Building Surveyor
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Redditch, is currently looking to recruit a Building Surveyor for an initial 6 month contract on a rate of £34/hour PAYE, or £44/hour via umbrella. The working hours are 37 hours -Monday to Friday. This role will be based onsite in Redditch.
– Undertake feasibility studies and stock condition surveys, and to prepare specifications and schedule of works for possible remedial works.
– Provide regular updates of expenditure on capital budgets and performance of the services and to maintain financial and statistical records for all capital works including any special projects.
– Monitor and supervise contractors to ensure an effective and efficient delivery of work/contract
– Prepare and present regular progress and performance of contracts following monthly contract meetings
– Responsible for dealing with any customer complaints and undertaking the necessary action
– Assist in the identification of properties and schemes requiring future planned maintenance programmes including carrying out stock condition surveys.
– Carry out pre and post inspections of void properties and prepare detailed schedule of works for contractors, obtain necessary quotations in accordance with the Corporate Procurement Rules
– Carry out surveys of specialist projects/works and compile information to assist with the preparation of specifications and other contract documents, including measured surveys.
– Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements and respond quickly to actions arising from the organisation’s legal obligations, .e.g. Section 82’s and Section 11 requirements
– Work in compliance with appropriate legislation including Financial Regulations, Corporate Procurement Rules, Data Protection Act and the Standing Orders of the organisation.
– Carry out all duties with a working knowledge of Health and Safety whilst adhering to the safe systems of work specified in the organisation’s Health & Safety policy.
– Maintain an awareness and knowledge of changes in legislation that may affect schemes of work i.e. Health and Safety, Building regulations, Asbestos Awareness, Case Laws etc.
– Exercise proper integrity and respect of confidential matters and personal information obtained during the execution of the duties of this post.
– Promote an effective relationships and to pursue a high standard of quality of service.
– Adopt high standards of personal and professional conduct in communication with the public, members and other officers.
– Undertake such other duties commensurate with the experience of the post holder and the grading of the post.
– Provide excellent repairs and maintenance services to customers in accordance with the organisation’s policies, procedures and service standards, including:
– Delivery of all reactive, void property, service charge, and estate management maintenance activities
– Assist the with the preparation of appropriate Tender & Contract Documentation
– Ensure that all repairs and contracts are commenced, completed and inspected in accordance with agreed programmes and within budget
– Ensure that the quality of work by contractors appointed for reactive, void and service charge maintenance and service contracts is of the highest standard and complies with the organisation’s requirements
– Liaise with Tenants, key stakeholders, tenancy officers and other departments directly affected by the works to ensure that they are fully aware of the initial proposals and any variations instructed during the course of the works
– Carry out void inspections and co-ordinate and supervise all necessary remedial works to return properties to a condition suitable for re-letting 
– Manage and report on performance against departmental targets for all repairs and contractors
– Report on the performance of all Contractors and Consultants against set criteria and to agree with the Team Leader any direct action to be taken in the event of unsatisfactory performance
– Contribute to the development and regular review of departmental services and policies, ensuring that these are consistent, compliant with statute and regulation and reflect best practice.
– Co-operate with the company on health & safety matters by following agreed safe working procedures, using safeguards appropriately, attending health & safety training and reporting all hazards, near misses and unsafe conditions that you become aware of.
– Operate within all policies on the employment of staff, including recruitment, conditions of employment, pay and benefits, discipline and grievance, performance management, service reviews and equalities.
Essential Skills:
– At least 3 years post qualification experience working in a building / surveying environment.
– Knowledge of statutory legislation, financial and contractual regulations.
– Experience and knowledge of repairs and maintenance.
– Experience of contract administration.
– Experience of budgetary management.
– Experience of planned programmes of work.
– Experience of Health and Safety –CDM/Asbestos.
– Knowledge of Decent Homes Standards.
– HNC/professional qualification in building construction related field and/or related qualification and an additional 2 years post qualification experience of capital contracts and project management or considerable experience (5 Years +) in a similar role.
– Ability to deal with pressure of conflicting deadlines.
– Ability to develop, implement and follow policies and procedures.
– Well organised and self-motivated.
– Ability to understand complex information and translate this to a variety of clients, including report writing.
– IT skills including Microsoft Office.
– To provide technical advice and guidance to other staff and tenants.
– Actively seeks and implements changes and improvements to current practices.
– Comfortable to make and stick to decisions even if they are unpopular.
– Excellent customer service and organisational skills.
– Good interpersonal skills.
– The ability to lead a project.
– Can work under pressure.
– Self-motivated.
– Good communication.
– Team player.
– Recognises and confronts problems, adjusting easily to testing situations.
– Confident and not unduly self-critical, though still able to learn from mistakes.
– Full driving licence and daily use of a car
Desirable Skills:
– Good at Problem solving.
– Accredited Energy Assessor.
– CSCS Qualification.
– Experience of using Auto Cad.
– HHSRS Qualification.
– Well-developed knowledge of Building Regulations and compliance.
– Knowledge of Contract Procurement.
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Building Surveyor
Redditch, Hereford and Worcester, West Midlands, England
£34 per hour -

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