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Building Surveyor

  • Job reference: ZP39
  • Location: Havant, Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Maintenance Surveyors (All Levels)
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Job description: My client based in Portsmouth has a new position available for a Building Surveyor to join their team. This is a full time, temporary position and the successful candidate will hold a full UK driving licence and will hold a relevant professional qualification.

37 hours per week flexi-time.

We are looking for a person to join our repairs and maintenance teams with good building surveying knowledge and relevant surveying experience of managing repairs.

Candidates must be enthusiastic, good communicators, display attention to detail and be keen to develop their building surveying skills.

What can we offer?

We can provide you with opportunities to work on a varied range of projects and property types including social housing dwellings and various leasehold and commercial assets that we manage.

We will support you by providing training and CPD opportunities to continue to develop the surveying skills you have already acquired. If you are not qualified we are committed to helping you gain chartered membership of the RICS or CIOB.

The role?

You will be based at any one of our Area Housing Offices working as part of a repairs and maintenance team.

You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across our varied 15,000 housing stock as well as our portfolio of leasehold and commercial properties supporting us to maintain and improve our properties, ensure the right repair at the right time and help us provide suitable homes when needed.

You will predominantly be surveying our housing stock, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work and issuing response repairs.

You will also be required to prepare specifications for planned maintenance schemes, gaining quotations and managing a varied range of projects.

You need to have:

1.Qualification in an appropriate building or construction related subject OR alternatively demonstrate sufficient relevant experience of surveying properties in a repairs and maintenance environment with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.

2.Building construction technology and building pathology knowledge.

3.Building related legislation knowledge as appropriate and be able specifically apply as necessary contract law and guidance, building regulations, planning law, party wall act, fire safety, electrical inspections, gas installations, JCT and NEC contracts.

4.Construction related health & safety legislation knowledge as appropriate generally and be able to apply specifically the working at height regulations, CDM Regulations and Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

5.Practical surveying skills that can be demonstrated; specifically be able to carry out stock data and measured surveys, accurately recording stock data as appropriate.

6.Specification and procurement knowledge and demonstrate that you can to evaluate different building options, prepare a specification for building work and seek quotations to select a contractor.

7.Contract administration knowledge and demonstrate you can manage an individual building contract using either a JCT or NEC contract.

8.Cost control techniques knowledge and be able to demonstrate commercial awareness when undertaking cost estimates for building work, exercise financial control when managing work and assess value for money for work undertaken when negotiating variations and agreeing final accounts.

9.AutoCAD or similar drawing packages capability to be able to produce basic planning and building regulations drawings and be able to design a practical layout to meet a customer brief.

Benefits of Service Care Solutions;
4x Weekly Payroll
£250 per year candidate training budget
Numerous referral bonus's
Free CV Writing/Employability courses
And many more

The client is looking for a suitable candidate to start ASAP, so if you are interested forward your CV across to or call Zain at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.