Interim Senior Building Surveyor

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Interim Senior Building Surveyor
Interim Position

Camden RQ611206

Posted: 20th June 2022 15:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


    NW5 3AP

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Building Surveyor 

Job Ref: RQ611206 

In this role, you will be responsible for the delivery of surveying role across built assets including both Building Repairs and M&E services and may include management of works packages with our Contractors   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Ensure contractors comply with their obligations to carry out reactive repairs, improvements and planned maintenance  
  • Reactive repairs and planned maintenance are specified and carried out to agreed and appropriate timescales by contractors  
  • Client representatives are supported in understanding charges applied for from the contractor for reactive works and in negotiating / agreeing settlements for inappropriate charges  
  • Audits of contractor performance are carried out, including reporting and recording the results of the audits and using these to bring continuous improvement of performance. The key performance indicators under the contract are audited and recorded and the project manager has appropriate information to take timely and accurate contract payment deductions where necessary 
  • Building maintenance technical expertise is up to date and applied to diagnose causes and mechanisms of failure to building fabric and services, and to procure solutions  
  • Complex or recurring maintenance issues across all property types are investigated and resolved in a timely fashion, and used proactively to improve maintenance practice and pre-empt future problems, including by contributing to forward planning of capital projects  
  • Compliance issues are recognised and resolved or escalated 
  • Contracts for building consultancy or building works services are planned, briefed, specified, procured and managed in accordance with the Council policies and procedures and deliver the agreed outcomes  
  • Options are developed, analysed and selected on a sound and auditable basis, for cost-effective use of resources to maximise the physical environmental and safety improvements to the Council’s schools and children’s centres  
  • Work is carried out as a team with other staff to high technical and quality standards, with confidence, skill, capability, reliability and articulacy 

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

  • An appropriate surveying or engineering qualification or equivalent experience 
  • Significant technical knowledge and surveying/quality inspection experience 
  • An understanding and appreciation of sustainability and environmental issues in relation to construction and building maintenance 
  • Experience in drafting technical specifications for building fabric and/or M&E works 
  • Risk management experience 
  • Fluent and skilled in the use of IT as a tool for records management, communication and other purposes 
  • Ability to innovate and take initiative, yet be a team player 


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. 

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. 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 Senior Building Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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