Senior Building Surveyor

Full Time
Salary: £325.00 per day
Location: Bristol
Sectors:Building & Construction,Civil Engineering & Infrastructure,Housing & Local Authority,Trades & Labour,Mechanical & Electrical

Senior Building Surveyor
Bristol - North Somerset
Rate: circa £325 per day Umbrella

Job Overview:

As a Senior Building Surveyor, you will play a critical role in managing and delivering maintenance programmes, overseeing minor capital projects, and ensuring the efficient and compliant operation of building services. You will work on a variety of projects, including listed buildings, and contribute to public sector decarbonisation efforts. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, project management skills, and a commitment to sustainability.

Key Responsibilities:

Planned Maintenance Programme Contribution:

  • Develop and implement a robust planned maintenance programme.
  • Regularly update maintenance schedules and preempt potential issues.

Project Management for Minor Capital Projects (up to £1-2m):

  • Manage all phases of minor capital projects from conception to completion.
  • Develop project specifications and secure necessary planning permissions and listed building consents.
  • Ensure compliance with building control regulations.
  • Oversee the awarding and management of build contracts, ensuring timely and budget-compliant delivery.

Responsive and Remedial Repairs Management:

  • Appoint and coordinate contractors for minor repairs.
  • Prepare detailed repair specifications and secure necessary consents.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality and timeliness of repair works.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems Replacement and Renewal:

  • Secure expert advice and perform calculations for M&E system replacements and renewals.
  • Ensure systems meet current standards and future needs.

Specification and Management of New M&E Systems:

  • Develop and manage specifications for new M&E systems in new construction projects.
  • Oversee contract awards and ensure the installation meets project requirements.

Decarbonisation and Net Zero Contributions:

  • Secure advice and perform calculations for replacement systems aligned with decarbonisation goals.
  • Develop specifications that support public sector decarbonisation and Net Zero targets.
  • Facilitate bidding for public sector decarbonisation initiatives.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Relevant degree in Building Surveying or related field.
  • Professional membership with RICS or similar.
  • Extensive experience in building surveying, particularly in managing maintenance programmes and minor capital projects.
  • Proven track record in securing planning and building control consents.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience with listed buildings and public sector decarbonisation projects is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.


  • Competitive daily rate of £325 per day Umbrella.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse projects, including listed buildings.
  • Contribution to significant sustainability initiatives.
  • Collaborative and dynamic working environment.

If you are a highly skilled and motivated Building Surveyor with a passion for project management and sustainability, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity in and around Bristol.