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  • Job reference: RMS0139219

Building Surveyor

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Surrey
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/04/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/05/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A professional, construction, support and infrastructure services provider working in various market sectors all over the world.

The Role:
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: UNDERTAKE VISUAL BUILDING DEFECT SURVEYS OF RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES FROM ACROSS LONDON. RECORDING AND REPORTING ACCURATELY AND TIMELY ALL VISABLE DEFECTS. AT OTHER TIMES (BETWEEN SURVEY TRANCHES) UNDERTAKE BUILDING SURVEYING DUTIES SUCH TO ASSIST THE CURRENT TEAM

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

COMPLETE AND SUBMIT CRB CHECK QUESTIONNAIRES.

ATTEND A SURVEYING WORKSHOP OR OTHER INDUCTION SESSION PRIOR TO SITE SURVEYS.

CONTACT THE PROJECT CA BEFORE AND AFTER ACCESS TO EACH PROPERTY.

MEETING REPRESENTATIVES AT ADDRESSES AND UNDERTAKING AN ACCURATE SURVEY OF EXISTING CONDITIONS IN VARIOUS TYPES AND SIZES OF PROPERTY.

PROVIDING A PROFESSIONAL AND PRESENTABLE APPROACH WHEN MEETING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INVOLVED WITH THE PROJECT IN WHATEVER CIRCUMSTANCE.

WORKING IN ACCORDANCE WITH H&S POLICY AND WORKING TO SPECIFIC PROJECT GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS AND ADVICE. WORKING IN LINE WITH THE RISK ASSESSMENT PRODUCED BY THE PROJECT MANAGER.

WORKING IN PROXIMITY TO OTHER SURVEYORS AND ACTING AS SUPPORT/SAFETY MECHANISM TO EACH OTHER.

TAKE REASONABLE CARE OF YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT OF OTHERS WORKING WITH YOU, AND TO NEVER PUT YOURSELF OR OTHERS INTO A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. BEFORE SURVEYORS VISIT SITE THEY WILL:
• CONTACT THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BUILDING TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT
• COLLECT AS MUCH INFORMATION ON THE SITE AS POSSIBLE
• PLAN THE JOURNEY TO THE SITE, PROXIMITY TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT, ETC
• SEEK CONFIRMATION REGARDING WELFARE FACILITIES AT THE SITE
• CONFIRM APPOINTMENT TIMES WITH THE PB OFFICE, AND ARRANGE REGULAR INTERVAL CONTACT WITH THE OFFICE. FOR THIS FRAMEWORK WE WILL CALL THE CA BEFORE AND AFTER EACH SITE SURVEY
• ENSURE THAT MOBILE PHONE IS AVAILABLE AND THAT THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED
• ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE APPROPRIATE MEANS TO CARRY SURVEY EQUIPMENT TO AND FROM SITE AND DURING THE SURVEY ITSELF
TO PROVIDE SAVE ACCESS AND EGRESS AND TO PROTECT AGAINST ROUGH AND SHARP EDGES AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING BASIC PPE WILL BE WORN WHEN REQUIRED:
• SAFETY BOOTS / SHOES
• HI-VIZ VEST OR JACKET
• GLOVES WILL BE CARRIED BY ALL SURVEYORS, BUT ONLY WORN WHERE DEEMED NECESSARY. THE LEAD MEMBER OF EACH SURVEY TEAM WILL ALSO HOLD A TRAVEL FIRST AID KIT WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES.

BEFORE STARTING WORK THE SURVEYOR WILL LOOK AROUND AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE GENERAL LAYOUT OF THE SITE, AND SOME OF THE ASPECTS OF THE STRUCTURES OR OTHER FEATURES PRESENT. FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS BUILT FROM 1995 ONWARDS A H&S FILE FOR THE BUILDING SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IF DEEMED NECESSARY. THE SURVEYOR WILL BE PARTICULARLY AWARE OF:
• WEAK OR DAMAGED STRUCTURES
• FRAGILE ROOFS
• WEAKENED FLOORS
• TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING AERIALS
• POOR OR INADEQUATE LIGHTING
MOST OF THESE POTENTIAL HAZARDS SHOULD BE FAIRLY EASILY SPOTTED, BUT OTHERS MAY NOT BE AS OBVIOUS:
• ASBESTOS
• CONFINED SPACES
• ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION
• LIVE CABLES
• CONTAMINATION
• VERMIN

TAKE REASONABLE CARE OF YOURSELF, USE EQUIPMENT PROVIDED, COMPLY WITH THE SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK IN PLACE, ADVISE THE PROJECT MANAGER OF ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY MAKE THEM UNSUITABLE FOR LONE WORKING AND TO REMOVE THEMSELVES FROM LONE WORKING IF CONDITIONS CHANGE THAT INCREASE THE RISK TO THE INDIVIDUAL (EG CHANGE IN EXTERNAL RISKS FROM THIRD PARTIES).

