Skip to main content

This job has expired

Chartered Building Surveyor - Hybrid

Knight Frank LLP
Homeworking/London (Central)
Competitive salary
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

Job Details

Opportunity to work within a dynamic and diverse Building Consultancy team, with market leading professionals advising global clients in a full range of consultancy services through the full life cycle of property.




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 in over 600 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 Building Surveyor 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 involves direct client liaison and management, with an emphasis on developing relationships and a network within the sector that will last a career.



  • Business Generation & Fee Income Increasing the range, quantity and quality of instructions via business generation to ensure development of the department as a whole.
  • Monitor all correspondence and enquiries on behalf of others as and when required when they are absent from the office referring to such matters as requiring urgent attention to someone of the authority and experience to deal with them.
  • Attend events and actively promote the department and firm amongst clients and professional organisations.
  • Understand the need to work commercially to ensure profitability of instructions.
  • Meet set fee income and instruction targets and contribute to profitability of the department.
  • Accurately manage own billing and fee income reporting.
  • Maintain and grow existing and new client relationships.
  • Look to develop personal profile within the market.
  • Professional Instructions Project management and contract administration.
  • Preparation of drawings on AutoCAD is preferable although not essential.
  • 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.  


Professional Standards


  • To communicate fully with all stakeholders concerned to ensure that business is managed in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Absorb all aspects of information technology systems particular to the office/department and have an understanding of their broader applications and availability in the division.
  • Ability to clearly define the client’s requirements.
  • Adhere to all deadlines set for the completion of work.
  • Ability to manage own diary and time requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality in respect of all work undertaken by the Department and to be aware of what is likely to be sensitive information.
  • Liaise with client in a professional and proactive way.
  • Ensure consistently high level of professional conduct.
  • Comply with Best Practice Procedures at all times.  




  • Contribute actively to the team spirit of the department.
  • 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.  


Systems & IT competence


AutoCAD (2012 or later versions) if preferred although not essential Microsoft Project Microsoft Word Excel NBS Specification writer 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.  


#LI-ET1 #LI-Hybrid



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.

View our Top Employer profile

Company info

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert