North-East chartered surveyors RNJ Partnership has appointed a senior surveyor.

KERSTIN HECKELSMUELLER has worked in Germany and the UK. Before joining RNJ, she was a project manager for a German developer, where she was responsible for the planning and delivery of projects, from the preliminary design stage, through to construction and marketing, with an emphasis in the development of residential properties and the reconstruction and renovation of historic buildings.

She also worked at Newcastle City Council in the planning and transport department as project co-ordinator.