Associate Director – Building Surveyor

Perm / Staff

Job Description

Westlakes Recruit are currently recruiting for an Associate Director with a background in building surveying to be engaged on a permanent basis in Leeds

You will need experience of leading consultancy teams on behalf of the client and should possess demonstrable skills in the following areas:

Managing and delivering consultancy services within the Building Surveying market.

Ability to contribute to the development of the business in the region.

Key client account management for high profile projects.

Ability to lead and develop a team of dynamic individuals across multiple sites.


  • To hold a relevant construction qualification and be a professional member of a recognised professional institution i.e. RICS
  • A track record of generating opportunities and winning new work
  • To have the ability to manage a project throughout its lifecycle
  • The ability to demonstrate a highly motivated, pro-active approach to work matters
  • Detailed knowledge of working within the Building Surveying and Consultancy Services market
  • Management experience of successful project delivery from inception to handover
  • Ability to manage and develop a team
  • Experience of client management and development
  • Ability to deal with Clients and/or the business at a senior level
  • Attend sector led events locally and nationally to promote the business
  • Driving Licence/Level of mobility required in the role


  • Be a focal point and leadership figure for part of the well-established building surveying team
  • Contribute to the strategic plans for the business and help maintain and develop business for the future
  • Maintain service quality standards and a culture of continuous improvement and constructive expertise
  • Take responsibility for some key projects and the account management and customer care for major clients
  • New business proposals and tendering, liaising with the marketing team to ensure highest quality marketing and promotional materials
  • Collaboration with other service streams, sectors and the wider business to provide combined and innovative solutions improving our competitive advantage 
  • Ensuring the quality and timeliness of service delivery to clients, acting as primary interface to help build clients' confidence in the team
  • Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives
  • Playing an instrumental role in generating repeat business, winning new work and developing new business opportunities
  • Controlling workload and resources
  • Keeping abreast of industry issues and developments in best practice
  • Managing and leading teams to enable a strongly motivated, engaged and high performing function. Managing other individuals including undertaking performance and development reviews (PDRs) and mentoring and coaching less experienced colleagues
  • Providing guidance, leadership and technical expertise to team members
  • Competently communicating and interacting with others, in accordance with the organisation's values


We wanted to provide you with an update on Westlakes Recruit’s preparations to protect our operations from any disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. First and foremost, our thoughts are with all of our clients, candidates, colleagues and friends whose families are affected by this global event.

We are confident our business has the resilience to continue to offer an excellent service to clients and candidates, whilst following the latest government guidance in terms of protection measures from COVID-19.

During this period, please use the following contact details:


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