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Building Surveyor (Garages)

Stevenage Borough CouncilRecruiter: Stevenage Borough Council

Specialism: House Building

Sector: Building Surveying

Job type: Fixed Contract

Salary range: £30,000 - £39,999

Location: South East

Building Surveyor (Garages)

£36,379 to £39,177 per annum | South East | Date posted 09 May 2017

37 hours per week

5 years fixed term   

An exciting opportunity has arisen to deliver a £9m garage investment programme in Stevenage. One of the Council’s top priorities is to revitalise our neighbourhoods and improve the quality of life and well-being of the people who live here. These vital roles will help drive this change through investment and refurbishment of 676 garage blocks across the borough, impacting 6668 garages.

The work forms part of a new ten year business plan that commences this year. The programme will rationalise assets and improve the condition and quality of the public realm. It will aim to maximise the Council’s third largest income stream to support the Council’s important financial security programme, an essential part of the new Future Town, Future Council programme.

This is an exciting time for Stevenage and you will be at the forefront of delivering the change the borough desperately needs.  We don’t expect you to do this alone; we are committed to resourcing a Garage team to help. You will join an existing highly motivated team of six, plus two new Building Surveyors and a new Asbestos Surveyor.

We have ambitious plans to complete the work within the first five years of the 10-year plan, and we can’t wait to get started. All we need is you.

This post will provide professional building surveyor services to deliver the garage investment programme that will include design, preparing specifications, budget estimates, contract administration, project procurement and management of the project through to completion.

To be successful in this role you have detailed knowledge of building construction and highly developed skills in the preparation of schedule of works and specifications.

As well as a competitive salary the Council offers an attractive pension scheme, generous training and development opportunities, flexible working patterns, free workplace parking and child care vouchers.

Application details 

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Andrew Sowden, Head of Property & Estates on 01438 242839.

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit

Applications must be returned by 5pm on 26 May 2017

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CVs, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment.

SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click here.

Job ref: SN05061
Application deadline: 26 May 2017

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