Interim Building surveyor

London Temporary £250 - £300 per day
  • Opportunity to support the Assets Leads to deliver planned and reactive works
  • Provide building consultancy services to clients who manage several properties

About Our Client

A large London based housing association

Job Description

The successful interim building surveyor will be responsible for:

As part of the local Assets team, build good working relationships with contractors and alongside the Assets Leads and address any contract issues quickly and effectively.

Manage programmes of work and problem solve to deliver a high quality service, on time and to agreed budget.

Conduct full building surveys and prepare reports and recommendations including cost analysis within all aspects of planned and reactive works.

Project manage complex works within all aspects of planned and reactive works to support the client and develop a good understanding of the profile of the properties in the area, primarily residential but including some commercial property.

Oversee responsive repairs works to enable improvements to the planned maintenance programmes.

Project manage the delivery of disrepair to support the client, working closely with the legal caseworker to deliver the works timely and in accordance with the company's requirements.

Carry out post-inspections to assure completed works were carried out / necessary and have been completed to the required quality standard as specified in the contract.

Assist with the management of the void process in accordance with the contract/ active asset management strategy and oversee contractor works.

Through the assurance process, ensure the contractor provides value for money against your team's allocated budget.

Investigate service complaints on behalf of clients, outlining recommendations to either resolve or deliver service improvements and ensure that customers are kept informed of actions.

Assist in assessing work needed for repairs covered by insurance and/or following serious flood, fires or other serious incidents referred to you by the client, including project management of any work required.

Provide high quality technical surveying assessments and/or advice and/or reports on major repairs / cyclical maintenance works / FRA / EPCs and any other contracted works.

Alongside the Assets senior team provide support and development to other team members to deliver high quality surveying services.

Ensure the contractors are fully compliant with relevant statutory and regulatory HSE & CDM requirements at all times. Provide advice on HSE & CDM aspects of repairs and maintenance issues if non-compliant.

At all times follow the financial regulations, policies and procedures as set out by the housing association.

To maintain the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and conduct. Ensure that the Codes of Conduct e.g. the National Housing federations code of conduct, "Integrity at work", are observed and report any departures from these standards to the Chief Executive.

Be responsible for ensuring the work you and your team are involved with is compliant with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements at all times, including that of Health and Safety s rules, values, policies, procedures, standing orders and financial regulations.

The Successful Applicant

The successful interim building service will have the ability to:

Commit to providing the best service to customers, set realistic expectations, keep your promises, and act with integrity always.

Commercial awareness / VFM in everything people do Consistently make decisions based on appropriate customer requirements.

Capture customer feedback and assess success in meeting customer requirements.

Take on active interest in setting high standards of customer services Realistically manage customer expectations.

Work with others to actively improve the customer experience Aim for continuous improvement across services.

Be accountable for the accuracy and completeness of your work, remaining calm under pressure, making informed and reasonable decisions.

Challenge ourselves and others to achieve results Set longer-term goals and strive to achieve them by producing a plan of action.

Make proposals weighting up costs v benefits Service improvement.

Approach your work with rigour, challenging yourself to identify opportunities for service improvement, working in partnership with others to make the housing association better for customers and colleagues.

Generate ideas through discussions with others, encouraging new ideas and approaches.

Look outside own working environment for ideas and see how these can be adapted.

Breakdown complex issues into smaller parts and identify cause and effect.

Recognise the important of networking for service development.

Communicate clearly and openly, including all and celebrating differences, listening and responding positively to others.

Be flexible, confident, persuasive and dynamic in communicating with others.

Encourage acceptance, understanding and commitment to change.

Recognise the impact of change on others and take appropriate action.

Proactively build great relationships that cross boundaries.

Spend time thinking through issues with others utilising their skills and making them feel valued.

What's on Offer

For the successful candidate they will receive a competitive day rate and the chance to go permanent once contracted

Chloe Hennigar
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2298

Job summary

Property / Building Surveyor
Contract type
Consultant name
Chloe Hennigar
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2298
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