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Major Projects Surveyor - South East / London

Salary dependent on experience

Role Responsibilities


Duties of the post include, but are not limited to:


  • Primarily inspecting projects deemed as ‘Major Projects’ by MDIS, typically High Value Schemes (HVS), Special Acceptance and 6+ storey projects (and occasionally other complex schemes) to ensure as far as is reasonably possible the works are in accordance with the Premier Guarantee / LABC Warranty Technical Manual and to mitigate the opportunity for claims against our policies.
  • Assist the management team in ensuring adequate and appropriate levels of inspection are undertaken, providing reporting information and customer concerns / issues.
  • Working in conjunction with the Major Projects design review team to achieve the above and assisting the need to utilise internal and external specialists to assess some specific risks.
  • Effectively self manage, by forward planning own workload, to provide a responsive, helpful and professional service whilst maximising time spent on site.
  • Recording inspection details on the data base and communicating comments to customers.
  • Ongoing liaison with developers / clients – offer technical advice and guidance.
  • Provide feedback to the management team on technical areas so that team members are fully informed when dealing with potential clients.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably required. 

Experience and Skills


  • Full member of professional organisation(s) with minimum grades accepted: MRICS / MCIOB / MCABE / MICWCI or similar. You will be considered if you are working towards the aforementioned qualifications and expect to gain professional membership imminently.
  • Experience, ideally site inspections in warranty and / or building control major projects. Extensive experience of differing construction methods, as well as experience of defect resolution.       The candidate must have experience and understanding of high risk areas of construction, such as flat roofs, basements, cladding systems, etc.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the Building Regulations, and construction standards.
  • Requires a good understanding of general insurance principals and terminology desirable.
  • A demonstrable understanding of latent defect risk management and the methods for mitigating claims.
  • Ability to undertake site inspections to assess both quality and the cause/effect of building defects.
  • Commercial awareness and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to create not only good working relationships with other construction professionals but to be able to deal effectively with members of the public.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload within agreed parameters.
  • Demonstrable ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to motivate self and influence others.
  • Excellent Customer Services skills and experience of Relationship Management.
  • Flexible in personal approach.
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook (email), MS Word, MS Excel).
  • Full Driving Licence for use in the UK.
  • Ability to fulfil the mobility requirements of the MPS role, including (but not limited to) the ability to;
    • move around a site
    • climb ladders
    • work at height
    • drive reasonable distances
  • Proficient in English communications (written and oral).


  • Income Protection & Worklife Solutions Employee Assistance programme (up to 80% of salary)

  • Bupa Private Medical Care

  • Death in service (3 x annual salary)

  • Annual performance related pay review and bonus

  • Company funded annual Benefit and Pension review meetings

  • 10 year service award scheme

  • Permanent
  • -7 days left to apply
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