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Our Opportunity

Are you an ambitious, experienced and knowledgeable Building Surveyor seeking a new challenge in a leadership role?

Are you looking for a role within a national, multi-disciplinary consultancy, that can offer progression and autonomy?

Due to continued and sustained expansion of our Building Surveying discipline, we are looking to appoint an Associate Director in Leeds. This role will see you leading exciting projects across a range of sectors to include heritage, education, healthcare, commercial, central government, defence and retail. You will work with a collaborative, positive team in Leeds and the wider region, helping to deliver fantastic service to an ever-growing, diverse client base. 

You will play a pivotal role as a senior leader in the company, helping us shape our emerging talent within the discipline and undertaking various business development activities. 

With a rich 160 + year history working across the UK market, Pick Everard are proud to offer a range of enhanced benefits, competitive salary and a positive working culture that prioritises its people. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead and shape the future of the business, and make a real impact within a growing and evolving business.
With us you can work with like-minded individuals to ensure our continued success, with a national, collaborative way of thinking that extends beyond disciplines and throughout the practice. 

Principal responsibilities:

  • Provides project leadership and direction on complex projects and programmes – monitors progress and expenditure of all team projects.
  • Manages a team of surveyors and support resources or area of specific technical delivery, including pastoral care and technical development of junior staff.
  • Contributes to achieving business plan targets through effective management and development of existing and new client accounts.
  • Prepares and oversees designs and reports.
  • Lead on team business development activities including bidding and client development and contribute to national bids as required.
  • Actively contribute to the Discipline Business Plan and strategic / sector specific business objectives of the wider Building Surveying team
  • Undertakes client management or sector bidding responsibility on significant client / sector areas, providing focus for client or sector development.
  • Deputises, supports, and reports to Directors and National Director within discipline.


About You

As the Associate Director for Building Surveying, you will forward-thinking, commercially aware, and driven to enhancing your own and Pick Everard's successes.  

This role will suit an experienced Principal or Associate Building Surveyor, looking to make their next career move. Alternatively, an Associate Director looking for a new opportunity. You will have demonstrable knowledge of working across a range of sectors in a consultancy environment, and real passion and drive to support us in continuing to deliver excellence for a prestigious range of clients. 


Key requirements:

  • Chartered Surveyor with considerable experience in relevant position, including team management.
  • RICS or MCIOB qualified. Undertaking relevant CPD activities
  • Industry knowledge across a variety of sectors
  • Superior level of technical knowledge and strong in business development skills
  • Strong bid writing and presentation skills to clients
  • Ability to control day to day programming and planning of projects
  • Ability to manage, monitor and control workload and resource allocation
  • Ability to monitor progress and expenditure of projects
  • Knowledge of conducting legal/expert witness work

About Us

Our nationwide multidisciplinary team of 650+ work collaboratively to deliver outstanding places and spaces that create lasting value for local communities. Through our remarkable history we have established the sound principles of success, and we have the vision and ambition to be even better.

We’re committed to creating sustainable communities where everyone feels safe, cared for and valued. We achieve that by encouraging a diverse, welcoming workplace for our people, clients and colleagues.

We care about our people and improving our society and that means supporting your ambitions and interests at every level. We will provide you with an inspiring environment in which you will be able to drive real progress and impact in your career. 

What we offer

Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is important to us, and we work hard to make sure everyone feels a valued part of our organisation. You will receive an attractive salary, and amongst other benefits you can also expect:

  • Agile working
  • 26 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays + option to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • Private healthcare, life assurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Professional subscriptions  
  • Wellbeing support and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Stakeholder pension

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Pick Everard is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us on our journey.

We are committed to building and nurturing great relationships with our agency partners. However, this role is being recruited for directly and therefore we are not seeking support at this time. Any unsolicited CV Introductions will not be accepted.



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