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Building Maintenance and Projects Lead

Hays Building
£51515.0 - £55595.0 per annum + Salary up to £55,595
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Building Maintenance and Projects Lead

Salary up to £55,965 pa
Flexible working, Hybrid

Are you an experienced and qualified building surveyor looking for a leadership role? Do you have the skills and knowledge to manage a team of professionals and deliver high-quality building projects and services for a diverse range of properties? If you answered yes to these questions, then you might be the perfect candidate for the Building Maintenance and Projects Lead role at East Suffolk Council.

About the organisation and area

East Suffolk is an exciting place to work and live, with excellent transport links, combining beautiful countryside, rugged coastline, award-winning beaches and delightful market towns.

The East Suffolk Council team play a critical role in ensuring that managing the Council's extensive property portfolio to deliver the Council's objectives. The team are working on a diverse range of exciting and innovative projects, including bringing disused town centre sites back into life by reconfiguring them for long term and sustainable use. They are also delivering new seafront leisure schemes to support a growing tourism economy, and collaborating with Coastal Partnership teams as an enabler of vital flood defence works.

About the Role

East Suffolk Council own and manage around 3000 assets. The portfolio is varied and includes; Offices, Town Halls, Depots, Industrial Units, Leisure Centres, Public Conveniences, Cafes & Kiosks, Shelters, Beach Huts, Shops & Retail. East Suffolk Council's property team comprises over 40 property professionals who are responsible for helping deliver over a third of the council's income.

As the Building Maintenance and Projects Lead, you will be responsible for leading and managing a team of up to 4 staff and external consultants, providing a comprehensive and professional building surveying design, inspection, contract administration, and project management service to internal and external stakeholders.

You will also provide strategic direction and leadership to the team and act as the technical expert in building pathology, defect diagnosis, and facilities management related matters, ensuring compliance with health and safety, CDM regulations, and other industry standards.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will need to have:

* A relevant degree or equivalent qualification in construction, building surveying or a related discipline
* A professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or equivalent
* Significant experience in building surveying and project management
* Experience in managing staff and consultants, budgets, contracts, and projects
* Knowledge of building pathology, defect diagnosis, and remedial works
* Knowledge of compliance matters including; legionella, fire safety, asbestos, and CDM etc
* Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills

As the Building Maintenance and Projects Lead, you will work in line with ESC's values of being Proud, Dynamic, Truthful, Good Value, United and will contribute to our vision of promoting a bright, green, open, free, and fair future for all East Suffolk.

What's in it for you

This is a full-time, permanent position with a salary range of £51,515 - £55,595 per annum. You will also enjoy a range of benefits, including flexible working and entry to the excellent local government pension scheme where ESC contributes 25%. Work-life balance and wellbeing are high on the agenda. You'll receive 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with length of service, as well as a flexi-time scheme. We support hybrid working between home and our two headquarters in Lowestoft and Melton.

Working in a local government property team gives you an unparalleled breadth of experience across a range of asset types and capital projects.

Interviews are likely to be held on the 15th of May. Interviews will be held in person at the ESC offices in Melton. If you are shortlisted, we will agree a suitable interview arrangement with you.

For more information or for a confidential conversation about this position, please contact John Martin at Hays, the retained consultant managing this vacancy, on 01223 464 677 or

The closing date for all applications will be the 24th of April at 5pm.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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