Wakemans are a multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy. Our professional services comprise of Project Management, Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveying/Construction Cost Consultancy, Building Consultancy / Building Surveying, Principal Designer and CDM Advice.

We offer career training and development to all of our employees, giving you scope to develop and tailor your career according to your personal aptitude and areas of professional interest.

The Key Benefits of Working for us.

•  We can offer you the chance for career progression within a supportive and friendly team, whilst working on a variety of projects.
•  Excellent training and development.
•  Full and expanding portfolio of work for 2023 /2024.
•  Genuine progression opportunities within an owner managed business.

Building Surveyor

An opportunity to join a recognised and well-respected consultancy who offer the full range of Building Surveying services. Wakemans are looking to recruit an assistant building surveyor to join an existing team which is currently experiencing a period of expansion with an imminent move to a new larger office set up. The position is in the Birmingham Office although Wakemans service it’s Clients on a national level.

The candidate should be able to evidence a working knowledge of a range of building surveying services. They should be able to work independently but have a strong team spirit and a positive attitude to service delivery. They should also have at least 3 years post degree experience and be either working towards final assessment with the RICS or have recently taken their APC exam.

The candidate should show some experience or understanding in delivering core building surveying services such as:-

•  Contract Administration.
•  Dilapidations.
•  Party Wall.
•  Landlord and Tenant.
•  Defect Analysis and Rectification.
•  Developing a Client Brief.
•  Project delivery.
•  JCT Contract Administration (Minor and IF).
•  Technical Compliance (Planning & Building Regulations).
•  Specification writing.
•  Producing schedules of work.

Candidates should also have an awareness of:-

•  The Principal Designer role.
•  Design (Experience of using AutoCAD).
•  NEC Contracts (Option C).
•  Project Cost Control.

The candidate should present a professional image especially when client facing and able to demonstrate a confident persona, have good communication and negotiation skills. Good writing and numeracy skills are also a key requirement.

Candidates should hold a full clean driving licence have access to their own vehicle and a willingness to travel for work.

Wakemans offer an individually focused and competitive package for the right candidate; inclusive of Pension, 25 days holiday, Healthcare (after successful completion of probation period) Life Insurance and paid professional subscriptions.  Provision of a car allowance will be considered.

Candidates should apply in writing attaching their current curriculum vitae and salary expectations to:-

Health and Safety Advisor

Wakemans are looking to expand their successful Health & Safety department. This is a role ideally suited to an ambitious, driven individual wanting to learn and progress in a H&S role. You will have a strong motivation for knowledge and personal development. Ability to work individually and within a team, manage your own workload and calendar.

Our service delivery includes the writing of CDM documentation and procedures, carrying out nationwide site inspections and audits, engaging directly with contractors and site management to support, educate and ensure H&S compliance.

You will be required to support senior members fulfil the role of CDM Advisor/Principal Designer for a well-known hotel and hospitality provider in the UK.

Working under supervision, you will:-

•  Assist with the preparation of pre-construction information.
•  Review construction phase plans, risk assessments and method statements.
•  Provide advice to contractors on CDM2015.
•  Set up projects and provide administrative support.
•  Working under direction to assist in the delivery of the Principal Designer duties.
•  Undertake site inspections and monitoring visits to determine health & safety compliance.
•  Ability to ensure projects are completed efficiently and within assigned resource profile.
•  Support the Senior Staff as required.

Experience and Skills:-

•  A health and safety qualification such as a NEBOSH Certificate would be an advantage but not essential.
•  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
•  Construction background/experience.
•  An understanding of the CDM regulations 2015.
•  Ability to effectively cooperate and deal with wide range of internal and external relationships.
•  An excellent communicator who is both approachable and a good listener; also, diplomatic & assertive.
•  Proactive, professional, and personable.
•  Full UK driving licence and access to a car.

Candidates should apply in writing attaching their current curriculum vitae and salary expectations to:-

Maintenance / Archive / Gardener Key Duties

We are seeking an enthusiastic maintenance / archive / gardener Handy Person to carry out basic preventative and reactive maintenance including carpentry, basic plumbing, decorating, changing light tubes and general maintenance upkeep.

Your duties will be varied and you will be responsible for maintaining the gardens / car park in a tidy condition as well as assisting with archiving and health and safety duties.  For a full job description please click here.

Hours are 2 days per week (15 hours).
Own transport is essential.

Candidates should apply in writing indicating their experience in relation to the above job description to:-

Thank you for your interest in our company.

Wakemans is an equal opportunities employer and will apply objective criteria to assess potential suitability for jobs. We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

Selection criteria and procedures are reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.