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Building Surveyor

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£20.00 per hour

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Ryan Doherty

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27 November, 2019

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Building Surveyor


Trades & Labour


£20.00 per hour

Job Description

One of our local clients based in Hampshire is currently recruiting for the role of Building Surveyor.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a person to join our repairs and maintenance teams with good building surveying knowledge and relevant surveying experience of managing repairs.

Candidates must be enthusiastic, good communicators, display attention to detail and be keen to develop their building surveying skills.


What can we offer?

We can provide you with opportunities to work on a varied range of projects and property types including social housing dwellings and various leasehold and commercial assets that we manage.

We will support you by providing training and CPD opportunities to continue to develop the surveying skills you have already acquired. If you are not qualified we are committed to helping you gain chartered membership of the RICS or CIOB.

In addition to your salary we provide 26 days annual leave in addition to public holidays, have flexible working arrangements and the option of joining the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).  


What is the role?

You will be based at any one of our Area Housing Offices working as part of a repairs and maintenance team.

You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across our varied 15,000 housing stock as well as our portfolio of leasehold and commercial properties supporting us to maintain and improve our properties, ensure the right repair at the right time and help us provide suitable homes when needed.

You will predominantly be surveying our housing stock, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work and issuing response repairs.

You will also be required to prepare specifications for planned maintenance schemes, gaining quotations and managing a varied range of projects.

The type of projects you will be allocated to manage will range from general repair and decorations to external and communal areas and may include fire upgrading work, window replacement, re-roofing, electrical work, extensions, fencing or structural repairs. The value of individual schemes you will be responsible for managing will range up to £50,000. Typically planned projects you will be allocated will have a contract value of £10,000


You need to have:

Qualification in an appropriate building or construction related subject OR alternatively demonstrate sufficient relevant experience of surveying properties in a repairs and maintenance environment with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.

Building construction technology and building pathology knowledge. 

Building related legislation knowledge as appropriate and be able specifically apply as necessary contract law and guidance, building regulations, planning law, party wall act, fire safety, electrical inspections, gas installations, JCT and NEC contracts.

Construction-related health & safety legislation knowledge as appropriate generally and be able to apply specifically the working at height regulations, CDM Regulations and Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Practical surveying skills that can be demonstrated; specifically be able to carry out stock data and measured surveys, accurately recording stock data as appropriate.

You will undertake Energy Performance Certificates, Fire Risk Assessments and asbestos surveys as well as surveys to identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken and offer solutions to resolve any issues identified.

Specification and procurement knowledge and demonstrate that you can to evaluate different building options, prepare a specification for building work and seek quotations to select a contractor.

Contract administration knowledge and demonstrate you can manage an individual building contract using either a JCT or NEC contract.

Cost control techniques knowledge and be able to demonstrate commercial awareness when undertaking cost estimates for building work, exercise financial control when managing work and assess value for money for work undertaken when negotiating variations and agreeing final accounts.

Microsoft packages knowledge and demonstrate practical IT skills using Excel spreadsheets to analyse data or Word when writing reports, letters or specifications and be able to use various other software packages to accurately update data as part of undertaking the surveying role.

AutoCAD or similar drawing packages capability to be able to produce basic planning and building regulations drawings and be able to design a practical layout to meet a customer brief.  

Analytical skills to be able to interrogate, analyse and evaluate stock data including repair information.

Planning skills to demonstrate the ability to be organised and methodical when undertaking surveys, preparing and managing projects.

Communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrate the ability to be a good communicator and assertive when working with contractors, staff and our Housing and Property Services customers, as most repairs and maintenance work is undertaken in occupation whilst our residents are living in their homes.

Full driving licence and provide a car for work, as you will be visiting various sites across Portsmouth and will need to travel effectively between them.

If you have any questions please contact Ryan Doherty.



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