Building Surveyor – Property Services

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Building Surveyor - Property Services
Kensington, London
Contract / Temporary

K&C 5219599

Posted: 17th February 2023 15:40
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  • Pay Rate:

    £203.85 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • Kensington, London,

    W10 5BE

What's involved with this role:

Interim Building Surveyor - Property Services

Reference no:  K&C 5219599

Pay Rate: £203.85 per day PAYE 

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.


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



  1. Relevant technical/professional qualification or qualified by experience.


Skills & Experience:

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


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.

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: K&C 5219599
Building Surveyor - Property Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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