Building Surveyor – Engineering & Surveying

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Building Surveyor - Engineering & Surveying
HAVANT, Hampshire
Contract / Temporary

Portsmouth 5235503

Posted: 8th September 2023 09:04
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.79 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • HAVANT, Hampshire,

    PO9 5HQ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Building Surveyor - Engineering & Surveying

Reference no: Portsmouth 5235503

Pay rate: £15.79 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months

City: HAVANT, Hampshire

Full UK driving licence and vehicle

A Building Surveyor with good building surveying knowledge and relevant surveying experience of managing repairs is required to undertake Social Housing day to day maintenance/repair inspections and specifications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work on a varied range of projects and property types including social housing dwellings and various leasehold and commercial assets.
  • Carry out a wide range of surveying duties across a varied 15,000 housing stock as well as the portfolio of leasehold and commercial properties, supporting the council to maintain and improve properties, ensure the right repair at the right time and help to provide suitable homes when needed.
  • Predominantly surveying housing stock, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work and issuing response repairs.
  • Prepare specifications for planned maintenance schemes, gaining quotations and managing a varied range of projects.
  • Projects allocated to manage will range from general repair and decorations to external and communal areas and may include fire upgrading work, window replacement, re-roofing, electrical work, extensions, fencing or structural repairs.
  • Undertake Energy Performance Certificates, Fire Risk Assessments and asbestos surveys as well as surveys to identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken and offer solutions to resolve any issues identified.


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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.

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:


  • Qualification in an appropriate building or construction related subject OR alternatively demonstrate sufficient relevant experience of surveying properties in a repairs and maintenance environment with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Good building surveying knowledge and relevant surveying experience of managing repairs.
  • Building construction technology and building pathology knowledge.
  • Building related legislation knowledge as appropriate and be able specifically apply as necessary contract law and guidance, building regulations, planning law, party wall act, fire safety, electrical inspections, gas installations, JCT and NEC contracts.
  • Construction related health & safety legislation knowledge as appropriate generally and be able to apply specifically the working at height regulations, CDM Regulations and Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
  • Practical surveying skills that can be demonstrated; specifically be able to carry out stock data and measured surveys, accurately recording stock data as appropriate.
  • Specification and procurement knowledge and demonstrate that you can to evaluate different building options, prepare a specification for building work and seek quotations to select a contractor.
  • Contract administration knowledge and demonstrate you can manage an individual building contract using either a JCT or NEC contract.
  • Cost control techniques knowledge and be able to demonstrate commercial awareness when undertaking cost estimates for building work, exercise financial control when managing work and assess value for money for work undertaken when negotiating variations and agreeing final accounts.
  • AutoCAD or similar drawing packages capability to be able to produce basic planning and building regulations drawings and be able to design a practical layout to meet a customer brief.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Enthusiastic with good communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail skills.
  • Keen to develop building surveying skills.
  • Microsoft packages knowledge and demonstrate practical IT skills using Excel spreadsheets to analyse data or Word when writing reports, letters or specifications and be able to use various other software packages to accurately update data as part of undertaking the surveying role.
  • Analytical skills to be able to interrogate, analyse and evaluate stock data including repair information.
  • Planning skills to demonstrate the ability to be organised and methodical when undertaking surveys, preparing and managing projects.
  • Communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrate the ability to be a good communicator and assertive when working with contractors, staff and Housing and Property Services customers, as most repairs and maintenance work is undertaken in occupation whilst residents are living in their homes.
  • Full driving licence and provide a car for work, as will be visiting various sites across Portsmouth and will need to travel effectively between them.


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Building Surveyor - Engineering & Surveying
Client Category: Local Authority

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