Building Surveyor (Warrington)

Job Type



Building Surveyor




£37.500 per annum

Key Information

  • This is an exciting opportunity for a Building Surveyor to work with one of the UK’s largest housing providers, they offer more than 28000 homes, ranging from affordable social housing through to private rent across the North West of England
  • They are a registered social landlord helping people at every stage of life to live in quality homes they can afford
  • Fixed Term 12 months, possible permanent opportunity
  • Salary £37,500

The Role

  • Take responsibility for the delivery and management of an efficient and effective building surveying service
  • Undertaking building surveys of vacant and occupied properties to identify defects, produce specifications and schedules of work
  • Support the Senior Surveyor with the effective management of contractors and suppliers, ensuring that repair & maintenance items are undertaken to the correct specification, the right quality on budget and within the required timescales
  • Providing advice and recommendations to support the management of contractors and suppliers, including resolving contract disputes, cost and value management, planning applications, boundary disputes, regulatory compliance and completed works
  • Ensure buildings and works conform to the relevant regulations and technical standards
  • Effectively manage risk, identify and report any issues/breeches relation to health & safety and to actively promote a safe working environment for all
  • Work proactively to minimise complaints in the first instance. Ensure complaints are responded to & resolved within agreed timescales, working closely with contractors to stop complaints escalating. Feed in to lessons learned to help shape and improve the future service delivery to customers based upon their feedback
  • Handling insurance and disrepair claims with expert witness statements and preparation of specifications for remedial works
  • Ensure Operational Standing Orders are followed at all times, manage budget within target, contribute to EBITDAS and demonstrate Value for Money
  • Support and ensure key performance targets are met for the service area by working closely with customers, contractors and internal stakeholders
  • Provide technical knowledge and support to all areas of the business where necessary

What you need to succeed?

  • Relevant technical qualification (or working towards) e.g. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ) or CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) accredited HND or degree level qualification
  • Good appreciation of professional and project-based building surveying matters
  • Knowledge of building legislation and maintenance management best practice
  • Good understanding and management of compliance, health safety and risk
  • Track record of working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to achieve business results
  • Full UK Driving Licence & use of a vehicle
  • Awareness of the requirements and regulations facing social housing providers relating to asset management
  • Experience of supporting the management or delivery of asset maintenance contracts
  • Experience of analysing management Information to identify improvements required

How to apply?

  • If you’re interested please forward you C.V. to apply highlighting suitable experience or call Emma Twigg to discuss the role further on 07951 445 519

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