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Job Role:  Building Surveyor (ref:1368)

Location: Midlands

Job Sector: FirstPort Surveyors

Hours: 35 hours per week 

As a FirstPort Building Surveyor, you will contribute to our vision of being the leading residential property manager, as recognised by others by:

  • Making a difference to how our customers enjoy their homes.
  • Surveying properties and preparing accurate specifications of works

The role of Building Surveyor reports to the Surveying Manager

About You

You are currently working as a building surveyor, you have ambition to complete the  RICS or MCIOB qualification, or may already hold it, either way you have a few years practical experience.

In your current role you are responsible for decision making across a variety of building types and you enjoy considering different methods and applying your wide-ranging skill set to always find the best solution for your customer.

You are a pragmatic problem solver who always takes a common sense approach so find the most suitable resolve for all projects.

Communication comes easily to you, you have the ability to negotiate and influence with your customers and stakeholders of various levels and experience.

You have a high standard of both verbal and written communication which you put to good use in your report and specification preparation.

Being self-motivated and pro-active, means you enjoy working independently but also enjoy having other supportive colleagues you can build relationships with at regular team meetings.

You are IT savvy and are confident in using laptops / tablets and are fluent in the different MS packages. You may also have CAD experience although this is not essential.

About Us

FirstPort is the largest and most experienced residential property manager in the UK, employing more than 3,000 colleagues dedicated to looking after peoples’ home. 
Great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar. We recognise and value the contribution our people make to our business and we are committed to ensuring they are skilled and equipped to do the best job they can and that they have the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Our Values set out the commitments we have made to deliver excellent service and they inform the relationships that we have with customers and clients.  They shape our culture and are used in measuring and rewarding performance.

Main Responsibilities

  •  The role is field based with support from our surveying co-ordinator based in the Luton office. You will be part of a team of 10 surveyors who deal with a wide range of asset types, including new builds, listed buildings, retirement housing developments, and large and complicated city centre complexes.
  • Surveying properties and preparing specifications of works.
  • Building defect diagnosis and preparation of reports for clients, focussing on value for money resolutions, taking into account the short, medium and long-term business plan objectives for the property.
  • Prepare reports and attend, when requested or required, meetings with the clients, working groups, residents groups, always acting as a responsible representative for FirstPort. This may include some evening and weekend working.
  • Advise on mechanical and electrical aspects of buildings. Although in depth knowledge of such components is not essential, it would be desirable to have a broad understanding of mechanical and electrical equipment within buildings.
  • Supervising works to buildings to ensure excellent customer care, exemplary contractor performance, and technically superb completed work.

Our Values

Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.
Inventive – We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.
Respectful – We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times.
Skilled – We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.
Trustworthy – We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.

The Benefits

Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people.  We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well.  We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.


We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit.  We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click the below apply button to start your application for this role.  We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions.  You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders.