Careers at Hickman Shearer

Graduate Role – Graduate Analyst

Location – Flexible

Salary: Competitive plus benefits.

About Hickman Shearer

Hickman Shearer (HS) is a leading independent capital asset valuation, management and used equipment sales company.

HS provides expertise and professional advice in relation to capital assets, and the built environment. HS is a RICS regulated firm, that services a broad international client base.

About the role

HS currently has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Surveyor to obtain exposure to all aspects of our business: valuation, asset management and sales.

This permanent position is well suited to an individual looking to build a career in valuation / sales and gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and supportive workplace.

As a valued member of a close-knit team, you can expect to be involved across all aspects of our business, giving you the chance to learn about capital assets full life cycle and hone your skills across a variety of disciplines.

You will gain insight into how to market professional services to clients, build relationships and respond to client issues, whilst working closely with members of the HS team across all three departments:

Valuation

You will be given the opportunity to assist and conduct a variety of valuations within a wide range of industries for our clients based around the globe. From utility companies in Southern Africa to construction companies in the Middle East, to some of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies with sites globally.

Asset Management

Asset management services include providing financial and operational directors and teams with the information they require about their capital assets to ensure they make informed decisions.  You will be given the opportunity to assist a wide range of clients, from transport companies to airport operators.

Asset Sales

Working within the sales department you will gain exposure to both private treaty and auction sales across the UK.

HS carry out sales across a wide variety of industries, conducting timed auctions and private treaty sales of a wide variety of capital assets, from laboratory equipment and audio visual equipment to power stations and sugar refineries.

As a Graduate Surveyor in the valuation team you will:

  • Work closely with the leaders and management of HS to assist with the valuation and sales of capital assets;
  • Work in a small business environment, where your opinion is encouraged and valued;
  • Travel with team members throughout the UK and internationally to inspect clients’ assets;
  • Undertake valuations of machinery and business assets across a wide range of industries;
  • Develop Microsoft Excel based models that can be utilised to analyse the value of major capital equipment assets;
  • Create marketing presentations and proposals for potential clients;
  • Undertake cost research;
  • Draft written reports;
  • Work closely with other members of team, including the asset management and online auctioneering department;
  • Help to build and maintain relationships with our key clients in the corporate finance sector
  • Benefit from a structured training program; and
  • Opportunity to start a career as a chartered surveyor at a RICS regulated firm.

The following will be essential:

  • Need to be eligible to work in the UK;
  • You must have a 2:1 degree;
  • Willing to travel in the UK and internationally with overnight hotel stays;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs; Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Valid driving license and
  • Valid passport.

As part of the machinery and business asset valuation team the following skills will be desirable:

  • Undergraduate degree qualification in a science, engineering or built environment discipline such as Surveying;
  • Interest in plant and machinery and industrial processes; valuations, sales, surveying and/or cost estimating;
  • Ability to work logically and systematically with a keen eye for detail;
  • Demonstratable analytical skills and problem-solving;
  • Strong commitment to professional client service excellence;
  • Ability to develop and present new ideas and conceptualise new approaches and solutions; and
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus system reviewed annually;
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays;
  • Remote working where appropriate; and
  • Pension scheme.

To apply

Please email your current CV and cover letter to [email protected]