Braxfield have been appointed by a national housing association to support them with the recruitment of a Senior Building Surveyor to help look after the portfolio of properties they own and manage.
About the Organisation
A leading provider of affordable housing and care services in England, our client build and manage homes and provide housing services for around 135,000 customers nationwide.
About the Role
Our client is looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join the London Property Services team to manage a patch of properties in either North OR South London, dependent on where the successful candidates home base is.
Reporting to the Asset Maintenance Manager, the Senior Building Surveyor will work collaboratively with contractors (via a Planned Maintenance Framework and on occasion using standard procurement methods) and colleagues to ensure the delivery of high-quality replacements, cyclical programmes and improvements to customers’ homes – ensuring that properties are well maintained and contribute to the delivery of the Asset Management Operating Plan Objectives.
The successful candidate will be responsible for contract managing between £2.5m - £4m worth of investment work each financial year as part of the South Planned Delivery Team. This will include larger more complex projects with multiple workstreams in one place, sprinkler systems and fire safety work, component replacements including; kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, storage heaters, warden call, lift replacements, fire doors etc. Taking the lead on specialist works and acting as a source of best practice for the wider planned team. The work is predominantly delivered through the NATFED SOR contract – but occasionally there may also be the need to produce specifications and tenders for procurement outside of the framework.
The Senior Building Surveyor role in Planned is varied – there will be a lot of on-site contract management, contract administration and liaising with customers (internally and externally) to successfully deliver annual planned programmes. They will work closely with the existing team in the South and wider National Planned Team to help deliver planned works to the 24,000 homes in the South – at the right time, for the right value and quality. Completing pre inspections/surveys to ensure the work is appropriate and what is required to maintain good quality homes.
They will lead on contract management to ensure compliance with the framework, the contract itself and to help maintain good working relationships ensuring services are provided in a way that keeps customers, colleagues and third parties safe, and complies with health and safety legislation and H&S policies and procedures
About the Person
*Excellent knowledge of building construction.
*Excellent knowledge of relevant legislation, building regulation, standards and ability to manage Health & Safety during a project.
*Ability to survey and specify required works, or where necessary manage expert external consultants.
*Ability to diagnose and specify remedies to building defects.
*Manage contractor’s performance delivering building works at a project level including H&S, quality, value, progress and KPIs.
*Understanding of maintenance services within social housing sector (responsive, empty homes, planned, cyclical and compliance).
*Excellent standards of customer care and the ability to deliver accurate and clear communications in writing, face to face or by telephone.
*Good understanding of the Leasehold Process.
*Good IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, housing and property management systems.
*Successful track record of delivering building surveying services or M&E projects, and management of substantial work programmes in a similar environment.
*Experience of preparing and issuing performance reports.
*Level 5 (HND) or above qualification in building, construction, surveying or related subject.
*Chartered Surveyor (MRICS, MCIOB or equivalent) or
*Member of recognised professional body (APM or similar)
*Salary of £56,627 rising to £59,186 after 12 months service
*25 days annual leave plus bank holidays + 4 partnership days
*Medical expenses cover
*Employee assistance programme
*Cycle to work scheme
*Benefits Portal - Everyone Lifestyle Benefits
*Eye test vouchers
*Aspire - £100 allowance per employee each financial year
*Professional qualification support
*Purchase additional leave
*Salary Sacrifice - Deduction of various benefits from 'gross' salary, before tax and NI deducted
*Thank you award - by nomination
If you have the relevant experience and would like to apply to this Senior Building Surveyor position then please submit your CV and a member of the Braxfield team will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.