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Building Surveyor

  • Job reference: JAMC613
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Maintenance Surveyors (All Levels)
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Job description: A local authority based in Essex is looking for a Repairs Surveyor to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have extensive experience in a similar role, relevant professional qualifications (Degree, HNC/D, BTEC etc.) and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the client's homes are well maintained and customers receive a high quality service from staff and contractors. The successful candidate will carry out surveying duties and monitor Compliance (Health & Safety / Service Contracts).


To inspect the housing stock, including leasehold flats to evaluate works required to specify materials, work content, trades and working practices involved and place the work with suitable contractor.
To control, instruct and monitor contractors and their workforce to ensure correct materials are used and workmanship is to required standards and in compliance with Health and Safety.
To carry post inspections of works undertaken by the Council's responsive repairs contractors and to arrange for rectification of any substandard works identified. To arrange for any refund or credit note for any overcharging of works that is identified.
To be the responsible officer for arranging forced entry into dwellings, including leasehold flats, to rectify any escape of water or the like to prevent damage or a health and safety risk to adjoining properties or public areas.
To liaise with contractors, estate management section and police as appropriate.
To authorise payments and maintain adequate records to comply with the Council's Financial Regulations and Standing Orders

Skills, knowledge & experience;

Background of building surveying or maintenance
Experience of monitoring programmes and budgets
Knowledge of building and service contract administration and contract law
Extensive knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, including CDM regulations.
Good level of IT skills, including Word, Excel and design software.
Good Communication skills
Ability to produce clear and concise reports
Have knowledge and understanding of the principles of equality & diversity

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering up to £18 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £470 p/week after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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