Working at SW

Building Consultancy (Bristol)

Job Title
Graduate and Surveyor Opportunities

Building Consultancy

Principal Purpose of Job
An opportunity to work alongside a dynamic growing team, to service existing instructions and to grow our local and national business.

To build upon and expand the current client base at local and regional level. To promote the various service lines of Sanderson Weatherall and develop the business and reputation of Sanderson Weatherall in these key geographical markets.

Specific Duties and Details of Actual Work
To actively undertake core Building Surveying commissions such as Surveys, Design and Specification, Project Monitoring, Employers Agent, Project Management, Party Wall matters, Dilapidations, Defect Reporting, etc.
To provide professional advice to clients for the use of buildings within both the Private and Public sector.
To forge good working relationships with SW teams in our other offices.
To ensure best practice and compliance with legal requirements is adhered to at all times.
To ensure client care is a priority at all times and that client requests are dealt with effectively and efficiently.
To ensure that all work is carried out competently, correctly and within the time required.
To ensure quality procedures and records are maintained.
To ensure fee management is maximised by providing interim accounts and details of fee recovery as required.

MRICS qualified or working towards.
Strong client relationship skills.
Practical understanding of commercial property and building surveying procedures.
Strong verbal & numerical skills and adept at report writing.
A team player with an out-going persona and excellent communication skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision when necessary.
Ability to work under pressure, manage time and assist the team in meeting deadlines.
Commercial acumen, knowledge of competitors, business strategies.
A current, full driving licence is essential.

Physical Conditions
The post holder will be based at Bristol but must be prepared to travel to sites on a regular basis. The South West region covers across to Reading, up to Coventry and down to Penzance and South Wales with the majority of work in the Bristol, Somerset, Dorset and South Wales region.

Job Development

All employees are expected to keep abreast of developments in legislation and property regulations and must therefore be prepared to continually update their knowledge. All surveyors must satisfy the Continual Professional Development requirements of the RICS.

Health and Safety
SW takes all reasonable steps to ensure that employees work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Staff similarly have a responsibility to comply with the policies and procedures prepared by the Company and to ensure that their actions do not adversely affect their own safety or the safety of others. Full details of Sanderson Weatheralls’ obligations and the responsibilities of employees are contained in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and Manual. Compliance with this policy is mandatory for all staff.

General Statement
This job description is by no means exhaustive, but acts as a guideline for the main duties and responsibilities of the above named post and employees may be required to undertake duties and tasks not noted above. All employees are reminded that whilst in the employment of SW they represent the company and as such have a responsibility to provide a professional, courteous and efficient service at all times.

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