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Area Building Surveyor

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00918
  • Published: Tue 03/05/2022, 10:02 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 24/05/2022, 10:02 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £41591 - £44624 per annum + pension, flexible working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

About The Job

Salary: £41,591 - £44,624 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week - flexible working options available
Location: Parkside, Horsham, required to travel across the County
Interview Date: 03 June 2022

We have an exciting opportunity within the Property and Assets directorate, currently seeking an Area Building Surveyor, this role offers both variety and challenge, and is responsible for organising and delivering capital and revenue schemes, utilising a variety of traditional design, specification and intelligent client project management commissioning methods.

As an Area Building Surveyor, you will lead and co-ordinate multi-disciplinary approaches to the asset management of the built estate for both freehold and leased buildings. You will also contribute to the work of the Development team reviewing proposals and commenting on whole life costs and maintainability.

The job will require an ability to travel independently around the County, often to remote locations, and attendance at some meetings may be required out of normal office hours. In addition, there will be occasional exposure to unpleasant and hazardous environmental working conditions e.g. noisy plant rooms, access to roof spaces, confined working areas and on construction sites. All required personal protective equipment will be provided.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  1. Analytical and judgement skills with the ability to quickly assimilate varied and highly complex information from a variety of sources, consider technical issues, risks and resource implications, define the scope of work and recommend the most appropriate course of action.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work in a customer focused manner, providing a high-quality service. Highly developed influencing, negotiating and persuasive skills to persuade a client of the need to take a specific course of action, and the ability to communicate information which may be complex and contentious to a variety of audiences.
  3. Partnership working skills and a multidisciplinary approach in order to liaise with clients, contractors and other internal teams to determine an effective course of action.
  4. Ability to research and analyse a variety of technical documentation and practice, including cost benefit and whole-life analysis, in order to produce evidence-based, robust solutions and written reports.
  5. Ability to think laterally and to adopt to changing situations in a measured and flexible manner to adapt advice and guidance to suit any change in circumstance, whether legislative, structural, partnership related etc.
  6. Ability to organise and prioritise work, coordinate a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way, and meet agreed deadlines.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Extended previous formal training to graduate or chartered professional qualification level (e.g. degree in Surveying/Building, HNC / HND level Surveying/Building), or equivalent level of academic attainment, AND significant relevant experience and extensive experience in the application of the knowledge to the specific requirements of the job and relevant areas of work
  • Relevant membership of a relevant professional body e.g. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) or Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).
  • Advanced theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge for the range of professional building surveying and project management activities, plus a detailed knowledge of organisational policies, practices and procedures.
  • Detailed, thorough advanced knowledge and experience of building construction and building regulation requirements. Broad understanding of asset management maintenance design and construction procedures, techniques and statutory approval procedures.
  • Considerable depth of knowledge of relevant statutory property legislation. This includes interpretation of very complex building control legislation and statutory guidance.
  • Relevant advanced theoretical or organisational knowledge of systems, procedures and policies associated with operating a demanding and customer focussed project management briefing and delivery service.
  • Sound and accurate IT knowledge e.g. use of maintenance databases / software, AutoCAD LT and Microsoft Office, in order to carry out service-related processes.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options A range of discounts (Including Samsung, Argos, Wickes, TUI, Deliveroo and Asos)
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
  • A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives.

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page

Further Information

The reference number for this role is EIE00918.

To apply, please follow the links below upload your CV and covering letter explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00918
  • Published: Tue 03/05/2022, 10:02 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 24/05/2022, 10:02 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £41591 - £44624 per annum + pension, flexible working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

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