Head of Survey

Ref: VA109 Head Office - Harpenden Mid Tier Management Role

Head of Survey

Plowman Craven is the premier measurement and consultancy firm trusted by industry leaders worldwide. With offices spanning London, North America, Australia, and India, we deliver the certainty essential for constructing, managing, and sustaining commercial properties, infrastructure, and assets globally. Backed by 60 years of expertise, we provide unparalleled advice, services, and solutions throughout every phase of the project lifecycle.

Introducing an exciting opportunity to lead the charge in merging our Technical & Innovation Team's ground-breaking technical solutions with the pragmatic, commercially viable answers our clients crave. We are on the hunt for a dynamic individual with surveying expertise, capable of seamlessly navigating the delicate balance between precision, quality, and detail. If you are ready to pioneer the future of our industry and make a tangible impact, this prestigious position is tailor-made for you.

You shall be responsible for:

People Empowerment and Leadership:

  • Champion the development of our surveying team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Uphold the highest standards of health and safety for our surveyors, ensuring their well-being and success.

Strategic Leadership and Business Acumen:

  • Infuse a commercial mindset within our survey teams, spearheading initiatives to optimise productivity and deliver exceptional results.
  • Drive strategic initiatives to maximise financial success, on-time delivery, and unparalleled customer experiences.

Survey Methodology Mastery:

  • Ensure unparalleled excellence in survey methodology across the organisation.
  • Advocate for the integration of cutting-edge technologies and innovation to enhance business outcomes.
  • Spearhead effective data and information management strategies to drive informed decision-making.

What we offer you:

  • Generous salary offered with opportunities for personal development along your journey with us.
  • Immerse yourself in a vibrant, passionate, and collaborative working culture where your contributions can truly be effective.
  • Fuel your ambition with our immersive learning culture, and training opportunities that empower you to soar to new heights in your career journey.
  • Unwind and recharge with 25 days of annual leave, expandable to an incredible 30 days, plus bank holidays!
  • Company laptop and mobile phone.
  • Get rewarded for your hard work and dedication with our performance-related bonus structure.
  • Invest in your future success with our professional membership support and ongoing training initiatives, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve.
  • Rest easy knowing your financial future is secure with our salary sacrifice pension contribution scheme, offering peace of mind for the long term.
  • Embrace work-life harmony with flexible remote working options, giving you the freedom to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • Equip yourself for success with company-provided laptops and mobile phones, whether you are in our Harpenden or London offices or taking advantage of hybrid work options.

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise in people leadership and surveying across multiple sectors.
  • Proven experience in successfully delivering transformation change and also continuous improvement.
  • Sound knowledge of the latest survey instrumentation and methodologies.
  • Successful history of leading strategic changes and managing multiple projects and initiatives.
  • Full membership of RICS and/or CICES is essential.
  • Commitment to prioritizing health and safety for survey teams based on knowledge and experience.
  • Experience in managing large datasets in an ordered and structured manner.
  • Exceptional communication skills, adept decision-making, proven team leadership capabilities, client management proficiency, financial acumen, strong interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Flexibility and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong industry ties with clients, suppliers, and industry bodies are desirable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and shall take additional measures to support any candidate that needs assistance with the recruitment process.

If you have any questions about this role please email recruitment@plowmancraven.co.uk

Benefits of working at Plowman Craven

Plowman Craven is a great place to work and offers a range of competitive family friendly benefits including:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave - increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus
  • Professional membership & development
  • Salary sacrifice pension contribution scheme
  • Flexible/remote working (role dependent)
  • Travel loans & travel cards (Zone 1+2) for London-based roles
  • Access to fleet vehicles
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Wellbeing & mental health programme
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Harpenden & London offices
  • Employee owned company held in a Trust for the benefit of employees
  • EOT profit sharing scheme

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