Associate Building Surveyor

An excellent opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate Chartered Building Surveyor, with a TDD preference, to play a key part in the commercial building surveying team providing high calibre professional advice to clients.

You will support delivery and growth of services across the South East, forging relationships with both internal and external clients to deliver market leading advice. Clients include high-level global investor and corporate occupier client base, including M&G, The Crown Estate, Aviva and L&G.

As a commercially focused building surveyor, passionate about supporting and motivating a team, you will be helping us to grow the London/Guildford office and maintain and further develop client relationships and diversify the range of our current service offering, as well as progressing your own career.

We are passionate about people and you will be part of a flexible and very supportive environment with great opportunities for career progression.

Key accountabilities

Primarily working within the commercial sector, undertaking all round building surveying work including:

  1. Technical Due Diligence
  2. Monitoring
  3. Refurbishment and redevelopment projects
  4. Contract administration
  5. Pre-acquisition surveys
  6. PPM
  7. General building surveying commercial work e.g. Dilapidations

Performance criteria

  1. MRICS with minimum 4 years PQE
  2. Degree in Building Surveying
  3. Clear & concise report writing skills
  4. Expertise in general building surveying i.e. contract administration and dilapidations
  5. Experience of working in a pro-active commercial environment
  6. Sound knowledge of building contracts in a commercial context
  7. Able to meet fee targets and generate new business through building successful client relationships
  8. Commercial awareness and understanding
  9. Embraces technology to deliver reports efficiently
  10. High level of up to date technical building knowledge

Skills and behaviour

  1. Must be a good team player and able to work independently
  2. Confident and concise communicator both verbally and in writing
  3. Driven individual with a strong track record in client management and business development
  4. Excellent client relationship management and business development abilities
  5. Use of digital dictation systems to work effectively and efficiently
  6. Aspirational and motivated to develop within the business
  7. Senior profile with motivational skills to play a key role in core service lines within the business (regionally and nationally)
  8. Passionate about people and can clearly demonstrate leadership capabilities to assist in team and office management and growth
  9. Diverse approach to working with different people (excellent communication and interpersonal skills)
  10. Commercially focused: capable of developing client relationships, socially adept and able to network at business development events
  11. Able to demonstrate successful CRM and business development

Package indicators

  • Flexible & hybrid working
  • Competitive salary and generous car allowance
  • Benefits: Fee Plus bonus scheme, mobile phone & laptop, Personal Accident cover, Private Health Care (after 6 months), Life Assurance and 25 days holiday
  • Season Ticket Loan, Cycle scheme and access to company pension scheme on completion of probationary period

About TFT

TFT is the leading independent firm of Development, Built Asset & Engineering and Sustainability consultants. We place the wellbeing of people and the performance of buildings at the heart of everything we do.

We’re proud of our reputation for integrity and delivering work of the highest quality, blended with commercial pragmatism. We offer a strong track record across all commercial property sectors, advising investors, developers, occupiers and owners on maximising best property asset values. Diversity and strength in depth is important to us. Whether it be a technical thought leader with a career’s experience – or a recently qualified rising star – in today’s risk averse world you need people on your side with a reputation for diligence, transparency, intellect and commercial insight. Clients see TFT as large enough to provide the expertise and resources to get the best from their portfolios, and small enough for it to matter personally.

We have over 160 partners and employees operating from a network of offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guildford, London, Manchester, Leeds and Southampton.

TFT is passionate about people development and will provide you with excellent and progressive career opportunities and sponsored learning.

We are BCorp Certified!

As TFT’s impact on the world has grown with the size of our business and the scale of our client services, we are determined that our future growth continues to be positive and sustainable. B Corp certification enables us to do just that, by recognising the highest standards of social and environmental performance and aligning our ongoing efforts with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


At TFT we don’t aim to tick boxes and count numbers and percentages, we create an environment where anyone, from any background and life experience, can do their best work. We empower you to bring your full, authentic self to work. We are diverse by nature and inclusive by choice.

If you’re driven to perform, you’ll fit right in, we approach work fearlessly, learn quickly and improve constantly. A bright idea can come from anyone. We believe diversity drives innovation.

Our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is simple – we embrace everyone. We wouldn’t approach a building survey in a one-dimensional way, so we don’t our people.

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