Closing Date: 15 September 2021
The role is to assist with the management of the delivery of capital projects across the authority, ensuring that they are delivered on time and within the budget and Council’s capital and procurement strategies. To provide project management and Building Surveying services across a spectrum of property types across the authority for Education, Housing, Corporate and Heritage buildings; new works, alterations, adaptations and extensions (ensuring they meet client expectations and requirements, are delivered on time and in budget) and to monitor and inform on compliance with relevant statutory requirements, planning and building regulations, meet latest guidelines on energy efficiency and sustainability.
The post holder will have an excellent standard of design, with appropriately tested and validated innovative solutions that need to be incorporated into all projects.
The post holder will need to ensure all projects are to the satisfaction of users and all stakeholders are kept informed of progress and completing within budget and on time.
To provide building construction advice and carry out feasibility studies for corporate and educational clients on proposals for new buildings and works, giving accurate costings and timescales
The post holder will have an excellent standard and good experience of construction Project Management and a technical ability with building surveying professional background, and the ability to assess and comment in a professional capacity on building risks, and make recommendations for safe-keeping of occupants and improvements within the bounds of legislative requirements.
The post holder will need to ensure all projects are to the satisfaction of users and all stakeholders are kept informed of progress with a disciplined use of PM reporting tools, reports and procedures and associated Property management systems.
Provide professional technical advice and undertake work for capital schemes, minor works and improvements and annual maintenance programmes, private client’s projects, access and security works, and assist in the formulation of Capital and Minor Works programmes and Building Repair and Maintenance Programme priorities.
Participate in multi-functional team working on directorate issues as required and to undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility of the post.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Rob Banks on 01634 331711
Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.