Repair Surveyor

None Specified
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time
Job Function
Senior Management
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Job Details

Summary of Core Purpose:

To deliver planned maintenance projects and major repair and improvement projects, and support the Assets department on a reactive basis when the need arises.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Work with colleagues to procure contractors and consultants in accordance with organisations rules.
  • Prepare specifications and contract documents for individual projects and programmes
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements are met, including Construction Design & Management regulations are met, and that Building Control and planning requirements are met when applicable
  • Ensure that contracts are signed, and that statutory requirements are met, before work commences
  • Provide cost and project information on a timely basis to allow s20 requirements to be met in schemes with leaseholders
  • Manage contracts, including issuing orders, chairing progress meetings, authorising payments, and managing any delays to the programme that may occur
  • Produce progress reports when required and exercise overall control of the project / programme costs within its approved budget
  • Ensure that customer feedback is obtained and acted upon
  • Contribute to the wider Assets team in devising specifications, standards and in selecting building products
  • Contribute to the wider Assets team in developing budgets and future planned projects
  • Comply with policies and procedures at all times

It is envisaged that most of the work will be planned. However some tasks will arise without notice, including:

  • Unforeseen building damage requiring major repairs
  • Works related to insurance claims, latent defects, resident alterations
  • Surveying properties that are to be disposed of
  • If exceptional circumstances arise in which additional support is needed within the Assets team.

Role Description Relationships:

  • No direct supervisory responsibility.
  • Deal with a variety of external and internal stakeholders including contractors, consultants, Building Control and Environmental Heath officers, residents, colleagues in housing management, and other Assets team members.

Financial Accountability:

* Ensuring that contracts terms offer value for money and are at market rates
* Authorising payments to contractors that are in accordance with contractual terms
* Identifying opportunities for cost savings and managing the cost of each project within its budget

Person Specification:

  • HNC/HND in Building Surveying, CIOB or equivalent
  • Evidence that understand current safety-related regulations and legislation


  • Writing specifications and contract documents
  • Alternative contract pricing methods and their application to specific situations
  • Leading the management of a contract and completion of a building or repair project
  • Managing a project within a budget
  • Residential repair or improvement projects
  • Procuring contractors and consultants

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Good technical understanding and awareness of residential structures and common building defects
  • Adequate understanding of the law relating to land, property, and construction contracts
  • Ability to respond to, evaluate and solve problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to effectively manage personal priorities and calendar to meet targets
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people, and produce clear reports
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, undertake own administrative tasks, and use company systems
  • Knowledge of forms of contract suitable for repair and improvement projects
  • Knowledge of building insurance claims
  • Current knowledge of party wall legislation and building regulations relating to housing

Other requirements

  • Valid driving licence
  • Basic DBS

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