Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £150.00 - £350.00 gross per hour
  • St Albans


Senior Building Surveyor

Temp role for at least 6 months

Hourly rate dep on experience Package includes car allowance, professional membership fees

37 hours per week

The post is responsible for carrying out capital improvements to the Council's housing stock, taking a lead role in exploring procurement initiatives, new products and technologies. The post holder will also be the lead officer for Asbestos Management and have oversight of the CDM process.


- To procure, financially manage and ensure delivery of improvement works is all inclusive according to equality legislation and carried out in accordance with landlord’s statutory obligations, current legislation and with respect to health and safety and Building Regulations.
- To undertake the inspections/surveying of properties followed by the issue of appropriate works orders and the preparation of schedules, specifications, drawings, quantities and budgets. This includes appointing and managing contractors and consultants on site in the delivery of improvement works.
- To lead on, analyse and propose new procurement initiatives, new products and technologies including sustainable buildings and energy saving products and practices.
- To analyse and appraise changes in building and housing legislation and incorporate findings, set up procedures on alterations to specifications, in-house documentation and procedures
- To directly manage Projects Surveyor and the Graduate Surveyor. Also to support the Capital Projects Manager in supervising the wider team, assisting with interviews, attending departmental meetings and completing HIP and Service Plans. This could include providing professional supervision for graduate/trainee surveyors to enable them to progress and obtain a professional qualification.
- To provide prompt information and advice to the Leasehold Management Officer in relation to the costs and specifications of work to be carried out to leasehold properties in order to maximize service charge income.
- To lead on day to day Asbestos Management and ensure that the asbestos register is managed and maintained in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations.
- To liaise positively and helpfully with residents members of the public and Councillors in accordance with the Council's Corporate Customer Care Standards to ensure the smooth and effective completion of repair and improvement work to Council property on a daily basis
- To assist in all Health and Safety and compliance related matters, including (but not limited to) preparing and maintaining risk assessments, asbestos register, PPE registers. If required to act as Health and Safety Co-ordinator for the team.
- To assist the Capital Projects Manager with the delivery of capital projects, responsive repairs and other planned maintenance of commercial and other non-housing properties.
- This could involve working on projects or providing cover or support on a particular issue.
- To be available to assist with departmental responsibilities in accordance with the corporate Emergency Planning and Business Continuity arrangements, and to take part in the Out of Hours Repairs Service Standby rota.
- This job may be suitable for occasional home working.
- To attend occasional evening meetings up to 6 per year, annual residents conferences and other out of hours meetings with stakeholders up to 4 per year.

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