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Head Of Building Consultancy - Build Consultancy

Company: Lambert Smith Hampton Ltd    Location: Cardiff

Job Title: Head of Building Consultancy

Location: Cardiff

Reporting to: Regional Director - Wales

About us:

LSH Building Consultancy is part of a wider Super Region 3 that includes the South West. The Wales Building Consultancy Team operates out of Cardiff and Swansea from where they serve the instructions for Wales and where necessary outside of Wales. The team currently has three fee earners.

Key focus of job:

Management of the Building Consultancy team undertaking core building surveying disciplines, including project management of office fitouts, design and contract administration, dilapidations, building pathology, due diligence services, condition surveys, party wall and reinstatement cost assessments.

Main tasks:

  • Manage a regional team of building consultancy surveyors and support staff.
  • Work in a full autonomous capacity in the Building Consultancy team.
  • Contribute towards departmental financial performance targets.
  • Set departmental budgets.
  • Undertake personal development reviews.
  • Liaise (where appropriate) with other LSH departments and divisions.
  • Represent LSH and the full range of property related services available to clients.
  • Undertake business development for the department.
  • Manage the cross selling of the department between the divisions.
  • Main capabilities:

    Technical Skills
    • Previous building surveying experience with a minimum of 10years post qualification
    • Previous experience of managing and motivating teams of surveyors
    • Ability to take a lead in client development
    • Computer Literacy, specifically in Microsoft Office (Word / Excel / Powerpoint), AutoCAD and Microsoft Project
    • Ability to prioritise conflicting workloads
    • Capable of diligently working alone or as part of a team
    Organisational Focus
    • Understand the structure of a multi-disciplinary firm of surveyors and the services offered
    • Have an awareness of how Building Consultancy adds value to other departments
    • Is a strong team player and is willing to develop their own skills and support the BC team to improve their delivery and profile
    Interpersonal Skills
    • Understand and listen to the personal needs of others
    • Communicate and converse well and is clearly understood by others in team
    • Develop team members
    • Supervise junior members of the team and assist where appropriate/necessary
    Analytical Reasoning
    • Good attention to detail by regularly producing carefully prepared, accurate work
    • Uses thorough and effective data gathering techniques in all aspects of the work
    • Strong numeracy skills
    Communication Skills
    • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
    • Good/strong report writing skills
    • Must use grammar effectively in written work
    • Strong negotiation skills
    Personal Qualities
    • Presents a professional image when dealing with clients
    • Demonstrates self-confidence and understands own strengths and weaknesses
    • Highly organised
    • Demonstrates ambition and commitment to self-development
    • Willing to travel, based on the geographical area we cover
    • Manages own time
    • Team Player

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