Building Surveyor

Hays Building
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
04 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018
James Long
Job Function
Surveyor - Building
Job position
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company

Your new company is a Public Sector organisation based in a rapidly expanding area of Surrey, just a stone's throw from Greater London.

The Property Services team require an intermediate / Senior level Building Surveyor with a background in commercial projects to join their team to assist in the management of a range of varied upcoming Minor & Capital Works projects.

These span from small refurbishment projects valued at £30k - small new build projects in the hundreds of thousands, up to large extension projects valued at £6 million

Your new role

In your new role you will part of a small team of surveyors dedicated to planned projects within the local area. You will be one of three surveyors reporting directly to the Building Services Manager.

To provide professional building surveying and building project design services and to co-ordinate, monitor and commission building projects to an agreed timetable and budgets.

You will carry out surveys, prepare designs, specifications and estimates to owned & occupied properties / buildings that form part of the corporate estate.

You will provide essential assistance in forming a quinquennial maintenance programme for corporate assets covering responsive & day to day repair work, service maintenance, planned maintenance and periodic inspections and more.

You will undertake property inspections, measured and condition surveys to provide detailed information and plans on a range of tasks, developing the project brief with the client in order to effectively manage individual projects via the following:

  • Undertaking feasibility study and budget estimates.
  • Preparing tender documentation comprising schedule of works, NBS - Preliminaries and Material Workmanship Sections.
  • Producing CAD drawings/plans
  • Overseeing tender procedures and evaluation of tenders.
  • Perform the duties of Contract Administrator using the JCT suite of contracts. (Including preparation of instruction, certificates of payment and final accounts).
  • Managing contracts and controlling expenditure within budget and time

Current projects include extensions & developments of healthcare centres, multi-million pound car park extension schemes, roof refurbishments for shopping centres & offices fit-outs, with more projects in the pipeline.

What you'll need to succeed

In order to be successful in this role the following will be essential:

  • Knowledge of Equality Act, Asbestos management duties, H&S legislation and CDM Regulations.
  • Experience in Management of large scale, multi-million pound projects, identifying building defects and preparing specifications.
  • Working knowledge of IT systems and software such as MS Project, Office, & AutoCAD.

You will also need a minimum of a Bachelors or equivalent degree in Building Surveying, and be a minimum of Associate Member of the RICS.

You will need to be a motivated, positive and assertive individual, who is driven to get results, you will need to be used to working to tight schedules and be highly organised.

You will also need a fully valid UK Driver's License.

What you'll get in return

You will feel the benefit of a strictly local work base with projects almost exclusively located within the town limits and will get the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects in multiple capacities meaning no day is ever the same.

This role will offer a degree of freedom that you won't find with others, with the department steering focus away from micro-management, and adopting a trusting mentality towards professional employees.

What you need to do now

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