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People

Trident was established by Trevor Dowd, Matt Clare and Roger Watts, who remain with the firm to this day. We started in a small office in Holborn in Central London in September 1998. Since then we have grown, always organically, and have attracted some of the best talent in the UK and Ireland.

Every client benefits by the appointment of a Trident Director as primary point of contact, with access to our specialist services. Each instruction is given the appropriate resource to complete the task to the highest standard. Using this system enables us to ensure that projects are undertaken at the appropriate level of seniority and cost efficiency.

WORK AT TRIDENT

Are you looking to develop your career in an independent firm that promotes the highest professional standards and which will invest in your technical skills and commercial awareness?

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“Working for Trident has exposed me to a varied workload and encouraged me to push boundaries utilising technology to be more productive and cost effective for our Clients”

Vicky Green BSc (Hons) MRICS, Senior Surveyor

Our Directors

Daniel Brooks-Dowsett

Director

Daniel Brooks-Dowsett

Director

Daniel is a director at Trident’s Bristol office, having joined the company in May 2015. Daniel has extensive experience in all building surveying and project management services, in both the private and public sector.

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Matthew Clare

Director

Matthew Clare

Director

Matt is one of the three founding partners of Trident. He has extensive experience of contract administration, project management and technical due diligence on a variety of properties across England and Wales.

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Terry Cook

Director

Terry Cook

Director

Terry specialises in providing cost management and Employer’s Agent services, with extensive experience of these roles on a variety of properties within the public and private sectors.

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Trevor Dowd

Director

Trevor Dowd

Director

Trevor is one of Trident's three founding partners. His expertise includes newbuild project management through to conservation work, due diligence reporting and the provision of dilapidations advice.

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Freddie Millar

Director

Freddie Millar

Director

Freddie specialises in the design and project management of new build, refurbishment and alteration projects. He provides developers, funders and occupiers with project monitoring, pre-acquisition and building maintenance advice and services.

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Darron Owen

Director

Darron Owen

Director

Darron is a director at Trident's Birmingham office. He has over 20 years' experience of providing professional consultancy advice and project management services for commercial property owners and occupiers.

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Owen Pottle

Director

Owen Pottle

Director

Owen specialises in providing project management, cost consultancy and project monitoring advice. He has extensive experience of these roles on a variety of properties working for both the private and public sectors.

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Keith Richards

Director

Keith Richards

Director

Keith specialises in providing project management and project monitoring services as well as pre-acquisition advice. Keith has wide ranging experience of commercial building surveying roles in public and private sectors.

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Daniel Roe

Director

Daniel Roe

Director

Dan has experience in a wide range of building consultancy advice from working on commercial, industrial, retail and residential premises. His particular expertise is in the delivery of building contract work and due diligence surveys.

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Ian Spencer

Director

Ian Spencer

Director

Ian is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Project Management Surveyor with over 20 years' experience. He leads our Liverpool and Manchester offices, dealing with instructions across the North of England.

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Matthew Tracey

Director

Matthew Tracey

Director

Matthew has experience in building consultancy advice from both private practice and client side perspective. His expertise includes project management, contract administration, dilapidations and pre-acquisition surveys.

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Anthony Walker

Director

Anthony Walker

Director

Anthony has extensive senior experience in the public sector including roles within a local authority heading up a building consultancy department, and as a senior civil servant with the Education Funding Agency delivering capital projects.

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Roger Watts

Director

Roger Watts

Director

Roger is chairman and one of three founding partners of Trident. He has specific experience in dealing with large dilapidations claims on office and industrial premises.

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Colin Wilson

Director

Colin Wilson

Director

With a strong reputation as a highly client-focused building and construction expert, Colin has a strong track record in adding value through managing construction projects and providing consultancy advice for both public and private sector clients.

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Scott Young

Director

Scott Young

Director

Scott has over 20 years’ experience in general building surveying, project and development management, covering a variety of contract and professional instructions for clients in the corporate, public and private sectors.

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Michael Jack

Associate Director

Michael Jack

Associate Director

Michael is an Associate Director at Trident having joined the firm in January 2013. Michael specialises in providing pre-acquisition and dilapidations advice.

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David Juniper

Associate Director

David Juniper

Associate Director

David specialises in Project Management and Contract Administration for refurbishment/remodeling of existing buildings within the office, retail, transport, medical and high end residential property sectors.

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Nick Horne

Associate Director

Nick Horne

Associate Director

Nick has experience of contract administration, project management and undertaking building inspection surveys.

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Andrew Lynch

Associate Director

Andrew Lynch

Associate Director

Andy joined Trident in 2007. Andy has been involved in a number of high profile project management instructions in addition to professional instructions.

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Dorran Burton

Associate Director

Dorran Burton

Associate Director

Dorran has extensive and varied experience within the private sector, in particular, commercial and retail faculties.  

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Andrew Small

Associate Director

Andrew Small

Associate Director

Andrew is experienced in core Building Surveying Services as well as the wider construction industry, which includes; building surveys, contract administration, project management, dilapidations and defects analysis.

 

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Ross McDermott

Associate Director

Ross McDermott

Associate Director

Ross has over 15 year experience in both Private/Commercial and Public sector organisations advising on new build construction projects, estate/asset management and life cycle planning.  

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Chris Paveling

Director

Chris Paveling

Director

Chris has extensive experience in the Project Management and refurbishment of existing buildings, and has worked on various high profile acquisitions including St James Centre, Edinburgh and US Embassy, London.

