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Open Positions

Senior Chartered Building Surveyor

Contact Name: Jessica Hennessy
Contact Email:
Telephone: 0161 237 1717

With a number of exciting new instructions on the horizon, we’re pleased to be recruiting for a Senior Chartered Building Surveyor to join our award-winning team in Manchester.


We’ve committed from day one to building a business we love, in a city we love. Since our establishment in 2010, we’ve quickly become a disruptor of the Manchester property market. What makes us unique? It’s because at every stage of the project we take full creative and commercial control.

Join our team of expert advisors, made up of four service lines moving as one:

  1. Transactions & Asset Management: we help complete deals and manage property transformation to move faster and more profitably


  1. Building Consultancy: the technical, legal, financial & regulatory, project management and surveying skills to deliver every project on time and on budget


  1. Workplace Consultancy: a specialist team of space audit/planners, interior designers and architectural technicians who design transformational, high-functioning workspaces


  1. Studio: inspired storytellers, creators and brand experts so your real estate concepts behave with maximum impact in a competitive environment

Providing everything our clients needs to create a popular, profitable, modern workspace.
That’s us – together, we move as one.

You’ll be working on:

  • Project Management & Contract Administration of high-profile workspace fit-outs and refurbishments with contract values ranging from £50K up to £20M.
  • General commercial building surveying duties including Acquisition Surveys, Schedules of Condition, Project Monitoring.
  • Preparing and negotiating Schedules of Dilapidations, on behalf of both landlords and tenants.
  • Our clients vary from corporate occupiers and SMEs, to private equity investors and landlords.
  • You’ll also contribute to the success and growth of the wider business, including business development, pitching for new business, networking and PR.

Who we’re looking for:

  • A highly competent surveyor who provides an exceptional standard of service.
  • A confident leader who can train and mentor junior colleagues.
  • Someone effective in maintaining and growing client relationships.
  • Someone experienced in presenting and pitching for new business.
  • Someone with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines.
  • Someone who is confident and able to represent the business at industry events.

Technical Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Experience working for a commercial Building Consultancy practice.
  • Experience of Contract Administration and Cost Control.
  • Experience of the Law of Dilapidations.
  • Working knowledge and experience administering the JCT suite of contracts.

What we offer

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Bonus – You will be part of a discretionary bonus arrangement that is announced annually in May.
  • Flexible working policy – 5 day (37.5hrs) working week with core hours 10am – 3pm, 1 day work from home a week and an early finish on Fridays.
  • Holidays – 25 days plus bank holidays, and we shut the office between Christmas and New Year without the need to use your annual leave allowance.
  • Pension – OBI contributes 5% and the employee contributes a minimum of 3% under a Royal London scheme.
  • Newly refurbished state of the art office in St Peters Square.
  • Free Gym Membership at Lifestyle Fitness on Mosley Street.
  • Free breakfast available in the office every day.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme with Spectrum Life offering counselling services, life coaching and wellbeing tools.
  • The opportunity to work for a business that takes their Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, with sustainability commitments and a number of charitable partnerships.

Mid-weight designer

With a lot of exciting new projects on the horizon we’re pleased to be recruiting for a new designer.


Who we are

Studio are a multi-disciplined creative agency within the wider OBI group powered by a team of storytellers, creators and brand experts. We craft, tailor, and refine through in-depth research and strategic analysis to create work that stands out, adds lasting value and forges relationships with our clients. We’re experts in designing for the built environment and utilise the knowledge of the wider OBI transactions & asset management, building services and workplace teams.


Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a mid-weight to senior designer to join our growing team. We’re looking for someone who has several years of experience with a strong set of foundation design skills (artworking, type setting and preparing documents for large scale production). You’ll have a desire to grow within the business, be motivated to learn and keen to feed from the variety of skillsets that OBI has to offer. You’ll be working within the Studio team alongside designers, animators and film makers delivering innovative and challenging solutions for our clients communicating their stories. The main tasks will be brand & placemaking strategy, visual identity design, wayfinding, editorial design and daily studio admin.


Our clients are varied but we mainly work within the built environment developing brand identities for large scale developments, workplace and occupier related organisations. An interest in this field would be beneficial. Some of our recent clients include AO, Enterprise City, Arrive, City Tower and Allied London. You can view some of our work on our Instagram (@StudioOBI).


What we will expect from you

  • Have a mid/senior level skillset within design and keep up-to-date with industry standards
  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of the design industry
  • Work with the other designers to produce an expert level on finish for each project while considering deadline and budget
  • Explain and present design decisions internals and to clients
  • Work collaboratively within our team as well as independently
  • Take responsibility as part of a service
  • Identify user issues and important needs
  • Bring an enthusiastic attitude to the workplace and team



  • A portfolio full of strong conceptual ideas that are executed and communicated to the highest standard
  • A high level of accuracy and an obsessive attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A degree or equivalent experience in design
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign & Illustrator)
  • Expert knowledge of print and large-scale production
  • Digital design best practices
  • Your talent comes without ego, and you see collaboration across disciplines as a way to make the work stronger
  • Confident to share ideas as well as keen listener to others


What we offer

  • Salary of £30,000 – £35,000
  • Bonus – You will be part of a discretionary bonus arrangement (announced annually in May).
  • Flexible working – 5 day (37.5hrs) working week with core hours 10am – 4pm, 1 day work from home a week and an earlier finish on Friday.
  • Holidays – 25 days plus bank holidays, and we shut the office between Christmas and New Year without the need to use your annual leave.
  • Pension – OBI contributes 5% and the employee contributes a minimum of 3% under a Royal London scheme.
  • Gym Membership at Lifestyle Fitness.
  • Free breakfast.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme with Spectrum.Life offering counselling services, life coaching and wellbeing tools.


Please submit your CV and portfolio to with the subject “Studio Mid/Senior Designer vacancy” addressed it to Alister.

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