Projects Surveyor (P1462)
Inclusive Salary up to £39k per year (Inclusive of £3k Market Supplement)
Plus essential user car allowance + up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.
In this post you will undertake a variety of building surveys to report, analyse and rectify complex repairs and building defect issues. You will take full responsibility for managing projects from the start to final delivery working on your own initiative and with minimal supervision. This will include budget management, preparing specifications, drawings, the procurement of contracts, supervision of remedial, programmed and cyclical maintenance programmes to the Council’s housing stock.
You must have a degree in Building Surveying (or equivalent work experience in a similar role with a HNC/HND in Building Surveying, or Construction related subject) together with detailed working knowledge on a wide range of areas including building defects and their remedies (including damp, subsidence etc). You may also take part in the “Out of Hours” Standby rota which operates for which an additional allowance would be payable.
Working knowledge of housing related law and best practice in relation to repairs, maintenance and improvements including the Housing Grants relevant legislation, Construction and Regeneration Act and CDM Regulations 2015 is essential for this post. The post is politically restricted and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.
Benefits include 26 days annual leave, essential user car allowance or lease car, flexible working options (including home working), access to staff parking, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, learning and development opportunities, leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits that are available.
Closing date for applications: 20 January 2019.