Building Surveyor– Facilities Management

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Building Surveyor– Facilities Management
Truro, Cornwall
Contract / Temporary

Cornwall 5230405

Posted: 28th June 2023 10:22
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Truro, Cornwall,

    TR1 3AY

What's involved with this role:


Temporary Building Surveyor– Facilities Management

Reference no: Cornwall 5230405

Pay rate: £18 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

May involve travel on a regular or occasional basis

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

The post holder will assist the Building Surveying Professional Consultancy Manager in delivering a range of minor capital works projects, reactive and planned maintenance programmes, across the Council’s and partners portfolio of buildings. The role will ensure Engineering and Fabric standards and contract management duties are executed, as required by the term framework contracts, supporting by the development and delivery of client commissioning practices, regulatory conformity, and performance and budget management targets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be aware of and adhere to engineering and fabric regulations, codes of practices and framework contractual responsibilities ensuring effective delivery by the contractor through the framework commissioning process.
  • Assist in delivering day to day reactive maintenance operations and minor capital works projects, maintenance and compliance programmes, supervising framework contractors in delivering a responsive and managed professional service to property clients, occupiers and the public.
  • Provide support and advice on emergencies, maintenance defects and compliance fault enquiries.
  • Be available as part of a 24/7 out of hours call out service to cover emergencies across the property estate.
  • Assist the Framework Manager, Compliance Manager and Cost Manager on all aspects of commissioning and contract management duties
  • Ensure managers are presented with factual information, receive professional advice and options for appropriate contractual instruction and action.
  • Contribute to and follow effective processes, systems, practices and performance guidelines established to monitor the quality of service delivery and outcomes for the council and clients driving improved contractor performance.
  • Assist, evaluate, oversee and challenge framework contractor design or work proposals, delivery methods, cost estimates, claims, valuations, final accounts and invoices to fulfil client contractual brief, regulations and budgets.
  • Attend and/or occasionally oversee contractor progress meetings to report feedback and provide, when necessary, information on cost, time and quality performance outcomes being delivered through the framework.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across Estates Contract and Commissioning teams, Major Project teams and front line premises management
  • Assist the Compliance Manager and ensuring projects are delivered in accordance with statutory obligations, maintaining health, safety and welfare standards for staff and public.


 “Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Relevant professional or technical qualification and membership of a relevant professional body or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable understanding of building regulations, codes of practice, associated standards and industry guidelines.
  • Experience of contract management practices, procedure and policy preparation, development and gaining acceptance from colleagues and senior managers including delivery of best practice techniques, contractual methods and standards.
  • Proven record and experience of budget & performance management responsibilities
  • A track record of successful change management, implementing and delivering projects alongside significant organisational change.
  • Delivering improved services for customers, in a more economic and efficient way.
  • Knowledge and skills associated with successfully consulting and negotiating with contractors leading to successful projects.
  • A track record of successfully working with partners and external bodies to achieve organisation aims and objectives.
  • Experience of using autoCAD


Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to negotiate with contractors on complex issues and develop productive working relationships with senior individuals
  • Report writing skills and the ability to present professional issues to third parties.
  • Client focused – the ability to understand and deliver services to customer needs and satisfaction with well developed communication and negotiation skills with clients and colleagues
  • Able to demonstrate experience of working competently as a surveyor
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


 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.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

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.

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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. 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.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Cornwall 5230405
Building Surveyor– Facilities Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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