We have a great opportunity for a Building Surveyor, with minimum one to two years’ work experience to join our team at Lea Hough.

The Role

As part of our continued growth, we are seeking a Building Surveyor, with experience, to strengthen and develop our Building Surveying consultancy.

The role may particularly appeal to a part-qualified Building Surveyor, or a Building Surveying graduate who has post-graduation experience, who wishes to become an MRICS qualified Chartered Building Surveyor.

The successful applicant will enjoy a varied workload, which will include design and specification of project work, tendering, contract administration, CDM Principal Designer role, etc. There will also be opportunity to be involved with condition survey reports, dilapidations, party wall surveying, planned maintenance programmes, schedules of condition, etc.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Building Surveyor to join a driven team within a well-established and progressive firm.

About Lea Hough

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors is a leading property and construction consultancy in Lancashire, with a team of over twenty staff.

We cover the whole of the North-West region from our office bases at Blackburn, Preston and Lancaster.

We are a well-established, multi-discipline independent firm with an excellent reputation and busy workload.

Our core disciplines include Building Surveying, Project Management, Valuation Surveying, Architectural Design, Planning and Land Development.

Building Surveying Team

Our expert Building Surveying team provide the full range of Building Surveying services across all types of property, including professional Building Surveying work and Project Management.

We have a strong specialism in the education sector and we have a large client base of schools, academies and colleges. Additionally, we cover a diverse spread of work for a range of fabulous clients from commercial property, local authorities, housing associations, new-build developers, dioceses and public sector clients.

We are extremely busy, growing year-on-year and have lots of exciting work ahead, mainly for commercial, educational and public sector clients.

The Position

This is a permanent position, within our thriving private practice consultancy. The role would be based at our Blackburn office.

This is a career opportunity for a self-motivated candidate with appropriate skills base and post-qualification experience.

We can offer a an exceptionally varied workload in a team atmosphere, undertaking local work for high-quality clients.

We are seeking high calibre candidates with good technical skills, and surveying know-how. Candidates should possess ability to work off own initiative, good communication skills and be capable of fostering client relationships. Local knowledge of the Lancashire/Cumbria/North West region would also be advantageous.

If you are a driven, enthusiastic Building Surveyor who is looking to progress your career to Chartered status through the APC training programme, then we can provide the framework and APC support.

At Lea Hough, we have a strong team of highly experienced surveyors working alongside younger surveyors who have recently navigated the APC process, so we are best placed to help you on your career path, whilst you help us develop and improve our practice.

APC Support & Training Programme

Lea Hough provides full support through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), via our Structured Training Programme.

Lea Hough has an enviable track record of helping APC candidates through their APC process to achieve Chartered status, and in quick time too.

We have many success stories of part-qualified surveyors who have benefitted from our APC training process, resulting in them qualifying as MRICS Chartered Surveyors, and becoming a valuable asset to our firm.

We have a strong team ethic where everyone helps each other, be it with a project or assisting with the APC process.

We can offer:

  • An excellent salary (negotiable dependent upon experience).
  • Bonus system (generous and achievable).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Payment of RICS fees.
  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Free parking.
  • Mileage allowance.
  • In-house CPD seminars.
  • Contribution towards external CPD requirements.
  • Modern office environment.
  • Social events.
  • Full APC support and career development.

Importantly we can offer a brilliant training and career opportunity, working in a great team environment, directly alongside experienced Chartered Building Surveyors!

All Building Surveyors will benefit from exposure to an excellent range and variety of experience on excellent quality schemes, as well as being fast-tracked and trained-up to become MRICS Chartered Building Surveyors.

You will not be a “number” in a large corporate organisation, but instead you will be a valued member of our first-class team, and will receive hands-on experience for great clients, making the role all the more interesting and varied on a day-to-day basis.


If this role interests you, then please send your CV and written application to: Sarah Dignan, Practice Manager, at sarah.dignan@leahough.co.uk

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Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
Registered Office: Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QR