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Building Surveyor
  • Employer: Peabody
  • Reference: P/22/201189
  • Published: Tue 21/06/2022, 8:55 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 18/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £41,000 - £45,000 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waterloo, Southwark

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Building Surveyor

This role is currently based from home due to COVID 19 until further notice. Peabody plans to move to a hybrid model of working which means that once our office refurbishment has been completed, the role will be part office (Waterloo) and part home based. 

The new Peabody is a significantly larger, more diverse organisation, employing over 3,000 people and servicing over 55,000 properties. The Surveying Team sits within the Service Delivery directorate and is responsible for the delivery of Major Repairs, Aids & Adaptions, Specialist Works, Disrepair and Professional Services. 

We are now looking for one enthusiastic, forward thinking and experienced Building Surveyor to provide specialist technical surveying expertise and guidance on disrepair claims and be responsible for the delivery of works to time and budget. In addition to this, you will also assist in the delivery of specialist works which include structural; fire damage; insurance works; Fire Risk Assessment works; major repairs; improvement and refurbishment works etc.
•Degree in Building Surveying or similar technical qualification (HND HNC) or minimum ten years’ experience in a similar role and preferably working toward a technical qualification.

Skills/Experience required:

•Ability to work independently, exercising good initiative and judgement
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Proven time management and prioritisation skills
•Proven experience and ability to deliver excellent customer care and valuing diversity
•Proven attention to detail and ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously
•Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and targets
•To ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to so that consistent and standard practice is achieved across the organisation
•Extensive experience of building surveying and specific experience of building maintenance, preferably within a social housing context
•Experience in managing an extensive, complex and varying caseload, with projects from inception to completion
•Demonstrable experience and skills managing customer relationships to ensure a high level of customer care and satisfaction
•In depth knowledge of Schedule of Rates and methods of measurement, with experience in achieving and ensuring Value for Money
•Up to date knowledge of Health & Safety and other legislation relevant to the role
•Ability to achieve results and deliver challenging objectives
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Excellent all round IT skills
•Strong approach to teamwork and the ability to collaborate and step-up when to help the organisation achieve its mission
•Experience preparing and delivering persuasive, high quality, written and verbal reports and presentations within the organisation up to Executive and committee level and externally as well as ability to write, disseminate and assess detailed technical reports 

Qualifications required:

•Degree in Building Surveying or similar technical qualification (HND HNC)
•Professional Membership (preferred)

Contract: 12 months FTC

Salary: £41,000 - £43,000

Location - Pan London, however predominately South Region

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At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.

Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.