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  • Job reference: RMS0176091

Senior Building Surveyor

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/05/2017
  • Duration: 3 months+
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The Role:
To provide a professional Building Surveying design and contract management service to internal and external clients; by delivering, controlling and directing all construction related projects in a commercial and customer focussed way, which achieves programmes, meets performance targets, and meets the Councils Corporate Objectives.


*Provide Building Surveying professional services to internal and external clients.
*Development of briefs, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Building Surveying projects.
*Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost effective solutions.
*Continually monitor, review and modify working practices to ensure that they are carried out in a commercial manner to meet corporate targets to generate efficiencies and achieve 'Best Value' for the Council.
*To lead in the programming of construction related projects and to assist in the programming of projects for multi-disciplined design teams to ensure completion within budget and to meet programme targets.
*Act as Project Leader coordinating multi-disciplinary teams as required.
*Respond to changes in workload and changing priorities by carrying out the role in a flexible manner, which may include working out of normal hours on occasions.
*Survey, investigate, and prepare reports and feasibility studies together with supporting documents and drawings.
*Prepare estimates, obtain and assess quotations, monitor works, agree interim valuations, contractual claims and final accounts with contractors.
*Assist in the programming of projects to ensure completion within budget and to meet programme targets.
*Prepare fee bids in consultation with PBS.
*Support the PBS in the preparation of an annual programme and quarterly financial and performance reports for the Repair & Replacement programme.
*Carry out planned maintenance inspections; prepare reports and estimates for recommended works, based on a 5 year rolling programme.
*Ensure designs meet current relevant technical standards and statutory documents and are carried out to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and any other Health and Safety legislation.
*Ensure that all documents and drawings prepared are to a high standard, consistent and accurate.
*To ensure compliance with energy efficiency policies, the Carbon Management Plan, low carbon design and liaise with the Corporate Carbon and Energy Manager on all matters pertaining to the energy efficiency of building surveying solutions.
*Maintain proper and adequate files, time-sheets and records at all times.
*Assist and support the PBS to improve processes and ways of working to maximise efficiencies.
*Innovative approach with a flexible attitude to work and the ability to work within a multi - disciplined team.
*Maintain a high standard of knowledge with continual learning and development.
*Assist in developing new services and external marketing business opportunities.
*To maintain careful budgetary control for all Building Surveying projects and to provide regular financial reports to the Client Officer.
*Keep up to date with current design methods and standards.
*Provide a responsive service as required in respect of unplanned or emergency situations requiring Building Surveyor advice which may impact on critical operation of service areas.
*To undertake inspections to identify, diagnose and make recommendations in respect of building defects.
*Carry out asbestos reinspections and prepare specifications for asbestos removal in accordance with the Council's Asbestos Policy and legislation.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Must have required experience to be able to be deal with project from inception stage through to complete design, tenders, appointment of contractors, management of site and closure.
Local authority background is required (not housing),
Must have commercial awareness and experience
Able to carry out design and specification work
Must have proficient knowledge of CDM regulations and its application.
· Experience of reactive and planned maintenance, problem solving, trouble shooting, etc.
· Experience of writing schedule of condition, dilapidation.
· Ability to write detailed specifications and produce working drawings. (CAD support is available based on production of working drawings for input)
· Working knowledge of asbestos.
· Excel

Ability to manage external contractors.
Must be a team player

Must have own transport due to travel involved.
Individual must be able to hit the ground running and self-manage

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