Building Surveyor – Property Services

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Building Surveyor - Property Services
Kensington, London
Contract / Temporary

K&C 5251706

Posted: 10th July 2024 08:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £29.56 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Kensington, London,

    W8 7NX

What's involved with this role:

Interim Building Surveyor - Property Services

Reference no:  K&C 5251706

Pay Rate: £29.56 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Kensington, London

Basic DBS disclosure required for this role

The successful candidate will undertake contract management, project management and contract surveying duties to support the delivery of a sector leading building services function and to contribute to the delivery of an effective professional technical service within the Property Services Department.

Lead the provision of professional technical support including managing and monitoring consultant and contractor service providers across the range of building component repair and replacement, mechanical, electrical, fire, security and lift engineering disciplines and the effective management of associated service contracts and budgets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the procurement of modern planned maintenance and replacement programmes, and the efficient and effective delivery of contracted services.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of building services procedures including quality assurance.
  • Contribute to the provision of professional advice and support on the design, specification, tendering and supervision of building works including planned maintenance contracts.
  • 4Administer a variety of contracts used for the delivery of minor and major works. This includes carrying out interim valuations, certifying contractor application for payment, assessing claims for costs and dealing with final accounts.
  • Provide advice on the physical condition of service installations including the preparation of feasibility studies, life cycle cost analysis and suitability of alternative schemes.
  • Ensure that all completed works are certifies including testing of installation services and equipment, the provision of completed maintenance information, including manuals for operating and maintenance requirements.
  • Lead on the identification, development and implementation of planned preventative maintenance programmes including identifying and reporting on recurring problems for possible inclusion in the programme.
  • Undertake planned estate and property inspections to ensure that agreed standards are maintained, and statutory and legislative requirements are met.
  • Undertake inspections to property assets assess condition and collect information for the preparation of future programme of planned investment works.
  • Lead on the provision of a professional service of design and specification of maintenance, repairs and replacement programmes and support the procurement and implementation process accordingly.
  • Provide professional technical support across the directorate to ensure compliance on all aspects of health and safety including gas maintenance, asbestos management, fire risk assessment and water safety including identifying implications for existing contracts and the requirements for new maintenance regimes.
  • Ensure that all information systems are appropriately maintained so that colleagues have access to relevant and up to date information.


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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.



  1. Qualification in building surveying.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. 5+ years and wide range of experience covering different types of properties - non-residential role.
  3. Relevant recent technical knowledge and experience gained within a built environment.
  4. Experience of developing business cases and producing reports.
  5. Experience of managing, knowledge and understanding of modern planned preventative maintenance and investment approaches to building service installations within residential housing.
  6. Demonstrate experience of contract administration and project management
  7. Experience of managing service provider performance.
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Building Surveyor - Property Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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