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Senior Surveyor - Property Management - Birmingham


Standard / Permanent



Job function




The company

BNP Paribas Real Estate is one of Europe’s leading providers of integrated real estate services, committed to delivering solutions for owners, investors and occupiers. Our capabilities span across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East where our team of 3,100 specialists work in 129 offices and manage a worldwide portfolio of €10 billion of assets. We understand the importance of building personal relationships with our clients that are so vital to quality and service delivery.
With a growth ambition to continue expanding our capabilities across the globe, BNP Paribas Real Estate is an established industry leader throughout continental Europe, who understands the importance of building personal relationships with our clients that are so vital to quality and service delivery.

The role

Supporting the National Grid portfolio so as to:
  • Provide an effective estates service in accordance with the Client remit
  • Taking a proactive view of the portfolio identifying opportunities where service can be improved or added value realised.
  • Instructing and directing 3rd parties on the estate including solicitors and other professional advisers
  • Developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with individuals within the Client organisation 

Key deliverables

  • Main point of contact in respect of property issues for the Client.
  • Develop and maintain strong Client relationships
  • Maintaining the Client database in a timely and accurate fashion in accordance with agreed procedures and timescales 
  • Proactively identify opportunities where business can be generated
  • Liaise and develop working relationships with other parts of BNPPRE to maximise cross selling opportunities
  • Reporting to Client on a regular basis in accordance with Client requests both ad hoc and structured  
  • Ensure delivery of service by generating effective working relationships with other members of the CRE team both in Birmingham and Nationally   

Roles and responsibilities

  • Is aware of the team target and the role they play in achieving this
  • Understands what generates revenue and makes profit
Clients and Business Development
  • Manages existing client relationships at a senior level on a day to day basis
  • Can identify cross selling business opportunities outside own discipline and pass on
  • Responsible for managing small instructions or subsections of major projects
  • Works independently on most assignments but receives guidance only on unusual issues
  • Has broad knowledge of principles and practices of related disciplines
  • Enhances BNP Paribas Real Estate’s reputation through successful delivery
  • Builds own network within service lines
  • Shares knowledge with/provides information to colleagues and wider team
  • Mentors other junior colleagues
  • Oversee teams on assignments
Systems and Process
  • Person specific. Evaluates, adapts and improves standards, techniques and procedures
  • Is a contributor to BNP Paribas Real Estate projects

Person specification

  • Degree level education
  • Clean driving licence
  • Working with Clients at a high level
  • Broad knowledge of commercial property gained either in Private Practice or the Corporate Sector
  • Management of Property portfolios with evidence of effective delivery
  • Tenacity
  • Planning and organising
  • Commercially astute
  • Delivers innovative solutions
  • Sound decision maker
  • Creative thinker
  • Pursues excellence
  • Motivated and driven
  • Future orientated
  • Responsiveness to colleagues
  • Responsiveness to clients
  • Responsiveness to markets and  opportunities