Building Surveyor

  • Location
    Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary
    £ 41232 - £ 42378 / Year
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Property and Housing
  • External Reference
    JN-072022-265214
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Surveying & Related Services

The Adecco Group's specialist Property Services Division are working with a North East based Housing Association to assist them in recruiting a Building Surveyor on a permanent basis.


Do you want to work for an organisation that believes people are their greatest asset? This is an exciting time to join a team where are valued, encouraged, looked after, and empowered.


Job purpose


Working in Asset Management, responsible for:



  • Preparing schemes of planned investment works

  • Preparing one-off technical and specialist projects

  • Producing all relevant details and documents to ensure external contractors or internal delivery teams can be successful in the delivery of those schemes

  • Administering the fire risk assessment and balcony remedial works contracts ensuring actions and are completed within timescale and satisfactorily recorded

  • Undertake a variety of building surveys, inspections and audits of homes and assets, including new build projects

  • Effective diagnosis, recording and monitoring of works in relation to structural movement/failure

  • Undertake and/or manage diagnostic surveys of property defects to identify solutions, define and quantify the extent of the issue identified, and develop specifications for remedial works



Core Duties



  • Act as lead for technical advice determining the condition of homes and buildings within the portfolio, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair

  • Provide technical advice across believe housing in relation to all aspects relating to surveying, defect investigation and building pathology

  • Undertake pre and post-inspection surveys in line with survey demands, programme requirements and operating plans

  • Undertake building surveys and advise on the management, supervision and maintenance of buildings, producing good quality written technical reports or feasibility studies along with detailed drawings and specifications

  • Manage planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations Building Surveyor JDPS / FINAL / 01.03.2022

  • Support with complex adaptation requests, assessing building design to meet the needs of people with disabilities

  • Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings ensuring the organisation is protected

  • Negotiate dilapidation's (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair), advise on boundary and 'right to light' disputes, party wall procedures and prepare insurance assessments and claims

  • Work closely with the Environmental Team supporting with expertise and advice on options for fabric first energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction options.

  • Provide expertise in and instruct on the options for refurbishment/preservation/conservation of historic buildings

  • Ad-hoc surveys as and when requested by other internal & external stakeholders

  • Prepare detailed specifications and drawings relating to identified works considering the whole life maintenance, including the preparation of building regulation and planning applications

  • Undertake clerk of works duties and quality audits when required in line with demand

  • Manage health and safety issues in your area of responsibility



Essential requirements



  • A recognised professional qualification in a property related discipline - Building Surveying BSc (hons) or similar, or considerable demonstrable experience in a Building Surveying role

  • Detailed understanding of all aspects of CDM 2015

  • Knowledge of planning and building control issues

  • A recognised Fire Safety Qualification or a Qualified Fire Risk Assessor (or similar)

  • Experience of managing fire safety remedial works



Package & benefits



  • £41,232 - £42,378 per annum,

  • 31-33 days of annual leave

  • working the believe way allows us to be more agile in the ways we work and creates a great work-life balance

  • an excellent pension scheme with 21.6% employer contribution. Visit the LGPS member site for more details

  • up to four days paid volunteering leave each year


To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Timothy Dutton