Senior / Associate Director Building Surveying

  • Job Reference: 2007
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2024
  • Employer: Gleeds
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  • Location: Liverpool
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About this opportunity
Senior member of Gleeds responsible for managing the delivery of a range of building surveying services. Responsibility includes managing customer relationships and managing and coordinating the activities of all other member of the Gleeds Building Surveying team allocated to projects for which they are responsible.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Supporting business unit directors in delivering business objectives;
  • Positively engaging with customers and developing, growing, and maintaining customer relationships;
  • Delivering high quality services and ensuring that building surveying deliverables meet customer’s requirements;
  • Managing building surveying commissions, 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;
  • Preparing and managing planned maintenance programmes;
  • Agreeing with the Director and Client the right sub-consultants to assist with delivery of a commission. Following the approved procedures for appointing Sub-consultants;
  • Communicating with, and providing good, sound, professional advice to both clients and other project team members;
  • Ensuring that all quantitative and financial information has been independently checked before issue, including maintaining evidence of independent checks;
  • Remaining in the remit of your role and when additional responsibilities need to be carried out, conduct this in a fully informed manner with the approval of your line manager;
  • Leading and managing teams working for you; ensuring that they are correctly fulfilling their project functions providing mentoring and coaching when required;
  • Mentoring and coaching employees so that they realise their full potential;
  • Preparing bids for services;
  • Managing service delivery for profit.
As a Gleeds team member, you will have access to:
  • Opportunities to develop and grow your career
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Our global travel scholarship programme
  • Flexible working arrangement
Who we’re looking for:
Experience, Knowledge and Key Skills
  • Broad, in-depth Building Surveying experience post MRICS qualification;
  • Detailed knowledge and practical experience of delivery of building surveying tasks;
  • Sound knowledge of construction methods and materials;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction procurement strategies, including tendering and contract strategies;
  • Ability to administer construction contracts as Contracts Administrator and Employers Agent;
  • Clear understanding of legislation impacting on building contracts;
  • Ability to motivate others (including providing support and encouragement) and to lead high performance teams;
  • Clear and effective communication skills – both oral and written;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to quickly adapt to changes;
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiating skills, financial and numeracy management skills;
  • Ability to absorb complex information and assess requirements readily;
  • Sound ICT Skills, with a high level of proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Competent at negotiating sufficient fees to both complete services and generate required profit levels;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and lead teams
  • MRICS (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
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 Great Place to Work certified employer.