Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.
About the role
We are recruiting now for a Building Surveyor (Repairs and Condition Surveys), to be based in Kingston-Upon-Thames working for Surrey County Council. You will be working with property professionals, fostering relationships with Surveyors, Architects, and Quantity Surveyors within the Maintenance Team and across the wider Property Service to provide an excellent reactive maintenance service across the property portfolio.
You will have financial awareness of what is being spent and the ability to provide technical solutions to building issues as well as working closely with the Property Helpdesk. The role will also require you to be part of an out of hours rota (approximately on call every 3 months). You will have a very high level knowledge of building maintenance issues and experience of working in this field.
A typical day could include, discussing issues with building users and members of the public on the phone, face to face in meetings and communication via email. Making decisions on building maintenance issues as well as visiting the varied properties in our portfolio including schools, fire stations, library's, corporate buildings & farms.
You will be working on specific Property and Project based IT systems and will need to be adaptable and competent in this area of technology.
To be shortlisted for an interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
That you are a good confident communicator and have the ability to communicate technical messages to a variety of stakeholders including building users, property colleagues, Senior managers and the public;
Experience of managing and delivering a variety of projects in a fast paced environment, where projects are delivered on time and to budget;
Experience in dealing with a high workload and the ability to prioritise different tasks;
The ambition to provide a top class service to colleagues and building users;
Financial awareness and a sound understanding of monetary controls;
If you are a Property professional with a drive for change and a need for challenge, this is an exciting time to join us. Property Services have responsibility for developing, building, running, and maintaining an extensive and diverse portfolio of investment, operational and non-operational property including office buildings, fire stations, land and schools, making sure our assets are working hard for us and providing fit-for-purpose premises for staff and customers. You will join a team of hard-working professionals focused on maintaining excellent levels of customer care and an organisation which you will be proud to work for.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Rachel Bradley on 07794675711 or by e-mail at Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th March 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.