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Chartered Building Surveyor

25-04-2024 04:04

About ORS

ORS is a prominent Irish multidisciplinary building consultancy firm with 30 years’ industry experience. Our mission is to design and build a better world by delivering sustainable solutions for our clients and creating a supportive workplace for our people. As a company, we are proud to have been recognized as one of the top ten Great Places to Work in Ireland by Great Place to Work. This acknowledgement reflects our unwavering commitment to cultivating a positive and supportive work environment that nurtures and empowers our employees. In addition to this, we were also honoured to receive the “Best Hybrid Way of Working” award in 2022. This recognition reflects our dedication to creating a flexible work culture that accommodates both remote and in-person work arrangements, while maintaining a high level of productivity and engagement.​

About the role

ORS has a robust building surveying team with a proven track in delivering with speed and dependability on complex projects. We survey the built environment, advising clients on a wide range of issues from property registration to building compliance. We are seeking a senior building surveyor with 10+ years’ to join our expanding team.​


About you

The successful candidate should have appropriate surveying experience and be willing to work as part of a successful team in a well-established building consultancy. The role will suit an ambitious and enthusiastic individual wishing to advance their career. As a building surveyor, you will be responsible for working on your own initiative under directors, and perform professional building surveying and other ancillary tasks as necessary to include but not limited to:

  • Carrying out Stock Condition Surveys (Capex Budgeting/Condition Surveys).
  • Preparation of Opinion of Compliance with respect to Planning Permission and Building Regulations.
  • Undertaking Schedule of Conditions and Schedule of Dilapidations reports on commercial properties.
  • Undertaking Technical Due Diligence Surveys – General surveying and preparing property reports.
  • Preparing tenders, supervising tendering procedures and putting together proposals.
  • Compiling, checking and approving reports and drawings ensuring that projects run smoothly.
  • Assisting with management and coordination of projects works.
  • Preparation of client progress reports for large scale projects.
  • Inputting your expertise in general where you have specific expertise not available elsewhere in company.
  • Communicating and liaising with colleagues, architects, consultants and clients.
  • Business development work as necessary to support the above​Skills and experience​

Skills and experience​

  • BSc, (Hons) Degree in Building Surveying, or equivalent.
  • Chartered Building Surveyor and/or Registered Building Surveyor status desirable.
  • 10+ years’ experience, preferably within a consultancy.
  • Have strong onsite surveying skills with previous relevant commercial / residential building surveying experience.
  • Experience in negotiation of settlement with tenants/landlord’s surveyor on terminal Schedule of Dilapidations.
  • Experience in business development, client facing and presentation skills.
  • Be able to develop and foster long term client relationships.
  • Proficient IT skills, including AutoCAD, Word and Excel.
  • Have a full clean driving licence and access to vehicle for work travel purposes.
  • Excellent technical knowledge and competence.
  • Have strong report writing skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess superior organizational and time management skills.
  • A team player who is motivated to mentor, share knowledge with and guide graduate level building surveyors.
  • A positive work ethic and eagerness to progress within the company.​

What's in it for you?

Aside from our people, culture and mission, there are a variety of additional benefits that help make ORS a great place to work:​-

  • Our award-winning hybrid working model – Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited employer
  • Certified Best Workplace with Great Place to Work for six years running (2018-2024)
  • Attractive rewards framework (option includes pension, health cash plan, additional annual leave and much more)
  • Competitive market salary
  • Professional memberships, paid by the company at chartered level or equivalent
  • Opportunities to work across our multiple disciplines
  • Weekly events (CPD’s, virtual events, social events, workshops, guest speakers and fun team activities)
  • Parental, paternity and Maternity leave schemes
  • High impact working environment with a flat and non-bureaucratic organisational structure
  • Opportunity to be part of a team that is growth focused and ambitious ORS is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive company culture. We foster a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects and supports their individual strengths, views and experiences.

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