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Trainee Building Surveyor

Thomson Gray Ltd


Trainee Building Surveyor

Thomson Gray Ltd Apply Now
Salary £16,000 to £18,000 per year Location EDINBURGH Hours of work Full-time (37.5 Hours) Training provider Edinburgh Napier University Closing date 19/08/2022 Qualification SCQF Level 10 - Honours Degree

Job overview

You will train and learn to become a professional building surveyor. Initially you will work in the Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Project Management sections of the business so you can learn how each of these disciplines contributes to a construction project. Your on job training will be combined with academic study on a block release basis at University.

The Apprentice / Trainee Building Surveyor (BS) shall be responsible for:

Shadowing and assisting BS team and senior management personnel to undertake all aspects of BS work.

• Input and assistance on survey programmes spanning healthcare, residential, education and commercial sectors, as well as conservation / Listed buildings
• Exposure to and involvement on projects including:
- New build
- Refurbishment
- External works – roofing, cladding, windows replacement
- School summer works
- Office fit outs
• Training to be provided to assist on condition survey works covering healthcare, education and PFI sectors
• Assisting the team in collating statutory applications (BW, Planning, Listed Building consent)
• Developing design details, tender drawings and the likes
• Exposure to tendering processes – contract preparation, tender reporting etc.
• Assisting the Contract Administration of projects listed above, including quality management and assessment of valuations etc.
• Exposure to and shadowing of all types of professional survey work – schedules of condition, condition surveys, dilapidations and the likes
• Development of understanding of construction technology and defect diagnosis
• Assisting the team in the safe management of works in relation to CDM compliance – document preparation etc.

What will I learn?

You should be hard working, enthusiastic and eager to learn. Previous experience of construction is not necessary however you will be expected to be reliable and must be a good communicator.

What qualification or qualities are required?

A minimum of four Highers; with at least two Highers at grade B or higher. Various grade combinations from Highers and Advanced Highers will be considered. Nat 5 English and Mathematics are essential; Higher English and Mathematics are preferred.

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