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Chartered Building Surveyor - job post

Knight Frank
3.8 out of 5
London W1U
Permanent, Full-time
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  • Permanent
  • Full-time


London W1U

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Working Requirements
Dynamic Working

9:00am to 5:30pm



55 Baker Street

Opportunity to work within a dynamic and diverse Building Consultancy team, with market leading professionals advising global clients in a full range of consultancy services through the full life cycle of property.


Knight Frank is the leading independent property consultancy in the UK offering agency and professional advice across Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors. Established in 1897, Knight Frank now has more than 14,000 people operating in over 600 offices across 60 countries.

The Project & Building Consultancy Department is a leading global consultancy that balances the importance of the business growth against individual’s aspirations. Our stated aim is to be a trusted advisor to clients, offering commercially minded and innovative advice, which helps them achieve their business goals.


Chartered Building Surveyor undertaking a wide range of instructions across the building consultancy discipline, including: project management and contract administration, dilapidations, landlord and tenant advice, pre-acquisition surveys and technical due diligence on a range of commercial property.

Role involves direct client liaison and management, with an emphasis on developing relationships and a network within the sector that will last a career.


  • Business Generation & Fee Income
  • Increasing the range, quantity and quality of instructions via business generation to ensure development of the department as a whole.
  • Monitor all correspondence and enquiries on behalf of others as and when required when they are absent from the office referring to such matters as requiring urgent attention to someone of the authority and experience to deal with them.
  • Attend events and actively promote the department and firm amongst clients and professional organisations.
  • Understand the need to work commercially to ensure profitability of instructions.
  • Meet set fee income and instruction targets and contribute to profitability of the department.
  • Accurately manage own billing and fee income reporting.
  • Maintain and grow existing and new client relationships.
  • Look to develop personal profile within the market.
  • Professional Instructions
  • Project management and contract administration.
  • Preparation of drawings on AutoCAD is preferable although not essential.
  • Preparation of specifications.
  • Party walls, dilapidations, and landlord and tenant advice.
  • Pre-acquisition surveys.
  • Technical due-diligence.
  • Preparing and checking Schedules of Condition, defects analysis and building pathology.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation and CDMC.
  • Producing Reinstatement Cost Assessments.

Professional Standards

  • To communicate fully with all stakeholders concerned to ensure that business is managed in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Absorb all aspects of information technology systems particular to the office/department and have an understanding of their broader applications and availability in the division.
  • Ability to clearly define the client’s requirements.
  • Adhere to all deadlines set for the completion of work.
  • Ability to manage own diary and time requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality in respect of all work undertaken by the Department and to be aware of what is likely to be sensitive information.
  • Liaise with client in a professional and proactive way.
  • Ensure consistently high level of professional conduct.
  • Comply with Best Practice Procedures at all times.


  • Contribute actively to the team spirit of the department.
  • Act in a collaborative manner at all times.
  • Interact positively with all team members and work with them in a professional and courteous manner at all times, ensuring we maintain a culture of tolerance and respect.
  • Support the wider team with professional advice as and when required.
  • Liaise with members of other departments and get to know the individuals and their markets both for the purpose of obtaining information and also to look for opportunities for cross selling of business.

Systems & IT competence

  • AutoCAD (2012 or later versions) if preferred although not essential Microsoft Project Microsoft Word Excel NBS Specification writer Experience required:

Qualifications/Education Required

  • RICS qualified

Particular Aptitudes/Skills Required

  • Ability to measure buildings in accordance with RICS Code of Practice Basic understanding of JCT Contracts A full understanding of the components of commercial buildings and ability to describe the constructional elements.
  • The capacity for accuracy, attention to detail, an orderly approach to work and numeracy.
  • The ability to communicate facts clearly and in writing and to produce reports Willingness and flexibility to work loyally as part of a team.
  • The personality to engage with other professionals and general public alike in promoting the firm and building profile in a professional manner.

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