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Building Surveyor

  • Job reference: JAMC645
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside
  • 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 Merseyside is looking for an Asset Building Surveyor to join their team. This is a full time, temporary agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant qualification (HNC/D), proven experience in Schools/Education maintenance programmes and ideally experience in a similar local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for a sector of the Council's building programme requiring considerable initiative, experience and project management ability.
Responsible for specification, quality assurance, programme delivery, audit and procurement matters.
Responsible for providing advice to schools and building managers in respect of building maintenance and building projects, with particular attention to responsibilities of schools under their delegated funding requirements.

The main additional responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

Responsible for undertaking investigations, inspections and surveys of Council properties and preparation of detailed condition surveys of individual buildings.
Responsible for programme delivery and the administration of contracts to their completion.
Responsible for following procurement processes that meet the Council's Contract Procedure rules.
Work with school heads and governing bodies in relation to specific school building projects and general building maintenance issues.
Work with client departments at senior management level in relation to the preparation of briefs for building projects.
Ensure that they are up to date with regards to relevant legislation regulations and guidance and these are interpreted and applied to Policy and Procedures.
Ensure that there is an auditable record of decisions made and events including time lines in relation to each programme.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

HNC/HND Building Surveying or equivalent.
Considerable initiative, experience and design and management ability.
Extensive knowledge of planning and building regulations.
Experience in construction design specifically in the public sector e.g. schools, leisure centres and listed buildings such as town halls etc.
Experience of working with consultants and other agencies.
Experience of maintaining databases and other information management systems.
Experience of working as a team member to meet deadlines.
Experience of Partnering and "Re-thinking Construction" principles
Must hold a full driving licence.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering a rate of £16.50 p/hour Umbrella Ltd. (Approx. £440 take home pay per week after all deductions).

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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