Interim Building Surveyor – Property Portfolio

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Interim Building Surveyor – Property Portfolio
Interim Position

Camden RQ611402

Posted: 20th June 2022 17:49
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.35 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month

  • KINGS CROSS, London,

    N1C 4AG

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Building Surveyor – Property Portfolio

Reference no: Camden RQ611402

Reporting to the Senior Building Surveyor, ensure the property portfolio is maintained to high technical standards and that our buildings are safe, comfortable and serviceable.

This role is responsible for the delivery of the surveying requirement across built assets including M&E services and may include management of works packages. The role is also responsible for a wide range of technical building matters from considering requests from tenants to make alterations to properties, investigating disrepair issues, recommending remedial work, instructing and liaising with contractors, preparing dilapidations reports, specification of works, advising on and ensuring H&S compliance, regulations and legislation as it applies to commercial properties.

Key aspects of the role:

  • This is a key role for a building surveying technical professional (Career Practitioner), with responsibility for identifying and defining best technical practices and procedures in the built environment and contributing to the Camden Plan objectives of ensuring our properties are safe and fit for purpose.
  • The post holder will be required to carry out site visits as necessary, liaise with tenants, have suitable knowledge in diagnosing building defects, specifying a wide range of repairs and maintenance works, monitor contractors’ performance, and carry out H&S and compliance visits as required.
  • Manage capital and compliance work packages relating to non-statutory compliance remedial repairs and maintenance matters, building improvement works, complex and persistent repair issues, etc.
  • Have good understanding of building services within commercial setting and ability to produce asset register from site inspection.
  • Ensure that building maintenance practice contributes to the continual reduction of carbon emissions from our buildings.
  • Working closely with senior staff, the post holder is expected to work to high standards of technical and contract management practice, as well as working closely with and supporting other colleagues in the team to ensure consistency in practice and outcomes.

The role combines building technical skills and knowledge with understanding of the built environment, along with excellent communication and interpersonal practices.


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

  1. A building surveying degree (or other appropriate field i.e. building control, fire engineering, etc) and relevant experience in the field of surveying
  2. Experience of managing contractors, including FM services contracts, and consultants/specialists.
  3. Experience in drafting technical specifications for building fabric and/or M&E works
  4. Significant technical knowledge and surveying/quality inspection experience.
  5. ICT Skills: Fluent and skilled in the use of IT as a tool for records management, communication and other purposes. Must be literate in the use of MSWord, MS Excel, and asset or facilities management databases


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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. Other Work-Related Requirements: The post holder will be required to work in an ‘agile’ way in line with Camden’s policy of a paperless and flexible work environment, which may include working at home or in a different office for part of the week
  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


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Interim Building Surveyor – Property Portfolio
Client Category: Local Authority

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