Placement Building Surveyor Birmingham Summer 2024

We have an excellent opportunity for a sandwich placement building surveyor to join our Birmingham office from Summer 2024.  You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of building surveying disciplines in a commercial environment expanding your knowledge of hands-on building surveying experience within the built environment. You will be part of a very supportive team with full support provided. You will also get the opportunity to attend our inhouse corporate graduate training sessions, bringing together national experts to up skill both TFT and client graduates.

Key accountabilities

TFT has an enviable client list and you will work with institutional funds such as M&G, L&G & Aviva among others. You will have the opportunity to work on a mix of professional and project work including:

  1. Contract administration
  2. Surveys and scheduled of condition
  3. Technical due diligence
  4. Dilapidations
  5. Building Pathology
  6. Due diligence services
  7. Specification/maintenance management
  8. PPM, RCA’s and licences to alter
  9. Pre-acquisition surveys
  10. Project Monitoring
  11. Working to complete APC competencies

Performance criteria

  1. Currently studying BSc Building Surveying (RICS accredited course)
  2. Confident in talking to a wide range of people to build relationships
  3. Experience of CAD would be an advantage but not compulsory

Skills and behaviour

  1. Must be a good team player but able to work independently
  2. Confident communicator both verbally and in writing
  3. Thorough understanding of the needs and demands of a wide range of people and how to meet and exceed their expectations
  4. Accurate with high attention to detail
  5. Reliable
  6. Good time management skills
  7. Preferably have a driving licence and access to use of a car
  8. Willing to travel

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 175 employees operating from a network of offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guildford, London, Leeds, Manchester and Southampton.

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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