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Senior Building Surveyor (Design) - Kingston upon Thames

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/891/1244
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2019, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/06/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £44,838 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames ,

Description

£44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

Come and work for Property Services within the Orbis partnership, which encompasses Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. The partnership is designed to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers by increasing efficiencies and maximizing the benefits of sharing skills, resources and technology.

If you are a Property professional with a drive for change and a need for challenge, this is an exciting time to join us. Property Services have responsibility for developing, building, running, and maintaining an extensive and diverse portfolio of investment, operational and non-operational property making sure our assets are working hard for us and providing fit-for-purpose premises for staff, customers and residents. You will join a team of hard working professionals focused on maintaining excellent levels of customer care and an organisation which you will be proud to work for.

We are recruiting for a Senior Building Surveyor (Design) to be based in Kingston-Upon-Thames working for Surrey County Council leading a team of Building Surveying and Structural Surveying professionals in the delivery of maintenance projects and minor works with a value ranging from £2k up to circa £500k.

You will have the skills and abilities to technically advise and lead on projects but also oversee the work of the team, ensuring your team carry out the duties required under NEC and JCT forms of contract.

We are looking for an excellent leader with proven key skills:

  • Showing a fantastic ability to communicate technical messages to all levels of staff from Directors, to Senior Leaders to Graduates;
  • With previous knowledge and background to improve processes and ways of working in line with the Service objectives;
  • Who has the ambition to inspire and mentor junior colleagues, challenge decisions and share ideas across the teams and services to support continuous improvement and change;
  • Vast experience of managing and delivering a variety of projects in a fast paced environment, where projects are delivered on time and to budget;

    A typical day could include:

  • Carrying out staff 121s and appraisals;
  • Develop and implementing technical and performance standards for build projects;
  • Monitoring supplier performance against deliverables to inform supplier performance reviews as appropriate;
  • Managing large and complex projects successfully;

The successful candidate will have an ambitious nature and will thrive on the challenge of mentoring and developing a relatively new team of Surveyors and Graduates. You will be working on specific Property and Project based IT systems and will need to be adaptable and competent in this area of technology.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Angela Cope on 020 8541 8021 or by e-mail at angela.cope@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th June 2019.

About the organisation

Values and behaviours

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please click HERE.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/891/1244
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2019, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/06/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £44,838 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames ,

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