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Building Surveyor

Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils
Crossgates House, Redditch
£38,000.00 to £45,000.00
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Situated in North Worcestershire, Bromsgrove District Council and Redditch Borough Council share services.  The Councils are committed to being a customer driven organisation, with our customers at the heart of everything we do; focused on improving delivery services that make a difference to the community that we serve.

The role

To undertake extensive building contract administration, the preparation of legal contract tender documentation, specification, supervision and monitoring of capital contracts for Council owned Housing.

To carry out inspections of void and tenanted properties to agree work specifications.

To be responsible for the delivery of a customer focussed Capital programmes of work. Proactively engaging with residents to provide support, advice and interventions to ensure that properties are effectively maintained, all repairs are undertaken promptly and to high standards, contractors are monitored and supervised ensuring performance targets are achieved and high levels of customer satisfaction is attained.

Key Requirements

To undertake feasibility studies and stock condition surveys, and to prepare specifications and schedule of works for possible remedial works. 

To provide regular updates of expenditure on capital budgets and performance of the services and to maintain financial and statistical records for all capital works including any special projects.

Monitor and supervise contractors to ensure an effective and efficient delivery of work/contract

To prepare and present regular progress and performance of contracts following monthly contract meetings

To be responsible for dealing with any customer complaints and undertaking the necessary action

To assist in the identification of properties and schemes requiring future planned maintenance programmes including carrying out stock condition surveys.

To carry out pre and post inspections of void properties and prepare detailed schedule of works for contractors, obtain necessary quotations in accordance with the Councils Corporate Procurement Rules

Carry out surveys of specialist projects/works and compile information to assist with the preparation of specifications and other contract documents, including measured surveys.

To ensure compliance with all statutory requirements and respond quickly to actions arising from the Council’s legal obligations, .e.g. Section 82’s and Section 11 requirements

To work in compliance with appropriate legislation including Financial Regulations, Corporate Procurement Rules, Data Protection Act and the Standing Orders of Redditch Borough Council.

To carry out all duties with a working knowledge of Health and Safety and CDM regulations whilst adhering to the safe systems of work specified in the Redditch Borough Council Health & Safety policy.

Skills & experience

At least 3 years post qualification experience working in a building / surveying environment.

Knowledge of statutory legislation, financial and contractual regulations.

Experience and knowledge of repairs and maintenance.

Experience of contract administration.

Experience of planned programmes of work.

HNC/professional qualification in building construction related field and/or related qualification and an additional 2 years post qualification experience of capital contracts and project management  or considerable experience (5 Years +) in a similar role.

To provide technical advice and guidance to other staff and tenants.

Additional Information

The Councils offer a range of staff benefits:

  • pension
  • generous leave entitlements starting at 25 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • flexible working, where appropriate
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • access to employee benefits platform.  Where you can find discounts for high street shops, leisure discounts, holiday discounts, salary sacrifice schemes and more

What next

Need further information? please contact Andrew W Rainbow (recruiting manager) on 07929095646 or email or email 

Closing date for completed applications: 19 July 2024 (Midnight)

Interviews will take place on 29 July 2024

If this role interests you please use the 'Apply Now' button

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