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Partner, Technical Due Diligence - Hybrid

Knight Frank LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)/homeworking
Competitive salary
Closing date
11 May 2024

Job Details

Contract Type Permanent Employment Type Full-Time  Working Requirements    Dynamic Working Hours 9:00am to 5:30pm Salary Competitive Division Commercial  Location 55 Baker Street

Partner, Technical Due Diligence


Knight Frank is the leading independent property consultancy in the UK offering agency and professional advice across Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors.  Established in 1897, Knight Frank now has more than 14,000 people operating from 413 offices across 60 countries.

The Project & Building Consultancy Department is a leading global consultancy that balances the importance of the business growth against individual’s aspirations.  Our stated aim is to be a trusted advisor to clients, offering commercially minded and innovative advice, which helps them achieve their business goals.



Chartered Partner Building Surveyor responsible for playing key role in growing the service line. Partners within the department are responsible for driving business plan initiatives, developing a strong business pipeline of new and repeat clients, empowering staff development and ensuring high professional standards at all times.

Role will involve coordinating and undertaking a wide range of instructions across the building consultancy discipline, including; project management and contract administration, dilapidations, landlord and tenant advice, pre-acquisition surveys and technical due diligence on a range of commercial property.

Role has strong focus on client liaison and management, with an emphasis on developing relationships and a network within the sector that will last a career.

Responsible for mentoring and management of junior members of the team to provide positive role model and aid development.


Business Generation & Fee Income

  • Increasing the range, quantity and quality of instructions via business generation to ensure development of the department as a whole.
  • Actively manage, maintain and grow existing and new client relationships.
  • Regularly obtaining new business from existing and new clients.
  • Develop leads and business pipeline to support growth of department and win market share.
  • Attend events and actively promote the department and firm amongst clients and professional organisations.
  • Actively refer business across the Commercial and Residential teams.
  • Work commercially to ensure profitability of instructions.
  • Meet set fee income and instruction targets and play key role in profitability of the department.
  • Accurately manage own billing and fee income reporting.
  • Develop and maintain leading personal profile within the market.
  • Proactively manage and lead on instructions.
  • Prepare and coordinate proposals and pitches to clients.
  • Actively and positively support the promotional activities and initiatives of the department and wider business

Professional Instructions

  • Project management and contract administration.
  • Preparation of specifications.
  • Party walls, dilapidations, and landlord and tenant advice.
  • Pre-acquisition surveys.
  • Technical due-diligence.
  • Preparing and checking Schedules of Condition, defects analysis and building pathology.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation and CDMC.
  • Producing Reinstatement Cost Assessments.


  • Contribute actively to the team spirit of the department and where they manage a team, takes responsibility for leading this.
  • Act in a collaborative manner at all times.
  • Interact positively with all team members and work with them in a professional and courteous manner at all times, ensuring we maintain a culture of tolerance and respect.
  • Support the wider team with professional advice as and when required.
  • Liaise with members of other departments and get to know the individuals and their markets both for the purpose of obtaining information and also to look for opportunities for cross selling of business.
  • Positively manage, motivate and develop junior members of the team on a day to day basis, enthusing others to raise their own standards.
  • Develops team to maximise their ability and hence performance within the business.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of managing and motivating staff within their team or department. As a senior manager of the team, more junior staff should respect their judgement.


Systems & IT competence

  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel

Experience required:

Qualifications/Education Required

  • RICS qualified


Particular Aptitudes/Skills Required

  • Ability to measure buildings in accordance with RICS Code of Practice
  • Basic understanding of JCT Contracts
  • A full understanding of the components of commercial buildings and ability to describe the constructional elements.
  • The capacity for accuracy, attention to detail, an orderly approach to work and numeracy.
  • The ability to communicate facts clearly and in writing and to produce reports
  • Willingness and flexibility to work loyally as part of a team.
  • The personality to engage with other professionals and general public alike in promoting the firm and building profile in a professional manner.

Please note: this is a Direct Search led by Knight Frank. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs, even if provided by PSL agencies.



The property industry is changing, and we invite you to be at the centre of that change.

At Knight Frank, our commitment to our purpose means that we empower our people to have autonomy in their role and everyone is encouraged to think and share ideas for how we can make the difference through our work and behaviour. For our clients, our purpose drives us to provide innovative solutions that add tangible value across a variety of sectors and services. Wherever you work with us in the world, you’ll be surrounded by passionate, energetic and inspiring people who care about the work they do and the people they work alongside.

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