Design Surveyor - Bradford

up to £32,480k per annum - Perm - Renewable Energy
Ref: 185 Date Posted: Monday 20 Jun 2022
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We have a superb opportunity for a candidate to join the contracting division of a well-established Manufacturer as a Domestic Design Surveyor.  The ideal candidate would be based between the Midlands and the North of England, however the role can be home based.

Our client provides a fully MCS accredited ground source heat pump installation service that fits with existing supply chains and client requirements. They can deliver a turnkey package and flexible contractual solutions.

They assume responsibility for the entire project, spanning the ground array, heat pump, and heat distribution system, including sizing, design, purchasing, installation, and management of sub-contractors across the three stages of the heat pump installation. 

Main Purpose of Job:

As Design Surveyor you will be the lead designer on allocated retrofit and newbuild domestic projects.  The successful design surveyor will be responsible for the full life cycle of allocated designs, from facilitating client design briefs to surveying, engineering calculations, M&E design, and authoring of O&M manuals and as-built records.

Key Tasks: 

  • To assist clients in developing a clear design brief
  • Perform inter-departmental project internal handovers
  • To gather and review construction information about existing or planned properties using a variety of resources including architects plans, questioning clients and direct surveys.
  • Author and review Risk Assessments & Method Statements for both survey and design
  • Perform and facilitate and review BS EN 12831 heat loss, thermal modeling and energy calculations
  • Authoring of project survey, and project design reports
  • Oversee and coordinate specialist subcontractors to facilitate GSHP system design
  • Survey and design of large and non-standard projects with little to no supervision
  • Client design team meetings
  • Authoring to and adhering to design schedules
  • Maintaining and updating design project plans, project notes, and project log
  • Maintaining document control, drawing issue sheets, and updating third-party Document Management Systems
  • Authoring GSHP M&E design drawings
  • Liaising with clients, subcontractors and company departments
  • Administration as required to facilitate the design process
  • Plan, organise and manage workload to ensure it is completed in line with project schedules and budgets
  • Ensure technical correctness of discipline deliverables and compliance with client specifications and project standards

Person Specification:

  • A developed understanding of building physics
  • Experience using relevant software packages such as AutoCAD and HevaComp
  • Relevant degree qualification (Engineering/Surveying)
  • Site-surveying experience
  • Working knowledge of domestic heating systems
  • Working knowledge of GSHP Systems
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Electrical Engineering background


  • Basic Salary between £28,560 and £32,480 DOE
  • Uncapped bonus scheme
  • Pension
  • 25 Days holiday plus Statutory
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Flexible working – Home or Office
  • Employee assistance programme for you and your immediate family
  • Development opportunities are encouraged, and courses offered