Building Surveyor

Posted 2 weeks ago by Forth Ports


Join us at Forth Ports, an esteemed Port Authority that has risen to become the UK's third-largest Port Operator Group. We're not just a port operator; we're a dynamic, multimodal ports owner and operator, offering a vast array of port-related services to facilitate connections between the UK, Europe, and beyond.

Our recent pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2032 and Net Zero status by 2042 underscores our commitment to sustainability. Moreover, our substantial investments in infrastructure, port services, and towage highlight our dedication to supporting the expansion of the UK's renewable energy sector, particularly offshore wind. This is a pivotal moment to join our team as we embark on this transformative journey towards a greener future.

We have a new opportunity for a Building Surveyor to join our team, based at our Head Office in Leith, Edinburgh.

About The Role

You will have a varied role, working closely with our established Property team to provide comprehensive building surveying services across the Scottish Operational Estate and Property Assets.


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Undertaking dilapidations surveys, due diligence surveys, building pathology inspections and regular Property Inspections in line with Estate Management best practice.  
  • Undertaking Schedule of Condition surveys
  • Advise on environmental, health and safety issues of Port and Property assets, including buildings and infrastructure.
  • Reinstatement cost assessments.
  • Contractor Management including full compliance with CDM 2015 requirements.
  • Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS) preparation, review and advice as required.
  • Project Management of various ongoing construction works and standalone projects.
  • Undertaking building inspections and assist the wider Property and Asset Management team with managing and maintaining Asset Risk Register.
  • Liaising with lawyers on estate management documents e.g. rent reviews, Licences for Works or similar as required.
  • Day to day support for the Property team and wider Scottish Operation.



What are we looking for?


As this is a newly created role within a small, busy team, we require someone with relevant and current or recent experience in a similar role. It is important that the person who joins us in this role can work as part of a team, as well as having the capacity to work and act on their own initiative. This role will also involve working closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders, therefore strong, effective communication and interpersonal skills are also key.  


Additionally we are looking for:


  • MRICS Qualified  (Building Surveying pathway).
  • At least 2+ years of post-qualification experience in a similar role.
  • Possessing thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the industry, together with solid terminology knowledge for the construction sector.
  • Good problem-solving skills and commercially minded.
  • Ability to work alone and to take on assignments and see them through to completion.
  • Full clean, UK driving license and own vehicle is essential
  • Full UK working rights – please note we cannot sponsor candidates.



What can Forth Ports offer you?

Here at Forth Ports our people are genuinely important to us, and creating a flexible, open and supportive working culture is something we are very proud of. In addition we offer:

  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Defined pension scheme and life assurance
  • Health promotion events and other employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for employees and their family
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Attractive Family Friendly Policies
  • On site free parking
  • Employee discount platform offering discounts on UK wide restaurants, car rentals and holidays
  • GymFlex health club memberships

We value our people and our reputation, and know that having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers. We are an equal opportunities employer and we will consider all applications for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.


Required Criteria

  • Full UK working rights
  • MRICS qualified (or equivalent experience)
  • Full, UK driving licence and own vehicle
  • Minimum 2 years post-qualification experience

Skills Needed

About The Company

Over our 50 years of experience we have witnessed our ports grow to become important assets to support and deliver growth both for the UK and local economies.

The growth impact has been achieved due to the continued investments in our infrastructure, making sure that our ports are able to continually develop their services and support the growth of many industries.

Our people have played a significant role. They have delivered the highest quality of service through their expertise, loyalty and flexibility and, without them, we could not have built the strong reputation and the long term agreements with many customers that we have today.

Company Culture

Welcome to Forth Ports Careers. As a leading port operator, we employ over 1,100 people across our ports in Scotland and the Port of Tilbury in London.

A career in a port business is very rewarding. There is real variety within each role and significant opportunities for promotion and career development. Don’t just take our word for it; view the “Some of our People” section and the video below to gain insight into the kinds of jobs our employees do, how they’ve grown with us, and what motivates them each day.

The port business can be seen as a barometer for the economy and this drives us to be adaptable and fast paced as we identify new business opportunities.

Company Benefits

We are committed to creating a positive working culture for all employees, as well as a good work-life balance.

Here are just some of the benefits of working for Forth Ports.

Vacation, Paid time off, Paid sick days, Retirement plan and/or pension, Employee discounts, Gym membership or wellness programs, Cycle to work, Competitive salary, Employee Assistance Scheme


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