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    Design Surveyor

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing and Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £28,560 - £32,480

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    01952 201342

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  • Startdate:

    Immediate start

MPI have a requirement for a Design Surveyor.

This is a permanent role and can be based in Bradford, Truro or Exeter, working from home 1-2 days a week. (The Design team are based in Exeter)

As Design Surveyor you will be the lead designer on allocated retrofit and new-

build domestic projects.

Competitive salary: £28,560 - £32,480 OTE. Dependent on qualifications and experience.

Uncapped bonus scheme: Company performance related pay plan with an OTE of 112% of base salary.

Pension: Automatic enrolment into our Client’s company pension scheme. 

Holiday: 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days holiday (plus  bank holidays) for 5+ years' service.

Flexible working environment: We understand the benefits of flexible working conditions to meet the demands of your role, so we can accommodate a blend of working from home and office based.

Office culture: Aside from a fully stocked sweet cupboard, we ensure you are well-stocked and have all the technology and equipment you need to perform at your best. 

Social events: Work hard, play hard, we love to host regular parties for staff and their families, and in recent times when we haven't been able to get together in 

person, we do all we can to keep spirits high.

Growth: Your development is important - we encourage and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study, and software support, all bespoke to you.

Wellbeing: Free 24/7 access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family.

Health: Private Health Insurance available after one year of service.

Active: Cycle to Work Scheme to help lower your carbon footprint whilst boosting endorphins and your health. You 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.

You will liaise with clients and internal stakeholders throughout the design cycle, provide monthly reporting to the Design Manager, coach Assistant Design Surveyors, and inform process and procedure.


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 (CDM).

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 required.

Represent KCL in 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 departments within KCL to communicate design information.

Administration as required to facilitate the design process.

Plan, organise and manage workload to ensure it is completed in line with project schedules and man-hour budgets.

Ensure technical correctness of discipline deliverables and compliance with client specifications and project standards.

Design compilation in line with all relevant codes and standards.

Ensure CDM 2015 compliance of design projects.

Monthly reporting to design manager.

To provide coaching and support to Assistant Design Surveyors.

To coordinate third party survey and design and coordinate M&E design subcontractors.


To build a comprehensive knowledge of Client products and to keep updated with changes in product design and application.

To interact with clients in a calm, non-confrontational and courteous manner.

To take responsibility for ensuring follow-up actions are taken and full information is recorded.

To undertake training and to assist in training other members of staff as required.

To actively and positively contribute to any appraisal process and to follow up agreed actions.

To remain a positive ambassador of our Client at all times.

To work at all times in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and to follow all company procedures and guidelines.

To work at all times in accordance with the company’s Dignity & Diversity at Work Policy.

To undertake such other duties as may be required within the general scope of the job.


A developed understanding of building physics.

Experience using relevant design software packages such as AutoCAD.

Relevant degree qualification (Engineering/Surveying).

Site-surveying experience.

Exceptional interpersonal skills.

DESIRABLE SKILLS - not essential

Experience using Energy Modelling software packages such as HevaComp and/or IES.

Working knowledge of domestic heating systems.

Working knowledge of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Systems.

Electrical Engineering background.

SAP, RdSAP experience/accreditation.