 

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Ben Nicholas

Associate Director

Ben Nicholas

Associate Director

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Alan Campbell

Associate Director

Alan Campbell

Associate Director

As well as working in our Edinburgh office since 2013, Alan has also overseen projects in London, managing a wide variety of projects from listed residential refurbishments to large commercial office fit-outs.

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Current Vacancies

Trident is an equal opportunities employer and holds Investors in People accreditation.

Trident is committed to developing individuals within the firm to reach their full potential and achieve the best possible results for themselves and their clients.

All our staff are committed to ongoing continued professional development (CPD). We have internal staff development programmes, hold monthly internal CPD lecture programmes, provide graduate training programmes and invest in tailored individual personal development training programmes for our staff.

New Vacancy: Chartered Building Surveyor

Our Manchester office are scouting for a new building surveyor. Have you got what it takes?

The position exists to provide clients with an effective, responsive and high quality Building Surveying service, delivered with commercial purpose in order for Trident Building Consultancy Ltd. to trade and make a profit. To actively contribute to the training and development of technical staff. To promote Trident Building Consultancy Ltd. with a view to creating and maintaining good client relationships.

In addition to the contractual duties set out in your contract of employment, the detailed requirements of the job function are as follows:

 

1.0 GENERAL DUTIES

1.1 To keep job specific files for all work undertaken. To manage and keep files up-to-date and in good order, enabling others to find/refer to them in your absence.

1.2 To be aware of the requirements of the Trident Quality Assurance Manual and to comply with all QA procedures.

1.3 To complete/update Work in Progress (WIP) forms regularly and to submit up-to-date WIP forms on a monthly basis.

1.4 To be responsible for fee billing of projects worked on, and to ensure fee invoices are submitted in a timely fashion. Ensure payments of aged debts. Assisting the financial team.

1.5 To prepare and submit expense claims by the first Wednesday in every month.

1.6 To attend monthly staff meetings and other non client meetings as and when required by the Directors.

1.7 To be aware and recognise the aims of the Directors and the company and assist in the attainment of the mission statement.

1.8 To undertake any reasonable administrative or professional task required by the company.

1.9 To undergo and fully understand and comply with the company’s Health & Safety policy and adhere to the requirements of the Safe Surveying Guide whilst on site.

 

2.0 PROFESSIONAL DUTIES

2.1 To provide clients with initial verbal advice on potential instructions in response to any direct enquiries received.

2.2 To assist a Director in the preparation of a formal written fee quotation. To ensure full terms and conditions of engagement are sent with fee quotations.

2.3 To fulfil the role of Contract Administrator/Project Manager/Project Monitor/Employers Agent and overall Lead Client Contact in connection with the procurement of new build, repair, alteration or refurbishment projects.

2.4 To undertake any type of professional work including building inspections, dilapidations surveys and negotiations, party wall matters etc. Produce reports and schedules as appropriate expediently following initial survey. To fulfil the role of primary client contact in this regard.

2.5 To demonstrate a full and thorough knowledge of all legislation affecting the procurement of works and the maintenance and use of property.

2.6 To retain a sufficiently detailed knowledge and appreciation of current and forthcoming legislation to be able to provide clients with advice accordingly.

2.7 To make full and efficient usage of all available resources within the Trident organisation to fulfil clients requirements with maximum efficiency and to the highest quality.

2.8 Where Junior Surveyors (JS) assist in commissions, to ensure that training opportunities are maximised and that JS are fully briefed of their role and de-briefed upon completion.

2.9 To be fully aware and conversant with the RICS Code of Conduct for professional members of the Institution and to maintain the designation of Chartered Building Surveyor for the term of their employment.

 

3.0 CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

3.1 To meet the minimum RICS requirements for CPD, or lifelong learning, and to maintain an up-to-date record of training hours completed.

3.2 To prepare and present “in-house” CPD training seminars for the benefit of all Trident staff.

3.3 To fulfil the role of Supervisor or Counsellor to undergraduate and probationer level surveying staff as requested by the Directors.

3.4 To seek training opportunities relevant to new developments in the surveying/property sector in order to maximise Trident’s ability to keep ahead of the competition in winning new business in the face of changing legislation/requirements.

 

4.0 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

4.1 To be fully aware of all services offered by Trident and to actively market these services to existing and prospective clients, seeking opportunities for “cross-selling” of services wherever possible.

4.2 To effectively manage client’s expectations at all times and ensure that they are regularly and fully informed as to the status of their project.

4.3 To assist in developing new client contacts and leads into new business for the company.

4.4 To keep abreast of developments in the surveying and property field and to explore the same for future business opportunities for Trident.

4.5 To present the Directors with ideas for potential new business opportunities as and when possible. To assist in the production of business plan documents to crystallise these opportunities.

4.6 To consistently exceed client expectations and to build and maintain a good reputation and relationship with existing clients both personally and as a representative of Trident.

 

If this role interests you, or if you have any enquiries regarding this position, please contact nicola.edwards@tridentbc.com.

 

Trident is an equal opportunities employer and holds Investors in People accreditation.

Trident is committed to developing individuals within the firm to reach their full potential and achieve the best possible results for themselves and their clients.

All our staff are committed to ongoing continued professional development (CPD). We have internal staff development programmes, hold monthly internal CPD lecture programmes, provide graduate training programmes and invest in tailored individual personal development training programmes for our staff.