Interim Building Surveyor- Engineering & Surveying

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Interim Building Surveyor- Engineering & Surveying
Islington, London
Contract / Temporary

Islington RQ683151

Posted: 21st September 2022 11:02
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.60 per hour, PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Islington, London,

    N7 9QH

What's involved with this role:


Interim Building Surveyor- Engineering & Surveying

Reference no: Islington RQ683151

Pay rate: £20.60 per hour, PAYE

The post-holder will be responsible for overseeing an individual case load consisting of live disrepair claims, party wall awards, repair diagnostic cases and referrals from repairs teams. They will also be required to undertake training and acting in an advisory capacity for colleagues in the Technical Quality team, and will from time to time be required to give expert evidence in court.


Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out site inspections and investigations, as necessary to produce detailed specifications of works using the national schedule of rates and composite values.
  • Prepare estimates, feasibility studies, plans, sketches and drawings as may be necessary.
  • Provide technical support/advice to colleagues and give evidence in court as an expert witness.
  • Assist the Senior Legal Repair Surveyor in the development of policies and procedures for the team.
  • Be proficient in the correct diagnosis of building failures and to this end be competent in the use of devices, aids and instruments for the purpose of making assessments and diagnoses.
  • Undertake quality assurance checks as and when required on repairs ordered and paid for by the Legal Repairs team.
  • Take responsibility for party wall awards as required, including undertaking the necessary surveys and completing the necessary documentation.
  • Possess a working knowledge of the relevant building contracts and related documentation.
  • Have a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice, legal documentation and court procedures.
  • As and when required, act in the capacity of an expert witness in the preparation of reports and scott schedules, the giving of evidence in court, and the providing of advice. Attend all necessary meetings in association with this role.
  • Obtain tenders/quotations from approved contractors for works not covered by the main contracts, and ensure that proper approvals for expenditure are obtained
  • Monitor and oversee works on site including start dates, works in progress, standards of workmanship, materials etc.


“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:

  • HND/C Building with demonstrable post qualification experience or BSc Building with post qualification experience.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively manage a technical caseload within target deadlines.
  • Ability to write and prepare specifications for repairs and maintenance work and major repairs and planned maintenance contracts.
  • Ability to monitor budgets, prepare work programmes and assist the Senior Legal Repairs Manager in this regard.
  • Ability to prepare Bills of Quantity, work programmes, estimates, value work in progress and issue variations.
  • Ability to prepare and certify interim and final payments to contractors.
  • Ability to administer contracts and supervise work in progress.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by telephone, in writing and face to face in small and large meetings.
  • Good attention to detail


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  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. 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.


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Interim Building Surveyor- Engineering & Surveying
Client Category: Local Authority

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