Principal Building Surveyor - East Devon

Hays Building
Honiton, Devon
Up to £46845.00 per annum
16 Feb 2021
09 Mar 2021
Thomas Yeo
Job Function
Surveyor - Commercial
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Building Surveyor - East Devon District Council - Up to £46,845 - Flexible working pattern

Your new company
Working for East Devon District Council means that you will be working for an employer who have an ambition to be an outstanding and well-run council, providing great services and opportunities for East Devon - now and for future generations. East Devon District Council hold a Platinum Investor in People, making the council a fantastic place to work is as the very top of the agenda, and the recent relocation to Blackdown House in Honiton alongside investment in mobile technology means that staff can now more than ever achieve a fantastic work life balance.

Your new role
As a Principal Building Surveyor you will lead the property and facilities team at East Devon District Council, a team which is tasked with providing a comprehensive property service to all council owned public buildings and land. You will manage a portfolio of buildings ensuring that all work is carried out in an efficient manner, setting the performance specifications and standards, and ensuring works meet budget and compliance standards. Your role will involve the development of policies and procedures that improve and manage compliance and support the council's activities across the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance and delivery of small capital projects. Your role will be varied, alongside carrying out team leadership responsibilities you will assist with the delivery of capital projects, oversee day to day reactive maintenance, assist with the delivery of PPM and oversee health & safety and compliance.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed in this position, you will need to have prior experience in a Building Surveying role working on the client-side, either in the public or private sector. You will need to be able to demonstrate a broad building surveying skill-set which has involved overseeing a wide range of property maintenance areas as well as delivery of projects, and you'll need to have had some prior team leadership responsibility. You should hold a degree or HNC in Building Surveying or an equivalent / similar qualification.

What you'll get in return
In return you will receive a starting salary of up to £46,845 per year, generous annual leave, flexitime, local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice pension scheme, and a wide range of learning & development opportunities.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at

Apply for Principal Building Surveyor - East Devon

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 5MB

4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.