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Building Surveyor

Building Surveyor

As one of the UK’s leading and world top 100 universities, Durham is also one of the most distinctive universities. It is a residential collegiate university with a welcoming community of more than 18,000 students and over 4,000 members of staff.  Our academics and students are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  Set within the historically rich City of Durham in the North East of England, which is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is an undeniably beautiful place in which to base your work and home life. 

The University has an incredibly diverse and historic estate in Durham City. It comprises over 320 buildings ranging in age from 1076 A.D. through to new, state of the art buildings.  Durham Castle and the buildings around Palace Green are part of World Heritage Site, 3 properties are scheduled ancient monuments, 4 properties are listed Grade 1, 79 properties are listed Grade 2 and 60 properties are within the City's conservation area. Approximately 17% of the University's estate is over 150 years old.

The Estates and Facilities Directorate is responsible for delivering the Estate Strategy and Masterplan that ensure that Durham has an academic and College estate that is fit for purpose, affordable and supports our world-class activities in line with our 2027 Strategy.

Within the Estates and Facilities Directorate, we are seeking to recruit a Building Surveyor to join the Asset Maintenance team.  Reporting to the Head of Asset Maintenance and part of a team of building surveyors, you will lead a range of strategic maintenance programmes, planned and cyclical maintenance projects and compliance projects across the University’s diverse and technical complex estate portfolio.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience of delivering a range of building surveying and maintenance services including strategic maintenance programmes as well as refurbishments projects across a large, complex estate portfolio.  You will have strong technical building surveying skills, with relevant experience gained either in a client side or consultancy role.  It is anticipated that the appointed candidate will possess a relevant professional qualification.

The role will suit an individual who wants to progress the building surveying career in a positive team environment across an incredibly diverse and prestigious estate portfolio.

For a confidential briefing discussion and/or to receive the Candidate Brief please contact our retained advisors Nick Frost ( and Ben Duffill ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0161 638 0936.  Applications should be submitted to The Management Recruitment Group; applications submitted via this portal will not be considered.

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Closing date for applications is 26th August 2019.   

At Durham University, our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work.  We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force, including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

£33,199 - £39,609 plus excellent benefits and relocation support

Building Surveyor

Durham, UK

Published on 30 Jul 2019