Building Surveyor – CD+M

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Building Surveyor - CD+M
Interim Position

PHA 0008 D385 / 1

Posted: 9th May 2024 12:24
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £25.82 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


    W5 2AU

What's involved with this role:

Interim Building Surveyor - CD+M

Reference no: PHA 0008 D385 / 1

Pay Rate: up to £25.82 per hour PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months


Basic DBS disclosure required

Hybrid working

Working in the NW London Region covering postcodes as below:




Damp & Mould/Disrepair cases/voids/day to day maintenance inspections. Provide excellent front line customer service by working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to ensure our customers’ needs are met and the departmental/team objectives are achieved.

This role will be within the wider Surveying Team and will ensure the operational delivery of the service including Specialist Works, Professional Services and other programmes / projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely and flexibly with other staff in delivering high quality maintenance service to external and internal customers through the provision of professional technical advice, project and contractor management.
  • Provide regular and professional communication and liaison with customers and key stakeholders in relation to works instructed and managed by the service.
  • Take full responsibility and manage all assigned cases from start-to-finish in a professional and efficient manner whilst ensuring that appropriate stakeholders and appropriate databases are updated regularly.
  • Ensure budget responsibilities are met, feeding into forecasting and efficiency plans as required.
  • Manage a range of contractors, ensuring they deliver in accordance with their contract and KPI’s.
  • Manage external relationships with key stakeholders, such as Local Authorities and suppliers, that builds trust and confidence in the Service Delivery Team.
  • Carry out pre-inspections and building surveys to identify defects including preparation of detailed reports, specifications and cost estimates where necessary to ensure the appropriate remedial works are undertaken, to ensure effective and appropriate repair solution ensuring all current and applicable regulations are complied with.
  • Provide technical advice on building defects and diagnosis to the organisation, including the day-to-day responsive repair service, as well as, from time to time, carrying out post inspections of repairs to help better manage our contractors.
  • Assist in the delivery of specialist work programmes, ensuring works are to standard, contractor performance is in line with KPI’s and value for money is achieved.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments to ensure that a seamless service is delivered to customers and that key performance indicators are met.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • Degree in Building Surveying or similar technical qualification (HND HNC)
  • Professional Membership (preferred)
  • Full driving licence and car required.


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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.
  • Experience in Surveying required in a Housing/Council environment.
  • Experience in using NEC/Northgate / CRM/Vantage desirable but training can be given
  • Proven experience and ability to deliver excellent customer care and valuing diversity.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent all round IT skills.
  • Ability to work independently, exercising good initiative and judgement
  • Proven attention to detail and ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and targets
  • Ability to achieve results and deliver challenging objectives.
  • Strong approach to teamwork and the ability to collaborate and step-up when to help the organisation achieve its mission.


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Job Ref: PHA 0008 D385 / 1
Building Surveyor - CD+M
Client Category: Local Authority

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