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Chartered Building Surveyor - Commercial Fit-out Projects

In-house Regional Building Surveyor, commercial surveys & fit-outs, National Charity, home working, £55K PA

Your new company
Your new employer is the UK's leading Charity retailer. With 750 stores UK wide, the retail arm of this organisation creates £30m towards research and support for those battling serious health problems.

As the retail arm provides such a large proportion of funding research and support, the charity take a serious approach on maximising profits and in turn funding for their cause.

A large aspect of the continued success and growth of their retail division, is the charity's retail development campaign, where the aim is to open new stores in strategic locations, as well as refurbishing older stores in order to increase footfall and business.

They are looking to take on a Building Surveyor to work in their South East Region, which spans from Norfolk to Kent, across to Brighton, and up as far as Heathrow. The successful applicant will focus on the retail development scheme, surveying new units, and project managing the fit-out process.

Your new role
You will be employed as one of three Building Surveyors on the Retail Development team, reporting directly to The Development Manager. You will be responsible for overseeing the fit-outs, and refurbishments of a third of the charity's 800 unit strong retail portfolio.

You will be based at the Surrey headquarters near Kingston-Upon-Thames, and will be responsible for each retail project in the South East, from Guildford, down to Brighton, across to London, Sussex, Kent and Essex.

Your role will heavily involve carrying out pre-acquisition surveys on retail units with the view to securing leases, therefore you will need to be familiar with, and used to carrying out these surveys. You will carry out measured surveys and produce floor plans of properties using AutoCAD (The charity does not employ CAD technicians so it is essential you are a competent CAD user) creating a specification and schedule of Work.

You will manage the project over the period of the fit-out, which are generally completed within a 4-6 week turnaround, and will then carry out post work inspections with contractors and regional managers.

What you'll need to succeed
You will need to be based in The South West London / Surrey area, as it is crucial that you are able to travel throughout the South East of England for site visits. The ideal candidate for the role will have prior experience managing retail fit-outs and a degree or Post Grad Diploma in Building Surveying, or other relevant subjects.

You will need to be competent at carrying out Pre-acquisition Surveys, producing measured surveys and using AutoCAD to transfer them into floor plans. You will have strong experience in producing specifications and schedules for work, and administering contracts for each project.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, is essential, and experience with fit-outs with values and sizes ranging from £50-300K and 4000-40,000 sq.ft is desirable.

What you'll get in return
This is a flexible working role, and you will be provided with a laptop and phone so you can work from home. The role comes with a comprehensive benefits package, on top of a £53K salary and £3.6K car allowance, you will receive private medical and dental cover after 6 months, and 4 x Annual Salary Life Insurance policy. There is an employer matched pension of up to 10% attached to the role as well.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or get in touch with our Kingston-Upon-Thames office. Call James Long on 02082474040 or email on If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Chartered Building Surveyor - Commercial Fit-out Projects

3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 16 Feb 2020