• Interserve
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Sep 24, 2019
Full time Construction Engineering

Job Description

Carry out building surveys, Building Surveyors duties (i.e. GC/Works/5 Consultant) and provide professional advice on property and construction for commercial, industrial, leisure and residential projects.


  • Carrying out building surveys; determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair;
  • ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule;
  • advising clients on schemes and projects and determining requirements;
  • preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works;
  • organising documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes;
  • advising on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction;
  • instructing on the preservation/conservation of historic buildings;
  • advising on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings;
  • dealing with planning applications and advising on property legislation and building regulations;
  • assessing and designing buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities;
  • instructing on construction design and management regulations;
  • negotiating dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair);
  • carrying out feasibility studies;
  • advising on the health and safety aspects of buildings;
  • advising on boundary and rights of light disputes and party wall procedures;
  • preparing insurance assessments and claims.


  • Degree Qualified Building Surveyor or associated relevant discipline

  • Competent in Microsoft excel & word

  • Experience with hand held technology/software

  • Previous experience with acting in ‘Building Surveyors’ role in line with consultant/framework appointment (i.e. GC/Works/5) or similar experience preferred.

  • Experience with condition surveys of commercial/civil government estate essential.

  • Previous experience managing minor works projects.

  • Previous experience in CoW role an advantage.

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK, we have gross revenues of £3.3 billion and a workforce of 68,000 people worldwide. We are committed to equal opportunities for all and are accredited by Investors in Diversity & the National Equality Standard.