Building Surveyor - Edinburgh

  • Job Reference: DC/888501
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car Allowance & Benefits
  • Sector: Building Surveying, Rural Surveying
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our Client undertakes a wide range of rural estate, property management and professional rural advice working closely with colleagues in the National Estate Agency, Estates & Farms Agency and Forestry teams.

The role will focus on providing building surveying support to clients in relation to their rural assets including, agricultural, residential and small scale commercial property.

Key deliverables

  • Progression of a range of building projects including agricultural building replacement, silage pits, residential renovation and replacement, portfolio wide repair and maintenance;
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of projects across Scotland, track and provide client updates;
  • Technical support both to clients and members of the land management team;
  • Ensuring achievement of delegated key client deliverables;
  • Adherence to internal and client process and compliance standards.


  • Scope to develop and lead the rural building surveying team in Scotland;
  • Performing a key supporting role within a high performing team on principal instructions;
  • Seeking opportunities to leverage skill and expertise to develop new business for the wider team within Scotland;
  • Ensuring value for money and an informed long term specification for the client.

Key Skills

  • Competent professional with experience of project management of a diverse range of rural asset projects, overseeing day-to-day management liaising with contractors and other consultants as required;
  • Efficient and effective management to make best use of a wider consultancy team;
  • Ability to undertake building condition surveys / assessments;
  • Working effectively with internal and external specialist advisors;
  • Ability to provide advice in relation to energy performance and measures;
  • Understanding of building conservation to provide advice in relation to typical rural properties;
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and work to high standards under pressure;
  • Excellent communication skills capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with team members, other colleagues, clients and stakeholders
  • A diligent and dependable approach to all professional work
  • An entrepreneurial attitude with an aspiration to contribute to the growth and performance of the wider business.

Person specification


  • Relevant undergraduate/postgraduate degree or equivalent
  • Preferably MRICS qualified with PQE
  • Conservation Accreditation advantageous