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Building Surveyor

£37,000 to £45,000
Job Type
1 Jul 2021
The client

Our client, a leading Social Housing provider in the Midlands, is currently looking to recruit a Building Surveyor. Reporting directly to the Executive Lead, this role will be responsible for ensuring the Asset Management Strategy implementation overseeing the delivery of high quality and cost-effective strategies to manage the Group's property portfolio.

The Job

Delivery of programmes of planned maintenance to include regular performance monitoring, lifecycle costing techniques and quality management.
Control and direct all aspects of service programmes (e.g. gas maintenance, electric and mechanical) in accordance with policy.
To manage contractor's performance delivering building works at a project level including H&S, quality, value, progress and KPIs.
Design and develop a decarbonisation plan to meet the government targets; EPC C (and above) rating for all our homes by 2030, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
Through a range of contracting arrangements to commission and "contract manage" the association's property assets and develop appraisal and disposal processes to maximise stock value.
Manage significant budgets, including the provision of detailed information in relation to budget forecasts and expenditure.
Take responsibility for ensuring leaseholders are consulted in relation to qualifying repairs to enable recovery of cost contributions.
Regularly update the asset management database, including validation/testing of stock condition data
Take responsibility for ensuring all correspondence, complaints and claims are dealt with effectively and within required timescales.
Develop and implement asset management strategy.
Lead on the stock condition surveys programme, ensuring that necessary stock information is provided and analysed appropriately for all properties.
To ensure there is a robust process in place for the collection, updating storage and management of data in relation to stock condition, health and safety, statutory and regulatory requirement.
To ensure that the association has robust information on its property assets to make effective investment decisions, predict building element failure and estimate costs in advance.
To prepare and maintain a 30-year cost model for stock investment, including rolling five-year investment programmes.
To develop and implement systems to effectively forecast the requirement to achieve "standards" beyond Decent Homes.
Develop and implement a stock appraisal system to identify suitable properties for disposal, investment, remodelling or alternative use.
To develop stock environmental and energy appraisal systems and recommend appropriate strategies, including a long-term plan to achieve SAP C by 2030 net-zero carbon by 2050 across the stock

The candidate

In-depth knowledge of building regulations, legislative requirements, fire safety and other guidance.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, with key stakeholders and partners.
Ability to plan and organise and to see tasks through to a conclusion.
Ability to manage staff and work as part of a team to achieve targets and meet deadlines.
Ability to collate, analyse and present management information and to draw conclusions from the data.
Ability to use a range of IT systems
Clean UK driving license
Special Factors
Flexible approach to working hours (This post will involve attendance at evening/ weekend meetings).
Willing to take responsibility for assessing your own training and development needs.
Willing to provide out of hours emergency cover

Relevant degree or professional qualification in a related subject.
Membership of a professional body e.g CIOB, RICS.

What's on offer

The opportunity to work for forward-thinking and innovative Social Housing Provider who are leading the way in improving thermal efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of their homes.

£37,000 - £45,000 pa plus car users allowance of £1,680pa. Your base will be located in the West Midlands, but flexible working is an option
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  • Job Reference: 318654609-2
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Joshua Robert Recruitment
    Joshua Robert Recruitment
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £37,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent