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Building Surveyor/Structural Designer (CAD)

CompanyVital Human Resources
LocationLondon, England/London All
Career LevelMid-Senior Level
Job TypeTechnical
Position TypeContractor
Salary£270 - £300 per day
Company SizeLarge (1000+ employees)
Posted DateApril 3rd 2013
Start Dateimmediate
Closing DateMay 16th 2013 (for applications)

Our client currently requires a Building Surveyor/Structural Designer (CAD) for their Building & Civils Infrastructure Team on an initial 3 month contract in Central London.

You will assist with providing design services for GRIP Stages 2-8 (RIBA Stages A to L) to projects on the clients extensive Operational Property Portfolio.

The main purpose of the position is to provide cost effective building surveying and design consultancy service and solutions to internal and external clients and to develop and maintain design standards that meet company needs.


• Undertake and manage the required design remits and feasibility reports for the operational property assets. Review reports submitted, making recommendations for repair and renewal works required. Report on asset condition assessments to enable identification and validation of asset condition and renewal proposals.
• To prepare and develop concept, feasibility and detailed design proposals to meet business objectives.
• To provide cost effective, fit for purpose and value for money building surveying and structural design service to internal and external clients ensuring designs are in accordance with efficiency targets.
• Participate in the selection of a single option for further development. Prepare or monitor preparation of reports, papers etc as necessary.
• Manage so that all projects designed by the Investment Projects Buildings Design Group are designed to the standards and specifications of the client with design and construction contracts including reference to and are compliant with the appropriate Railway Group and Company Standards and statutory requirements.
• To prepare CAD/Hand drawings and develop concept, feasibility and design proposals to meet business objectives.
• To proactively participate as a member of an integrated design and construction teams in the delivery of renewals including supporting the Construction Design and Management CDM Co-ordinator.
• To liaise and consult with external authorities in order to secure smooth and successful consents and approvals.

Experience/Skills required

• HNC/HND in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
• Experience of buildings maintenance/renewals within the rail industry or other multi-site property organisation
• Design and presentational skills, including use of CAD
• Thorough knowledge of statutory and rail industry requirements for building and construction works including the CDM Regulations, Building Regulations, Planning and Consents processes
• Knowledge of the possession regime and an understanding of the track access and station access contractual requirements (desirable)
• Previous experience working on heritage buildings including liaison with local planning authorities, English Heritage, CADW and Historic Scotland and CABE (desirable)

Please forward suitable CV’s to Stephen.ducker@vital-solutions.biz or call Steve on 0161 836 7113 for more information

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