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Chartered Building Surveyor

32,588 P.A. ?
Location: Manchester
Company: Cumming
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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Cumming Group is the leading independent property and construction consultancy with expertise across every major sector.

We are currently recruiting for a Chartered Building Surveyor in our Manchester office.

You will be a member of our highly reputable building surveying team. This team delivers solutions to clients in the areas of technical due diligence, project monitoring, contract administration, employer’s agent, project management, dilapidations, project advisory and more.

At Cumming Group, you will work on the best projects alongside the best people in a dynamic environment. Our people are exceptional problem-solvers who appreciate Cumming Group’s entrepreneurial culture that empowers them to achieve both personal and company-wide goals throughout their career. We encourage our team members to think differently and work collaboratively, in order to deliver the best service possible. As one of the fastest-growing project and cost management consultancies the opportunities to make your mark are limitless.

  • Ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule.
  • Advise clients on schemes and projects and determine requirements.
  • Set up design team structures and offer project delivery advice.
  • Prepare scheme designs with cost, programme and procurement of projects.
  • Prepare documents for tender and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes.
  • Determine the condition of existing buildings, identify and analyses defects, including proposals for repair.
  • Advise on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction.
  • Instruct on the preservation/conservation of historic buildings.
  • Offer technical due diligence on acquisition and disposal of property assets.
  • Advise on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings.
  • Deal with planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations.
  • Assess and design buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
  • Instruct on construction design and management regulations.
  • Prepare and negotiate dilapidations.
  • Carry out feasibility studies.
  • Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings.
  • Advise on boundary and 'right to light' disputes and party wall procedures.
  • Prepare insurance assessments and claims.


  • Degree in building surveying or equivalent field.
  • 2-3 years' of post-qualification experience in surveying, project management, construction management/contracting, or in a design management environment.

Personal Attributes

  • You will have the ability to work autonomy, owning key tasks on your projects.
  • The confident to run projects and liaising closely with the client to ensure absolute understanding of the requirements.
  • Understand your limitations and knowing when to escalate issues or seek clarity with senior management.
  • Keen to enhance your technical skills and knowledge in line with role expectations.
  • Using your excellent oral and written communication skills proactively with both internal and external teams.
  • Able to build and create professional relationships with consultants and clients.
  • Using your initiative and proactive approach to enhance your offering to the client.
  • Use your problem-solving skills to resolve issue through knowledge and understanding.
  • Be confident in taking part in business presentation.

Have more questions? Chat with a Recruiter on our careers website! It takes five minutes to apply to this job and we will provide feedback within five business days.



Cumming provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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