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Assistant Monitoring Surveyor – London, Croydon or Bristol

Hybrid Working - Competitive Salary

Henry Riley LLP is looking to hire and Assistant Monitoring Surveyor to join our Independent Monitoring Service (IMS) team. Our projects span from the Southwest, Southeast, London and the Northern Home Counties. Therefore, candidates could be located anywhere within these regions.

Within this role, you will be asked to partner with more senior colleagues to support your learning and development.  You will join a highly successful and professional team where you will be trained and given support with your day-to-day responsibilities as well as being enrolled on our industry leading APC Programme to assist you with becoming a Chartered Surveyor with the RICS.

As a key contact to clients, you will need to build strong relationships and be confident at interpreting and presenting data in the delivery of projects.  You will be required to build strong team working skills to manage activities between multiple parties, such as Clients, Developers, Contractors and Professional team members.

The Assistant Monitoring Surveyor is expected to monitor the management and commercial (financial) position of construction projects to ensure they are effectively controlled and accurately reported. You will be required to advise on project feasibility and report on all aspects of due diligence in a professional and commercially astute manner.

Key tasks and responsibilities of the Assistant Monitoring Surveyor role include:

  • Ensure the Client receives due diligence advice in line with the terms of appointment
  • Attend site meetings with Clients / Developers as required
  • Provide day-to-day monitoring of projects from initial queries and reporting through to final draw down / report.
  • Prepares Monitoring Reports to ensure all aspects of the project are reviewed with any risks highlighted to Clients including the preparation of Initial due diligence and monthly draw down reports.
  • Reviews contract documents commenting on their suitability and whether they have been fully and correctly completed.
  • Reviews the Legal Report on Title and the Valuation Report advising of any conflicts or matters which affect the contents of the Monitoring Surveyor Initial report.
  • Reviews and comments accordingly on all Approvals and Consents (including but not limited to Planning, Highways, Building Control, New Build Warranty, Party Wall, Right of Light)
  • Measures approximate quantities of particular elements of the building project including GIFA utilising measurement software such as Cost X in order to provide an estimate for Initial reporting purposes.
  • Provides advice on contractors, specialists, procurement routes, cost and programme solutions.
  • Reviews building, contractor and consultant insurances commenting on adequacy and monitoring renewal.
  • Reviews reports and surveys provided and identifies outstanding requirements.
  • Reports on target EPC rating and any design changes which may affect this.
  • Ensures any Cost / Programme Variations, conflict of interest or other matters which may adversely affect the project are reported to the client immediately upon becoming aware of any such issues.
  • Manage internal resources to provide a full range of monitoring surveying functions to enable projects to proceed from inception to completion.
  • Have an understanding of, and ensure the principles and statutory regulations for Health & Safety are complied with throughout the project lifecycle
  • Keep up to date with industry standards and best practice, and takes responsibility for and actively seeks opportunities for self-development.
  • Comply with QA procedures to reduce potential commercial risk to the business.

Desired qualifications and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Project Management, or similar equivalent
  • Candidates will ideally have started working towards their RICS chartership and have a desire to become chartered.
  • A small amount of previous experience acting in the monitoring role on projects is desired. However, candidates with strong theoretical knowledge of the role and a passion to specialise in monitoring may be considered
  • Ability to support negotiations with other involved parties
  • Full driving license is essential
  • Ability to use various sources of cost data, e.g. BCIS, in-house database, other external sources
  • Have a basic understanding of different procurement types
  • Have a basic understanding of construction law and standard forms of building contract
  • Competent in a variety of IT packages Including Excel.
  • Has a detailed understanding of construction technology.
  • Knowledge of using the CostX measurement tool or similar platforms
  • Ability to nurture younger members of staff
  • Acts with the best interests of the business ensuring customer care.
  • Highly numerate and literate – able to quickly and efficiently deliver high quality and accurate reports.
  • Be highly structured and organised with the ability to monitor multiple projects with limited delays or inconsistencies in reporting.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please use the ‘Apply Now’ prompt and upload your CV, or alternatively you can forward a CV stating the role you wish to apply for in the subject to: recruitment@henryriley.com

Henry Riley LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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