Trainee Building Surveyor (Placement) - Fixed term contract 1 Year
Ref no: 2086 - 2550
Salary: Band 5 £18,413 - £20,653 p.a.
37 hours per week flexi time
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a person to join our repairs and maintenance teams with some building surveying knowledge, however this is a development role and existing surveying experience is not necessary.
Candidates must be enthusiastic, good communicators and keen to develop their building surveying skills. You will have opportunities within the teams to gain more surveying experience whilst studying towards a RICS accredited degree in a relevant building surveying or construction related subject, either part time or as part of a sandwich course.
What is the role?
You will be based at any one of our Area Housing Offices working as part of either a planned maintenance team or area repairs and maintenance team.
You will be supporting our Building Surveyors who are carrying out a wide range of surveying duties across our varied asset portfolio of 15,000 housing stock together with over 800 corporate operational, commercial and community assets, supporting us to maintain and improve our properties, ensure the right repair at the right time and help us provide suitable homes when needed.
You will be assisting our Building Surveyors undertaking surveys of our assets, issuing repairs, helping them prepare pre contract information such as drawings and specifications of work as well as managing a varied range of your own projects.
The type of projects the team carry out may include decorations to external and communal areas, fire upgrading work, window replacement, re-roofing, electrical work, extensions, fencing and structural repairs. The size of individual projects managed by the team may range from £10,000 to £1,000,000.
What we can offer?
We are committed to helping you develop during your placement year by providing a structured programme to help you build upon your studies.
At the start of your Trainee programme you will be trained to undertake energy performance certificate surveys and fire risk assessments, as you develop you will be allocated your own projects as appropriate that you will lead and be responsible for the initial evaluation, surveys, developing the design and specifications, procuring of contractors and acting as contractor administrator for the works on site.
You will be mentored by a Senior Building Surveyor who will provide you with one to one assistance to quickly improve your building surveying knowledge and practical skills as well as offering you support to manage your projects.
We actively arrange CPD seminars to supplement your development:
'Since starting the role in August I have been surprised by the amount of investment that the council have put into me in regards to both time and resources. I have completed various courses to help me in my current role and to aid in future development.
I have been given my own projects to run, involving: conducting the initial condition survey of the properties, conducting a measured survey, producing the scaled drawings, writing up the scope of works and cost estimate and liaising with residents and contractors. I feel that the amount of responsibility I have been given over my own projects and thus the quality of the experience gained, is rare to find in a trainee role. There is a lot of support from the senior surveyors and other members of the team so, although each day poses challenges, they are not overwhelming' Virginia, Trainee Building Surveyor.
Upon successfully completing your degree there are excellent opportunities within PCC for progression into a Graduate Building Surveying role as part of our graduate training programme. In addition to a competitive salary we provide 26 days annual leave in addition to public holidays, provide flexible working arrangements and the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).