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Building Surveyor

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00909
  • Published: Wed 11/05/2022, 3:16 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 10/06/2022, 3:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, flexible working
  • Salary: £41591 - £46662 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 Us

We are seeking an experienced building surveyor or construction professional to join the Capital Projects Delivery Team as Construction Aftercare Management Officer.

The Capital Projects Delivery Team large scale building projects across the West Sussex estate, including schools, libraries, community hubs and fire stations etc. We are proud of our industry-recognised delivery model, recently listed as a Finalist in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards.

For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.

About The Job

Salary: £41,591 - £46,662 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week,
Location: County Hall, Chichester/ working from home
Interview Date: To be confirmed

As our Building Surveyor you will be an integral member of the Capital Project Delivery Team. You will manage any issues arising from construction projects, including latent defects. You will work positively and proactively with the Council and contractors to investigate and facilitate the rectification of defects (patent and latent), and liaise with the designers and contractors to assess contractual liability and responsibility with stakeholders and project team members.

Working with the WSCC Multi-Disciplinary Consultant, you will instruct technical reviews and reports to investigate defects and prove latent defects. You will be expected to interpret reports and recommend the appropriate course of action for WSCC. Depending on circumstances you will need to appoint contractors and manage projects through to resolution.

You will occasionally have to travel around West Sussex to visit properties across the full estate, which includes schools, libraries, care homes, fire stations, etc. You will be expected to make initial inspections of buildings to be fully familiar with the issue and be able to appoint the appropriate consultant skill. All mileage will be reimbursed, or you can make full use of our Carpool programme.

Rewards and benefits

In addition to working within a great team and a brilliant opportunity you will receive:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  • A generous pension scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.
  • 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, go to our Rewards and Benefits page.

Experience and skills

We are seeking a qualified construction professional with excellent stakeholder engagement and management, a pro-active and pragmatic approach to rectifying defects, strong organisational and communication skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team. You'll need to be able to communicate and with and report to managers and stakeholders at all levels, and work closely with the WSCC legal team, as well as engaging with contract officers and facilities management teams.

You'll need to demonstrate a good working knowledge of process management, and a full understanding of contractual requirements, including employer duties from practical completion to the issue of the Certificate of Making Good Defects and beyond with regard to latent defects. You'll be able to carry out risk assessments, cost / benefit analyses and assess liability. You'll be able to research documents for compliance with development and lease agreements, and ensure project specific documentation and agreements are in place.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is EIE00909 .

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Philippa Hind (Head of Development) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .

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.

We may close the job advert sooner than the advised closing date, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your CV at the earliest opportunity.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to referencing and a health check.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00909
  • Published: Wed 11/05/2022, 3:16 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 10/06/2022, 3:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, flexible working
  • Salary: £41591 - £46662 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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