Building Surveyor

Hybrid working – Work from home with travel required throughout the UK for projects when required

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

8.30am – 5pm Monday – Friday. 40 Hours per week

Are you an experienced Building Surveyor looking to use your skills in a  growing business?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

This role offers the option of hybrid working – working from home with time at sites when required. Our Head Office is near to Bristol and sites are throughout across the UK.

We are the largest independent operator of crematoria in the UK, employing more than 400 empathetic and dedicated individuals and we are growing.

When you join us as a Building Surveyor, it’s an opportunity to be a part of something truly meaningful and significant.

The role

We have big ambitions; to significantly grow the number of crematoria sites we operate and as importantly, further invest in our existing sites.  Our Property team is responsible for delivering this ambition – dealing with all aspects relating to the development of new crematoria and the management/improvement of the existing operational estate.

The role is to manage in conjunction with the Head of Estates & Facilities and the wider in-house property team, the delivery of small civils work packages and maintenance/improvement capex projects on existing sites.  It is anticipated that most capex projects relating to the existing estate will be undertaken ‘in house’ using limited or possibly no external professional team.  Working in conjunction with the in-house property and operational teams, the Building Surveyor /Project Manager will undertake the following aspects: 

  • Agreeing and preparing project brief & liaison with the wider in-house team to agree design, specification & methodology for the project.
  • Management of project delivery including arranging, chairing & minuting project meetings.
  • Undertaking initial feasibility studies and preparing cost advise
  • Preparing outline design information & assisting in the submission of applications, securing/discharging conditions for relevant Consents
  • Acting as client under CDM Regulations and acting as principal designer under CDM Regulations
  • Preparation of detailed design and specification information
  • Preparation of tender documents & management of tender process.
  • Preparation of Building Contract Documents & appointment of the contractor
  • Acting as client & /or contract administrator under the Building Contract
  • Monitoring of the contractors’ progress of the works and quality without impacting operations
  • Monitoring total project expenditure and preparing regular project cost reports. 


  • Provision of general cost, construction, project procurement & associated technical advice to the Head of Estates & Facilities and/or CPO
  • Preparation of advice & reports, including condition surveys, PPM schedules, reinstatement cost assessments for insurance purposes, capital allowance claims etc.

About you

  • Experienced Building Surveyor with experience of occupied property repair/refurbishment and civil engineering works
  • Experience of drawing up specifications
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD Lite
  • Experience of tendering works
  • Contracts Admin experience (JCT Contracts)
  • Working knowledge of NBS specification prelims
  • Relevant experience & track record of project delivery
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at any one time
  • Desirable – Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS / FRICS) or Chartered Building (CIOB),
  • Desirable – NEBOSH / IOSH Health and safety qualification  
  • Full driving licence (and access to car with business insurance) – role involves travel throughout the UK for projects when required)

About Westerleigh

Westerleigh Group has been building and managing Crematoria for 30 years and care for 50,000 cremations and burials every year. Our first site opened in 1992 in a village called Westerleigh, near to Bristol and we have grown significantly since then. We currently have 37 sites across England, Wales and Scotland with plans to continue growing responsibly.

We have established a reputation for creating beautifully landscaped, high quality and peaceful facilities where families can remember and celebrate the life of their loved ones. Our core objective is to deliver the highest possible standards of care in a way that is uniquely personal.

We play an active part in the local communities that we serve and in 2021 our sites have raised over £400,000 to support local charitable causes and projects.

In 2021 Distinct Cremations was formed as part of the Westerleigh Group and caters for the direct cremation market.

What We Offer

If you would like to join the Westerleigh family, you can be sure of a warm welcome, ongoing training and development and a sense of pride by truly make a difference every day to the families that we serve.  No two days are the same and many of our Managers have progressed upwards within the business.

The values we live by are Safety First, Exceptional Care, Uniquely Personal and One Team.

In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Company performance bonus
  • Accredited training
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Headspace: Mindfulness App
  • Free Cremation: Immediate family / close friends
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Occupational Health support
  • Recognition scheme: Above & Beyond vouchers
  • Free Flu jab
  • Smart uniform provided
  • Fruit baskets on site
  • Free parking

Start a rewarding career with us by applying today.

We reserve the right to close the application window sooner if a significant number of applications are received.

Please visit to submit your CV. 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022