WHEN LONE WORKING IS TO BE CARRIED OUT, THE SPECIFIC CONTROL MEASURES IMPLEMENTED MUST INCLUDE ARRANGEMENTS FOR REGULAR CONTACT BETWEEN THE SURVEYOR AND STL OR PM. COMMUNICATION WITH THE NOMINATED CONTACT POINT WILL BE BY THE METHOD AND PERIODICITY SPECIFIED. THE COMMUNICATION ARRANGEMENTS SHALL ENSURE THAT A PROCESS HAS BEEN AGREED AND UNDERSTOOD IN THE EVENT THAT A LONE WORKER DOES NOT CALL INTO THE CONTACT POINT.

WHERE NECESSARY, PARTICULARLY FOR LARGER SITES, THE SURVEYOR WILL ACQUIRE AN EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE BUILDING OWNER / FACILITIES MANAGER.

REGULARLY UPDLOADING REPORTS AND OTHER SITE DATA TO ENABLE ACCURATE AND TIMELY REPORTING.

PROVIDING PROGRESS UPDATES TO THE PM. MAINTAINING CONTACT WITH THE SITE OFFICE (GODALMING) THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

THE SURVEYOR MUST HAVE ACCESS TO RELIABLE HIGH SPEED BROADBAND INTERNET AT HOME TO ENABLE UPDATING OF KEY WEBSITES AND ISSUE AND RECEIPT OF INFORMATION BY EMAIL. THERE MUST BE AN ALTERNATIVE IF ACCESS AT HOME IS NOT RELIABLE, SUCH THAT ACCESS IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE.

AT OTHER TIMES (BETWEEN SURVEY TRANCHES), ASSIST THE BUILDING SURVEYING TEAM AS APPROPRIATE AT THE TIME, INCLUDING:

• TO UNDERTAKE A TRADITONAL SET OF BUILDING SURVEYING DUTIES INCLUDING DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION OF PROJECTS (ALTERATIONS, REFURBISHMENTS, NEW BUILD) IN A RANGE OF SECTORS (COMMERCIAL, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, DEFENCE, ETC) AND FULL CONTRACT ADMINSTRATION OF THE SAME.

• MANAGEMENT OF SELF, PROJECTS AND CLIENTS AS WELL AS A PROJECT DESIGN TEAM.

PERSONAL PROFILE:

PROFESSIONAL, PRESENTABLE, PUNCTUAL, RELIABLE AND A TEAM PLAYER.
ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF PERSONS AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY.
PROACTIVE AND ENJOYS ENSURING TASKS ARE COMPLETED ON TIME.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION-RELATED DEGREE
• PUNCTUAL
• RELIABLE
• ABLE TO WORK ON OWN INITIATIVE
• PRESENTABLE AND GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS, COMFORTABLE MEETING NEW PEOPLE
• MOTIVATED TO SUCCEED AND ACHIEVE PROJECT TARGETS
• KNOWLEDGE OF BUILDING AND CONDITION SURVEYS AND THE PRESSURE OF LARGE NUMBERS OF SURVEYS TO COMPLETE WITHIN PROGRAMME
• EXCELLENT ABILITY OF BASIC MEASURED SURVEYS AND SKETCHES
• EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
• EXCELLENT ABILITY TO DESCRIBE AND RECORD DETAIL AND THOUGHTS

• BSC DEGREE IN BUILDING SURVEYING OR OTHER RELEVANT SUBJECT
• FULL DRIVING LICENCE

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• CSCS CARD AT PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED PERSON OR FREQUENT VISITOR LEVEL
• SATISFACTORY CRB CHECK DOCUMENTS
• QUALIFIED FIRST AIDER
• CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT KNOWLEDGE
• CONSTRUCTION DETAILING AND DESIGN SKILLS
• AUTOCAD
• ENROLLED ON RICS APC
• PARTY WALLS
• DILAPIDATIONS
• HISTORIC BUILDINGS
• BREEAM/SUSTAINABILITY
• PRESENTATION SKILLS
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