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Senior Building Surveyor
Sedgwick Commercial Surveying and Design is part of Sedgwick International. You will be working within a varied team which includes APC candidates, experienced MRICS surveyors and Chartered Engineers.
Our business has grown considerably over the last few years, with huge opportunities still to be capitalised on in both the insurance and non-insurance markets. To support that growth we have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Building Surveyor to join our team. This opportunity would be ideal for candidates based in or around London. .
You will be involved in and lead numerous projects to reinstate commercial properties following damage by an insured peril. Projects typically range in value from £50k to £5m. Dependent on the size and complexity of each project you may work alone or lead a small project team working with our QSs, CAD technicians and engineers.
Participating in a wide range of surveying activities, ranging from technical reporting, defects diagnosis, preparing Schedule of Works, contract administration and project management, you will be able to empathise with clients who may have suffered a loss but then able to turn around professional reporting within tight timescales. The ability to manage a workload and make reasoned decisions under pressure is a must.
The ideal candidate will be confident in supporting & developing less experienced colleagues, and will have the enthusiasm to promote the skills of the team to both internal and external stakeholders. Whilst Sedgwick provides flexibility, there is an expectation when you're not on-site, that you will spend a significant amount of time in our central London office, undertaking these activities.
Sedgwick offers excellent opportunities to develop as a professional both within the UK and internationally. Whether it be flooding in any area of the UK, or responding to hurricanes in the Caribbean, we will be able to offer a different portfolio of work than you may see in other companies.
You'll be required to work very closely with colleagues in the Loss Adjusting teams in our London region to build relationships. An ability to bring non-insurance clients would be valued. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Building Surveyor looking to develop their career. As we have grown so have the opportunities and roles available in our business and we value candidates with ambition.
You will have/will be:
- MRICS Chartered Building Surveyor
- A building-related degree
- Full UK driving licence essential
- Extensive knowledge of building construction and relevant legislation
- Able to plan projects to ensure robust control of time, cost and quality
- Experience in schedule preparation and contract administration of building projects
- Highly responsible and decisive, but also a team player
- Able to proactively manage your own caseload
- IT literate, particularly with MS Word and Excel
- Able to appreciate the importance of delivering outstanding customer service
The ability to arrive on site immediately following a significant building loss and quickly earn the confidence and trust of the insurance policy holder is essential to the success of this role. Composure under pressure, excellent communications skills and empathy are therefore key attributes.
What will you get for this role?
- Competitive salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
- Many of our vacancies offer the opportunity to work flexibly, whether from office and/or home
- Healthcare scheme
- A Self Invested Personal Pension Scheme
- Holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
- Company car/car allowance
- Discounts on various products and services
- Employee assistance programme for employee wellbeing
- Life assurance
- Group Income Protection
- Voluntary benefits - dental cover, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, wellbeing and digital GP app
Working at Sedgwick
Our company is a place where creative and caring people of all backgrounds can be challenged, grow as individuals, and feel a higher purpose in the unique value they bring and the difference they make in the lives of others. We celebrate our differences; cultivating uniqueness and belonging allows us to connect with our consumers on a personal level, understand our clients' needs, support the communities in which we operate, and perform at our best.
We're passionate and understanding about our colleagues - so we have built flexibility into our colleague working model. If you wish to work from home, split your working time between the home and office or change your hours so you can collect your children or care for someone in your family, we're supportive of that. As a flexible employer, we're happy to discuss options that take into consideration your personal needs for this position during your interview.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to: ID document verification, credit check, address verification, employment verification, employment gap verification, UK DBS, UK financial regulator search, anti-money laundering search, directorship search and global watch list check.
Sedgwick is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Sedgwick retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.
Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Caring counts
Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Every day, in every time zone, the most well-known and respected organizations place their trust in us to help their employees regain health and productivity, guide their consumers through the claims process, protect their brand and minimize business interruptions. Our more than 30,000 colleagues across 80 countries embrace our shared purpose and values as they demonstrate what it means to work for an organization committed to doing the right thing - one where caring counts. Watch this video to learn more about us. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywxedjBGSfA)