Building Surveyor

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Surveying & Related Services
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference






Job Purpose:

To be responsible as a professional surveyor for the repair, maintenance, improvement and re-servicing of all, managed and leased stock in accordance with relevant policies, procedures and legislation, providing an effective and efficient technical service.

Main responsibilities of a building surveyor:

  • To inspect occupied and vacant properties and communal areas, prepare specifications for work, arrange tendering if appropriate, issuing works orders, supervising work, inspecting completed work and authorising payments and to ensure schemes are completed to time.

  • To prepare specifications, undertake tendering procedures, issue appropriate orders including variations, within approved financial constraints. To secure planning or building control approval. To supervise, inspect and authorise payments for any other minor technical works.

  • In liaison with Legal, complete witness statements, reports and specifications in relation to disrepair or other similar legal action in which Newham is involved and represent Newham in litigation.

  • To investigate complaints against contractors, deal with contractual disputes and where necessary refer to arbitration or litigation.

  • To effectively liaise and respond to requests from other sections within the organisation, as well as representatives from other divisions or departments, to enable a comprehensive and efficient repairs and maintenance service to be provided to tenants, leaseholders and other service users.

  • To monitor and control budgetary expenditure relating to repairs, voids and planned works and to authorise stage and/or final payments.

A building surveyor must have:

  • Knowledge of Building Regulations and Health & Safety legislation.

  • Knowledge of tendering procedures.

  • Experience of building inspection work, identifying faults, preparing reports/specifications.

  • Detailed knowledge of building contracts, ideally including partnering contracts.

  • Willingness to work out of hours, desirable, full driving licence, ability to work in confined spaces and at height.

  • Formal qualification in one or more of the following areas is desirable:

    • building technology/construction

    • repairs

    • estimating

    • contractual matters

*Please apply online with your CV. Please note that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted*

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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day