holiday purchase scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Our Global Travel Scholarship Programme
  • Flexible working arrangements

About The Candidate
Who we’re looking for:
Experience, Knowledge and Key Skills
As a Graduate, you will develop knowledge and experience in the following:
  • Building surveying practices and procedures
  • Contract administration procedures
  • Compliance audits and surveys
  • Managing contractor activities pre and post-construction
  • Tendering
  • Party wall matters
  • Dilapidations
  • Design procedures and controls
  • Construction quality and monitoring
  • Clear and effective communication skills – both oral and written
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to quickly adapt to changes
  • Sound problem solving, negotiating skills, financial and numeracy management skills
  • Sound ICT Skills, with a high level of proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • RICS exempting or non-exempting degree.


About The Company
Be part of the extraordinary
Every day at Gleeds, we influence the way people around the world live, work and travel. Delivering on the world’s most iconic projects for globally renowned clients, our teams solve complex problems that shape the future of the built environment.
One of the qualities we value in people, is the ability to think creatively about the solutions we offer to clients. With 71 offices spanning the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia Pacific our ability to innovate and improve is a product of the varied backgrounds and experience of our people. We welcome new perspectives and ideas.
Above all, we believe that quality relationships sit at the heart of good business. We strive to be the people that seek to understand and bring people together. Wherever we are in the world, our aspiration is to leave a positive legacy for people and local communities, whilst living and breathing our three core values:
  • We’re committed to our clients and our people
  • We’re creative and realistic
  • We combine professionalism with personality
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender.
We recognise the importance of work/life balance and agree flexible working arrangements to suit each individual.
Gleeds is a gold standard investor in people employer.