Head of Surveying

  1. Facilities Management

1 month ago

Expires on 04/27/2024

  • £65,000 & car & company benefits
  • Warrington / Birmingham
  • Permanent
  • Emmanuel Tetteh

Mainstay has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Surveying for a leading facilities service provider. 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in construction or FM quantity surveying within a hard and soft service background and have delivered multiple projects at once. 


  • Management and delivery of detailed condition reports, identification of defects and advice/guidance on repair, maintenance and upgrade options and strategies across the estate.
  • You will assess the estate and provide project management support on associated capital works initiatives including advice, guidance, support with safety and energy efficiency/sustainability improvements and wider capital expenditure.
  • Developing lifecycle models for asset replacement programs and actively supporting project management of dilapidation activities and the scoping and delivery of capital projects, preparing project briefs, work scope, specifications and tenders.
  • As part of the Senior Management Team (SMT), you will report directly to FM Director, managing a team of Surveyors and QS/Estimators and will be required to work closely with and take direction on occasion from the Head of Asset Management (HoAM), Head of Projects (HoP) and Head of MTT (HoMTT).
  • You will have comprehensible commercial awareness and have worked in a similar role managing and motivating others. A concise understanding of modern quantity surveying principles and techniques including preparation of BQs and PTEs will stand you in good stead for success in delivering accountabilities.
  • Advise on lifecycle/dilapidation projects and determine/manage contractual/financial requirements aligned to the risk.
  • Manage, develop and organise comprehensive documentation for competitive tender activities and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes.
  • Determine the condition of existing buildings and building services, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repair to manage operational and dilapidation risk.
  • Advise on lifecycle/dilapidation projects and determine/manage contractual/financial requirements aligned to the risk.
  • Support FM bid team with new bids and re-bid opportunities and procurement colleagues with the management of tender RFIs, supplier clarifications and tender adjudication activities.
  • Champion working towards gaining ISO 19650 for Building Information Modelling (BIM) including the creation and development of digital modelling of the existing Estate.
  • Support and contribute to FM SLT’s mission to implement and continually improve on a positive H&S culture.


  • You will hold the relevant quantity building surveying degree or construction-related professional qualifications and RICS chartered building surveyor.
  • Have sound technical knowledge, competence and understanding of building construction, fabric and building engineering services.
  • Proficient in the use and application of SPONS, and NSR for estimating and tendering.
  • Excellent understanding of CDM regulations and can demonstrate the ability to apply its principles to coordinate/advise client, PD and PC duties.
  • This is a mobile role covering locations nationally across the UK, therefore, must have a flexible approach to travel to/from sites and be prepared to stay away from home, potentially this could be up to 2-3 nights a week.

Our Facilities Management Specialist

Emmanuel Tetteh

Emmanuel specialises in talent acquisition within the software development space, working actively within the PHP and JavaScript communities has allowed Emmanuel insight to the trends and changes regarding talent attraction.

Contact Emmanuel Tetteh for more information about this job.

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