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Surveyor (Employer's Agent / Project Manager)

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40000 - £48500 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Nathan Cainer
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 12 July 2024
  • Job Ref: J19899_1718206100

We are seeking a highly driven and experienced Surveyor to join our London team covering projects across East Sussex and Kent.

Our sectors of operation include residential, commercial, arts & leisure, and education - with residential developments being our primary area of operation.

You will be joining a company led at the very top level by Chartered Surveyors, meaning professional development, knowledge sharing, and best practices are at the very core of how we deliver our services. You will be provided with opportunities for leadership and progression as you advance your surveying career with us.

We are looking for an individual who has the initiative to hit the ground running. The work pace is fast and understanding our objective to be 'the consultant of choice' is key to how we deliver an exceptional service.

The right individual will have:
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale residential development projects from inception to completion
  • 3-5 years experience in delivering the Employer's Agent role (Desirable)
  • Confidence at client meetings
  • Strong ambitions to develop their technical skills
  • A team player approach and ability to work closely with clients and colleagues
  • Commitment to the RICS and completing the APC, if not already achieved
  • Good communication and workload management skills
  • A methodical approach to tasks
  • Experience in JCT contracts and Development Agreements (Desirable)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions under pressure
  • Strong technical knowledge of construction
  • A full, clean driving licence (Desirable)

No two days will be the same for our Senior Surveyors, but your general responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and managing the end-to-end development process for residential projects, from initial concept through to completion
  • Developing and communicating project objectives, strategies, and timelines to ensure alignment among internal teams, stakeholders and partners
  • Providing strong leadership and guidance to multidisciplinary professional teams, to ensure project milestones are met
  • Evaluating potential risks and opportunities, and advising on overall deliverability
  • Developing project programme from feasibility through to design, planning, and procurement; highlighting all relevant milestones and reviewing/reporting on these regularly
  • Facilitating design team meetings and managing the pre-construction phase
  • Ensuring the management of professional teams is in line with the scope undertaken, fee allocated and potential risk of scope creep
  • Management of design and professional team to develop design concept and plans
  • Formulating and managing an evolving risk register from inception to completion of the development
  • Identifying potential project risks and developing mitigation strategies to minimise disruptions and delays
  • Providing Employer's Agent and Contract Administration services across a variety of projects from inception to completion
  • Preparing, regulating, and analysing costs for tenders and contracts
  • Experience in various forms of procurement and contracts to be able to advise clients
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Assessing value for money
  • Administering JCT construction contracts and development agreements, including chairing meetings
  • Valuing work completed on-site and certifying payments
  • Assessing cost variations
  • Preparing cost reports and cash flows
  • Preparing and agreeing final accounts
  • Assessing and agreeing extension of time and loss and expense claims
  • Management of handover process in line with client-specific requirements and ensuring all regulating requirements / legislations are adhered to

You will be joining an established and friendly team based out of our central London office, with surveying experience ranging from Director to junior level. You will have the potential to grow, as we offer strong training schemes with hopes to get the right individual fully qualified in their field. This will be part of a long-term development plan, tailored to your personal training needs and career aspirations. Opportunities for development and role diversification are regularly reviewed on a bi-annual basis to ensure your career goals are on track, and we place a strong emphasis on "growing our own talent" - so opportunities for progression are bountiful.

Linsco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.