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Valuer, Buildings & Civils

Status: Full-time

Supervisor: Valuation Director

Overall Outcomes of the Position

The primary function of the role is to assess the current replacement cost of buildings, civils (and related building services) for insurance purposes. Valuers also get involved in decommissioning studies and financial valuation work.

The role covers a wide range of industries and asset types across the world and significant travel may be required.

Valuers utilize their expertise in carrying out valuation assignments and executing client projects independently.

Valuers build understanding and rapport with our clients to ensure high quality reports, continuous business and to strengthen John Foord’s reputation as an industry leader.

Key Role Responsibilities

Client Engagement & Management

  • Build and establish relationships with clients to build trust and confidence
  • Attend networking and industry events
  • Keep updated on trends in the insurance and construction sectors
  • Respond to client enquiries professionally and promptly.


  • Visit sites to survey subject assets or carry out on desk research to ensure all necessary details of the assets are considered
  • Undertake research and liaise with the rest of the valuation team to prepare cost assessments
  • Assist in the preparation of standard templates to improve work quality and efficiency
  • Using templates and prior analysis to prepare detailed calculations and client reports
  • Ensure cost information is logged into the appropriate John Foord databases
  • Communicate with the Operations team on current job status and schedule
  • Prepare high quality valuation reports and appendices to be submitted to the client
  • Action any queries or feedback from the client before providing the final valuation report
  • Support the John Foord valuation team when required including but not limited to proof reading reports, providing opinion on survey timings for proposals, etc.


  • Keep updated on valuation and quantity surveying industry standards
  • Identify and communicate any risks to quality of reports for clients
  • Follow best practice in compliance with John Foord templates, guidelines and policies
  • Contribute to the continuous development and quality improvement of John Foord reports, systems, policies and controls.

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrate strong personal time management skills, including scheduling, milestone tracking and meeting deadlines
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision but also a good team player
  • Willing to identify gaps in personal knowledge and seek assistance or training to solve these
  • Able to communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of business
  • Previous experience using Microsoft Office suite
  • Openness to new ideas and seeking to learn continually
  • Continuous attention to detail.

Specific Job Requirements

  • Be, or have ability to work towards becoming, a member of RICS, ASA, API or other similar association
  • Tertiary qualifications in surveying, engineering or related field
  • Eligible and willing to travel, as and when required