• Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 17.5 - £ 22.72 / Hourly
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector

JOB TITLE: Building Maintenance Inspector
LOCATION: South West London
PAY RATE: £17.50 hourly Paye/ £22.72 hourly Umbrella
DURATION/Hours: 3-month initial contract/ 36 hours a week
IR35 STATUS: Inside

Job Purpose:

Provides a broad range of technical support in relation to routine and non-routine maintenance works. Offers support to other departments as directed, including tenant management organisations and housing cooperatives as necessary. Manages contractors and ensures best value is maintained. Delivers technical expertise in the handling of disrepair claims. Ensures a safe working environment for contractors and members of the public in respect of technical issues. Always upholds and maintains council policies and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Responsible to the Building Maintenance Manager (BMM) for the provision of technical support on routine and non-routine repairs.

  2. Responsible for ensuring that void properties are processed efficiently within specified timescales and any delays minimised.

  3. Investigates and responds to correspondence relating to repairs and maintenance within corporate guidelines.

  4. Undertakes pre- and post- work inspections to ensure that quality is maintained in accordance with contractual requirements. Checks and validates invoices and post-inspects works to maintain quality and ensure the timely and efficient payment of contractors.

  5. Responds to tenant and leaseholders requests for repair to their homes. Approves works and provides all appropriate documentation to support the decision-making process

  6. Responds to tenant and leaseholders requests for repair to their homes. Approves works and provides all appropriate documentation to support the decision-making process.

  7. Reports on insurance claims for fire, flood, subsidence, heave, or any other insured peril, liaises with the assessor, prepares a specification of works, seeks quotations and assesses technical conditions reports including drainage and asbestos. Carry out subsidence monitoring, keeping full records and updating the insurance section as necessary.

  8. Oversees compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act by contractors working on the housing stock e.g., risk assessments for working at height, confined spaces and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSH). Liaises with safety advisors and inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive as necessary.

Knowledge and experience:

  • A basic understanding of the health and safety at work act, fire risk assessments and asbestos regulations.

  • Ability to use a computer system, with a basic understanding of M.S. Office, Word, Excel, Outlook etc

  • Understanding of and commitment to the Children's Act and Vulnerable Adults Act.

  • Experience of property maintenance.

  • Experience of supervising contractors and dealing with poor performance.

  • Experience of dealing with the public in writing, face to face, over the telephone and by email.

  • Ability to undertake technical surveys, prepare detailed specifications/ estimates for repairs, raise accurate works orders, and monitor to completion

  • Ability to identify settlement, heave and subsidence, and water ingress condensation in buildings.

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