Major Works Surveyor

Hays Building
£165.00 - £185.00 per day
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Job position
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time
Job Function
Surveyor - Building
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Your new company
The council property services department provides professional advice on estate and asset management matters relating to the council's portfolio, this is a growing department of the council due to an increase in housing stock and local developments that will add to that as well.

Recognised by Best Companies as an outstanding organisation to work for, they have a real focus on staff engagement, health & wellbeing, and development, they have a flexible working culture, work is home-based with occasional travel throughout the council region as required.

Your new role

  • To act as the Employers Agent in developing and delivering major works contracts, from inception to settlement of the final account, for the maintenance and improvement of the Council's housing stock.
  • To ensure best value is obtained through the appropriate specification, procurement and management of contractors and consultants delivering major works projects.
  • To ensure that all KPIs and targets are met via effective management of contractors and/or internal colleagues.
  • To exercise expert knowledge in the management of contracts, responding to notices, leading contract meeting, including engagement with tenants and members.
  • To be responsible for the management of multi million pound budgets.
  • To play a key role in developing the new housing service.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fulfil the role of the Principal Designer in all matters concerning the pre-construction phase of a project
  • Ensure the conditions of contract are applied correctly and within the appropriate time scales.
  • Manage budgets in accordance with agreed procedures, reporting variances as soon as they are known and, in any event, no later than the valuation of works following the variance occurring.
  • Prepare accurate and detailed specifications of works, estimated costs of the works against which will be one of the factors on which the tender will be assessed for VFM.
  • Authorise or dispute payment certificates / invoices / valuations to contractors or consultants to accurately reflect the quality / quantity / value of the work conducted.
  • Undertake inspections and prepare detailed written reports on findings with recommendations. Undertake stock surveys.
  • Ensure works are planned and consulted on with tenants and leaseholders and working with the leasehold officer ensure Section 20 notices are served to ensure maximum recovery of costs from leaseholders.
  • Ensure that Health & Safety is paramount throughout the works safeguarding tenants, staff contractors and members of the public.
  • Help to prepare the annual and 5 year major works programme.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to be considered for this role you will need to have the following:

  • Built Environment qualification to ONC level or equivalent or relevant industry experience
  • Awareness of public contract regulations 2015.
  • Awareness of Section 20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of contracts, contracting relationships, contract management & relationship management.
  • Expert knowledge of building technology, fault diagnosis and remedial action.
  • Good working knowledge of construction methods, building defects, building maintenance, asset management principles and the delivery of investment programmes.
  • Sound understanding of compliance with statutory landlord obligations and associated legislation and their impact upon investment programmes.
  • Experience and ability to work with mobile ICT and standard industry asset and contract data bases.
  • Experience of operating MS Office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to manage multi million pound budgets.
  • Willingness to access confined space and to work at height along with occasional evening meetings or visits to residents' homes, estates, or council premises.

What you'll get in return
This role is in scope of IR35 and pays a rate of up to £185 per day.

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 Andrew Dique now on 020 8464 6678. 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.

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