Senior Building Surveyor

April 10, 2024

Senior Building Surveyor


  • Standard / Permanent
  • GB-ENG-London
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The Role

The opportunity has arisen for a Senior Building Surveyor to join the London Building Consultancy Team of BNP Paribas Real Estate. Due to a steady increase in opportunities and workload, we are seeking to strengthen our team with a senior surveyor who has reached the stage where they are ready to take on fresh challenges, greater responsibility and progress their career to the next stage.

The team is well established and highly respected in the market place, with an enviable client base and a broad portfolio of instructions. You can expect to be busy from day-one, working within an experienced team, predominantly undertaking professional services for our investor and occupier clients. The role offers real variety and career development, with continual training being embedded in the team philosophy. The team works across a range of property sectors and the role will cover the south east, with the potential to become involved in a wider range of services both nationally and, in time, internationally.

You will be involved with a range of work including technical due diligence surveys, dilapidations, building pathology, planned preventative maintenance, neighbourly matters, licences to alter and specifying and administering refurbishment projects. Through the role, you will gain an all-round appreciation of commercial building surveying with the opportunity to progress your career to the next level.

From the outset there will be a high level of client contact and the opportunity to build strong networks throughout the national business. The role requires the candidate to be self-motivated, responsible for managing their own workload and able to work within multi-disciplinary teams delivering integrated services to clients.


  • Taking and being responsible for instructions, from inception through to completion, reporting to a director.
  • Working as part of a local and national team for the delivery of instructions.
  • Responsible for managing your own workload on a day-to-day and longer term basis.
  • Responsible for managing the work of direct reports when undertaking specific instructions;
  • Undertaking technical due diligence instructions, working with internal and external specialist consultants.
  • Carrying out design and contract administration duties, principally for general repair, maintenance, and Cat A office refurbishment projects.
  • Undertaking dilapidations instructions, acting for both landlords and tenants, covering assessments, schedule preparation and negotiation.
  • Appraising and monitoring new developments for owners, occupiers, and funders.
  • Undertaking reinstatement cost assessments.
  • Preparing planned preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Reviewing and approving tenant’s licences for alterations.
  • Providing technical building pathology advice.
  • Advising on neighbourly matters.

As well as the technical requirements of the role, you will become involved with business development activities. You will support and manage client relationships, often at a senior level, and work within the department and wider business to identify, build and maintain new and existing business opportunities.

The role will be based in our head office next to Marylebone Station, which offers on-site café, restaurant, and gym facilities; the team works in a flexible, hybrid manner.

Person specification


  • Degree in Building Surveying
  • MRICS qualified, or nearing qualification

Experience & skill set

  • Work within clearly defined, well established processes.
  • Proactively solve problems and find solutions, consulting with more experienced colleagues on more difficult or unfamiliar situations.
  • Possess analytical skills and produce high quality professional advice and written work.

We are proud to offer award-winning benefits to support and reward our employees:

  • Heath & Leisure: Private medical cover, 25 days annual leave + public holidays (the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), health screening, gym discounts, wellbeing support, volunteering opportunities, cycle to work scheme, eye care voucher, travel & retail discounts, travel insurance, concierge service, kids pass, open fairways golf card, great company culture and social events (including sports teams, charity events, art pass), perks at work
  • Financial: Pension, company car allowance, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, group income protection, long term disability insurance, interest free season ticket loan, bonus scheme – you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, share incentive plan, financial and mortgage advice

BNP Paribas Real Estate is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

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