Senior Surveyor/ Employer’s Agent Ref: G35L0422

Full Time


Due to recent success in securing some large, long-term appointments we can provide this exciting opportunity for career progression within the Employer’s Agent role.  We are seeking a suitably experienced candidate who can demonstrate relevant knowledge, undertaking the role of Senior Employer’s Agent/Client’s Representative on a wide range of new build housing and mixed use regeneration projects within London and the surrounding Counties.

Core Skills:

You will be able to cooperate with clients, colleagues and contractors/developer; be imaginative with an ability to problem solve and work productively. It is important that you are able to identify when senior support is required when delivering your activities.

Main Responsibilities:

You will be required to demonstrate a sound grasp of undertaking the Employer’s Agent duties from inception to completion of projects, including but not limited to: 

  • Developing a client brief and assembling the project delivery team
  • Procuring necessary consultancy services to develop a project to planning submission/tender
  • Preparation of robust and accurate tender and contract packages
  • Undertaking various forms of tender process (OJEU, framework and negotiated)
  • The ability to interrogate Contractor/Developer and Designer proposals and ensure that the Employer’s Requirements are fulfilled
  • Preparing contract engrossments
  • Acting as Employer’s Agent, Client Representative or Contract Administrator for the delivery of the project(s) which will require: 

- A sound grasp of development control / regulatory requirements and funding/delivery standards within the housing sector

- Chairing meetings, taking minutes and following up action plans

- Undertaking all day to day administrative duties on the delivery of developments under the terms of JCT, D&B or similar Contracts or bespoke Development Agreements

- An ability to record, document and instruct necessary actions as required for the delivery of Contracts

- An ability to identify aspects of risk and to seek guidance from Senior Colleagues at the correct time in order to manage and mitigate such risks 

Although you shall have an ability to undertake the above functions autonomously, the candidate shall recognize when additional or senior input is required. 

Person Specification – Essential Criteria (qualifications, experience, skills, qualities)

  • University degree in either Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying or a similar construction related subject
  • RICS qualified, or close to sitting final assessment
  • Experience in residential development
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to interact with colleagues, clients and wider team in a professional manner. 
  • Able to work within a team
  • Diligent with attention to detail
  • Able to think ahead and problem solve
  • An ability to form and develop client relationships and to seek to develop new business opportunities
  • A desire to coach junior colleagues by working collaboratively for the successful delivery of projects

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in non-residential development (including education and hospitality sectors)
  • Experience in preparation of Value for Money Reports and Order of Cost Estimates
  • Full UK Drivers Licence
  • The post holder may need a DBS check due to the nature of the work involved

Our Vision:

To be identified as a trusted client advisor; national in reach, local in service and selected for our quality and expertise in the built environment

Our Values:

  • Professional Integrity
  • Technical Expertise
  • Solution Focused
  • Reliable Personal Service 

Training and Development

The Practice is keen to assist individuals in developing work related professional interests. The Practice takes training seriously, providing practical and financial assistance to all personnel.

Calfordseaden is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to and support the principles of equality of opportunity in employment, training and service delivery.

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This job description will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances and may include other duties and responsibilities as may be determined. It is not intended to be rigid or inflexible but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the individual works.

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The appointment is subject to proof of the attainment of any qualifications deemed essential to the post and used as a basis for shortlisting and selection. Failure to provide evidence of the required qualifications will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.

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