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Building Surveyor (Repairs)

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Building Surveyor (Repairs)

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  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £28.57 - 28.57 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ryan Hamlett

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  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 052

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Are you a repairs surveyor seeking an Interim opportunity near Portsmouth?
Rate: £28.57
Duration: Initial 3 months
The Council is responsible for managing around 3000 council houses and flats, some of which are dedicated to older persons and some as temporary accommodation.  The service manages a varied Commercial property portfolio dealing with licences, concessions and a mobile home park.
They are looking for a Building Surveyor to join our Property Services team with good knowledge of day to day repairs and relevant experience of diagnosing and managing their delivery.
·Previous experience of working for a Local Authority or housing provider is not essential and you may have a trade background working for a Contractor delivering day to day repairs.
·You will carry out a wide range of duties across our varied 3,000+ housing stock, together with our asset portfolio of corporate operational, commercial and community assets.
·You will predominantly be attending day to day repairs, updating stock data, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work and issuing response repairs.
You need to:
1.Be able to demonstrate sufficient relevant experience and knowledge of general day to day response repairs in a housing or commercial environment.
2.Have good building construction technology and building pathology knowledge together with the ability to evaluate and diagnose what work is required.
3.Have a knowledge of building related legislation as appropriate to the role and be able to apply as necessary
4.Have knowledge and experience of construction related health & safety legislation knowledge generally and be able to apply as necessary
5.Practical surveying skills that can be demonstrated; specifically be able to carry out stock data surveys.
6.Demonstrating you can manage a contractor using a contract, negotiating contractual matters and resolution of disputes with contractors.
7.Have knowledge and experience of cost control techniques and be able to demonstrate commercial awareness when undertaking cost estimates for larger repair work.
8.Have relevant knowledge and experience of all Microsoft packages and demonstrate practical IT skills using Excel spreadsheets or Word when writing reports or letters and be capable of using various other software packages.
9.Have planning skills and demonstrate the ability to be organised and methodical when undertaking inspections to ensure effective time management.
10.Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to develop working relationships with clients and customers, understand their aspirations and manage expectations. The majority of our repairs and maintenance work is undertaken in occupation, in both residential and commercial buildings, and you will be expected to liaise with all relevant parties to ensure customers and clients are kept fully informed at all times
If you are interested in applying please send me a copy of your up to date CV at or call 023 9387 6052 for more information