Building Surveyor, Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom


Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Building Surveying/Consultancy
Aberdeen - Scotland - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” for eight years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2020, for the second consecutive year.
CBRE offers a range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

CBRE advises on more commercial property than any other adviser across the United Kingdom with offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Southampton.

Job Title: Surveyor – Senior Surveyor
Location: Aberdeen
Role Purpose
This opportunity provides a role for either a Surveyor or Senior Surveyor level candidate. This role is for a RICS qualified surveying position within our Aberdeen team undertaking a wide range of commercially focused, professional building consultancy work for a variety of investor and corporate occupier clients within the UK and across EMEA ranging from single assets to large portfolios and platform deals.
Practice areas that are expected of the candidate include lead consultancy and contract administration, dilapidations for both landlord and tenants, technical due diligence for investment and occupier purposes, refurbishment works and maintenance advice (PPMs).

Key Responsibilities
To assist and take the lead role in the successful implementation and delivery of professional building consultancy advice to a range of clients in relation to contract administration and dilapidations instructions as well as other general building surveying advice.

  • Take responsibility for the management of client and project teams to deliver building surveying instructions successfully;
  • Work closely with other CBRE colleagues and departments to grow relationships and business opportunities.
  • Projects to include but not restricted to:-
  • Lead Consultant and Contract Administration role for refurbishment and small/ medium size projects;
  • Preparation of Schedules of Dilapidations and negotiating claims on behalf of either landlord or tenant;
  • Preparation of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedules;
  • Building surveys for investment of occupational purposes;
  • Defect analysis and providing commercial advice to clients;
  • Looks for opportunities to bring and build value, delivering client solutions which exceed expectations;
  • To positively contribute to the team and department business plan and to assist in achieving its objectives;
  • Comply with CBRE’s polices and management systems;
  • Work in compliance with Quality Management procedures;

Person Specification/Requirements

  • MRICS qualified (preferably Building Surveying pathway) with at least 1-2 years relevant post qualification experience, appropriate to the role;
  • Able to effectively and autonomously deliver projects in the lead consultant, contract administrator and employer’s agent capacity;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Able to work as part of a team, supporting others;
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a project;
  • Present a professional knowledgeable persona and possess business acumen;
  • Build, develop and maintain existing business and client relationships;
  • Organise and prioritise tasks so that they are completed within an agreed time frame;
  • Provide concise and clear written communication;
  • Good appreciation of professional and project building surveying matters;
  • Understand the basics of the local and wider property market and CBRE’s services;
  • Able to contribute to business development activities;
  • Able to plan and manage own workload;
  • Able to delegate whilst maintaining accountability and ensuring delivery;
  • Articulate and excellent attention to detail;
  • Confident and assertive where required;
  • Flexible approach to work;
  • Willing to travel through the UK and across EMEA, as required
  • Driving licence

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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