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Associate Director - Building Consultancy


Standard / Permanent



Job function




The role

Responsible for a team working in the “investor” services part of the business line and reporting directly to the London Head of Building Consultancy.  This role will involve a high level of client contact and the opportunity to build strong networks with all of our UK offices.  The team complete all aspects of building surveying work for the investor market and the candidate will be expected to have a working knowledge of all service lines being offered.


Clients are principally from the commercial sector.


The ideal candidate will have gained experience working with UK investors and Institutional funds, property companies, overseas investors and high net-worth individuals. Relationships with UK investors and Institutional Funds is advantageous.


Roles and responsibilities


Main Accountabilities

  • Management of a team of surveyors delivering building surveying services within the London and wider national Building Line
  • Taking and being responsible for the delivery of instructions
  • Reporting to the London Head on resourcing of instructions, finance, opportunities and business development actions
  • Technical expertise in TDD building surveys, fund project monitoring, contract administration/project management
  • Undertaking a full range of building surveying disciplines
  • Responsible for management of own workload on a day-to-day basis  

Clients and Business Development

  • Proactive in building relationships with both internal and external clients.
  • Managing existing client relationships on a day to day basis
  • Identifying new business opportunities both within and outside of your own discipline
  • Regularly meeting and maintaining links with existing and prospective clients
  • Engaging in department business development activities
  • Responsible for managing own instructions or subsections of major or national projects
  • Working independently on most assignments, receiving guidance only on unusual issues
  • Have a broad knowledge of principles and practices of related disciplines 


  • Sharing expertise with colleagues
  • Proactively communicating to colleagues and others
  • Supervising teams on assignments
  • Possessing business development skills
  • Organised
  • Ambitious
  • Interpersonal and networking skills

Systems and Process

  • Working within clearly defined, well established processes
  • Solving problems by following well defined processes and precedents
  • Consulting more experienced colleagues on more difficult or unfamiliar situations
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to junior staff  


  • Conscious of and taking steps to protect the interests of BNP Paribas Real Estate, its employees and reputation
  • Generating revenue to meet individual and team fee targets
  • Building own network of clients, consultants and suppliers 

Person specification




  • Degree in Building Surveying
  • MRICS qualified 




  • Technical Due Diligence Building Surveys 
  • Project Management and contract administration duties
  • Project appraisal and monitoring
  • Defect analysis
  • Professional building surveying disciplines including Reinstatement Cost Assessments, party walls, planned maintenance and dilapidations



  • CDM-C