Desk based Building Surveyor / Technician

Job Type:
Job Sector:
General Insurance
North West
£20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£20000 - £22000 Per Annum + bonus + benefits
F1rst Commercial Recruitment Ltd
Job Ref:

Building Surveyor / Technician

- Do you have a building surveyor degree and now need experience?
- Maybe you`re an experienced tradesman with qualifications and a desire to move away from manual work and into an office role?
- Do you want to build up to Chartered status?
- Would you be comfortable working in a desk based capacity?

If so, then we might have the sort of role you`ve been looking for and would like to hear from you.

Office based duties would be:

- Provide technical support to building surveyors out in the field relating purely to subsistence work and predominantly within the residential arena
- Assess contractor estimates and control repair schedules and costs from panel contractors
- Communicating with customers, contractors and insurer clients over the telephone, email and in writing
- Updating and creating building repair scopes using our in-house schedule of rates
- Managing panel contractors, controlling repair schedules and costs
- Settling claims under delegated authority
- There is the opportunity to do overtime to get some extra money

This Desk based Building Surveyor / Technician role has come about due to growth and holds a really great opportunity for someone to specialise within building subsidence. Our client is an independent building surveying company with offices in Greater Manchester and a burgeoning reputation.

What we are looking for:

- Solid experience within the building industry OR
- Graduate Building Surveyor OR
- Previous knowledge of subsistence claims
- The ability to speak to customers, delivering good news or bad, over the phone
- Ability to work with computers, especially using Microsoft Office
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Must have own transport and valid driver`s licence
- Driven and ambitious
- Attention to detail and ability to assess and resolve problems and find solutions

Past experience in construction i.e.; Joiner, Plasterer, Brick Layer, Contractor etc. is ideal. Maybe someone who has then gone on to either complete a qualification in Building Surveying (or similar) and has some surveying experience. Or, someone who wants to move away from the tools and into an office based role where they can learn new skills and build a career off the tools but still use their knowledge and experience.

In this desk based Building Surveyor / Technician role the job is to offer technical support to the field based subsistence surveyors/engineers and be the contact for both clients and policy holders, resolving issues wherever needed. You would also assess contractor estimates and make sure they are accurate, as well as provide support to the company`s existing national building surveyor network.

To be successful in this role you will need to have strong industry knowledge, confident speaking to all levels of customer, ideally know about subsistence or claims and have your own transport.

In return you can expect:

- Salary: circa £21k depending upon experience
- OTE: £25k-£30k (after probationary period and uncapped)
- Office based role with opportunity to do some surveying work in the field

If you are interested in this position please contact Corinne on 01613593111 or email a copy of your CV, quoting reference number: 2936 and where you saw the job advertised.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your car

Contact Details:
F1rst Commercial Recruitment Ltd
Tel: 0161 359 3111
Fax: 0871 895 1787
Contact: Corinne

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