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Senior Building surveyor

New Forest District CouncilRecruiter: New Forest District Council

Specialism: House Building, Project Management

Sector: Building Surveying

Job type: Permanent

Location: South East

Senior Building surveyor

£Competitive | South East | Date posted 08 Feb 2017

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Building Surveyor to lead the Surveying & Technical team within Leisure. The Service is responsible for 5 Health and Leisure Centres with pools, as well as some other public buildings.

As part of a friendly and professional team you will develop and manage a strategic approach for the delivery of planned and cyclical contracts, refurbishment projects, reactive repairs and statutory responsibilities

As the Senior Building Surveyor, you will also  be responsible for the design element of refurbishment projects, and will need to prepare scheme designs using CAD (we use AutoCAD 2015) with costings and NBS based specifications, organize documents for tender and appoint Contactors in accordance with Council Procurement rules.

Your role will also entail undertaking the Contract Administrator role on allocated projects, administering all relevant payments under the JCT suite of contracts with external Contractors ensuring that projects are completed on budget and on time.

You will also coordinate the work of a small team of Surveyors and a maintenance Manager.

Applicants will be educated to degree level and hold full membership of the RICs or CIOB. Applicants must also be proficient in contract administration and have sound working knowledge of the construction, design and management regulations.

Good communication and strong interpersonal skills are essential and experience of leading a technical team is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate that they are experienced in setting performance and financial targets, operational programmes and key performance indicators to ensure that schemes are delivered on time and to a high standard.

What we can offer in return is a great place to work in modern refurbished offices in a picturesque location. We believe that all employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the Council and that is why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally, ideas are actively sought and self-development promoted.

Benefits include:

  • 26 days leave plus an additional 5 days for 5 years local authority continuous service
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Child care vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees

If you would like an informal chat about the job please get in touch with Joanne Bailey, Service Manager – Leisure on 023 8028 5588

Job benefits: Benefits package
Job ref: P01438
Application deadline: 26 Feb 2017

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