The Graduate Building Surveyor is expected to support the Surveying team, they are to work with the Surveying team to provide advice on the design, construction, maintenance, repair, and refurbishment of all types of buildings and sites.


You will be responsible for the following:

  • Working with the Surveying team to inspect and provide advice on the design, construction, maintenance, repair, and refurbishment of all types of buildings and sites.
  • Inspections to involve acquisition surveys, condition reports, measured surveys and defect investigations.
  • To prepare reports, schedules of work and works specifications.
  • To design and oversee works using recognised building contracts and to current technical standards.
  • To develop an understanding and apply other relevant legislation such as health and safety, party wall, building regulations and planning.
  • At all times to comply with the requirements of the Company’s administrative, personnel procedures and Health & Safety regulation

The team

Gateley Smithers Purslow’s goal is to be recognised as the firm for solving complex building, construction and property issues for commercial and private clients, the public sector and the insurance claims market. We are proud to be Investors in People Platinum and have an excellent development framework to provide career progression and Chartership success. We have 14 offices, and growing, with a team of people who are supportive, caring and strive to be the best at what we do.

The person

  • Qualification: BSc / MSc
  • Experience and working knowledge of consulting engineering, surveying, architectural & planning practices and procedures supported by an awareness of the latest statutory requirements and technical publications
  • Experience and understanding of CDM Regs 2015, Party Wall and Building Regulation legislation
  • Experience of working to deadlines
  • The ability to think methodically.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The benefits

With support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around our great development and progression opportunities will reward your commitment and loyalty. We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual performance with an opportunity to receive an annual bonus.

In addition, we have a wide range of learning and development opportunities via our Learn platform to develop new skills and progress your career. Our My Flex comprehensive rewards package includes options covering annual leave (and the benefit of purchasing extra days), cycle to work, critical illness benefit, employee assistance programme, group personal pension, health care, season ticket loan and many more benefits (grade dependent). Finally, with Perks At Work/Home you can select a host of retail benefits that suit your needs alongside a Community Online Academy, free courses for all from fitness to coding to languages to hip hop dance.

We are Gateley

We are forward thinking and straight talking, our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face. Gateley is a legal and professional services group, we are a group of formidable experts in all areas of law and business. Passionate problem solvers, we get our kicks from finding the right answers and getting our legal and business clients where they need to be. We support more than 5,700 active clients, ranging from FTSE 100 companies to private individuals, in the UK and beyond. Being part of Gateley is not just about the expertise that you bring; it's about attitude too.

The 'Gateley Story' is the story of our people and our culture. It is what has got us to where we are today as a successful business and it's the driving force behind the Gateley Team Spirit and the values that have shaped it. We have a set of shared internal values that capture what the Gateley Team Spirit is and this includes five elements that bind us all together as one Gateley: Ambitious for Success, Forward Thinking, Room to Breathe, Trusted to Do and Working Together. Every year across the group, we recognise members of our team that have gone and above and beyond and have lived these shared values. They are recognised at our annual Gateley Team Spirit awards.