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Quantity Surveyor

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Birmingham
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Reference
2321

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Surveyors
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Quantity Surveyor – City Housing, Asset Management Division

Permanent

Grade 5 - £40,221 - £48,474

Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference?

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on one of the most critical periods of Birmingham's future? In a city facing unprecedented financial challenges, Birmingham City Council is seeking dynamic individuals who demonstrate the expertise, determination, and unwavering resilience required to ensure the delivery of high-quality asset management services to our residents. 

Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority social landlord in Europe, with a stock profile of just under 60,000 properties. As a member of the Commercial and Contract Management Team, within the Asset Management Division, you will fulfil the Quantity Surveyor function, responsible for assessing and scrutinising our supply chains costs across a range of construction and maintenance projects, seeking to ensure costs are fair, reasonable and representative of the works entailed and when compared to sector benchmarks

We have embarked on a change journey to become a high performing social landlord.  We recently launched an ambitious plan to invest between approx. £220m in our housing stock each year for the next seven years. Our strategic priority is to improve the condition and quality of our homes for our residents, ensuring they are warm, safe, and sustainable for the years to come.  

As a Quantity Surveyor within the team, you will provide expert knowledge and advice to enable the Council to deliver the Quantity Surveyor function to the Councils Asset Management Division, focused on repairs & maintenance, compliance, building safety and planned maintenance services and capital works, including major construction projects.  You will play a pivotal part in the design, specification, cost and programme planning and onsite evaluation of works and measures undertaken by our construction partners in relation of major construction projects.  You will provide accurate and timely financial information to meet the needs of Asset Management Division and a costs auditing facility.  At all times you’ll be able to prove value for money and embed value engineering principles, spending wisely.

If you are passionate about delivering high-quality asset management housing services, an enthusiast who wants to make a difference every day, have an aspiration to deliver the best outcomes to residents, and possess an innovative approach to service improvement, then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Join Birmingham City Council: A Career with Impact and Opportunity-

What’s in it for you?

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's a chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Birmingham's most vulnerable citizens. The sense of fulfilment we experience each day is unparalleled, and we are immensely proud to be part of this dedicated team. We invite you to share in that pride and join us in our mission.

At Birmingham City Council, we offer exceptional benefits and clear pathways for career advancement. We are committed to developing and coaching our staff, ensuring that once you are trained in your role, we will support your career ambitions and help you progress through our ranks. Many of our current leaders started in support roles- you could be the next Head of Service.

We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including those with caring responsibilities. Flexible working options will be considered to accommodate your needs.

Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Valued Contributions: We actively seek input from our colleagues on broader business priorities. If you have specific interests, let us know, and we'll strive to match them with relevant tasks.
  • Generous Pension Scheme: Benefit from substantial employer contributions.
  • Flexible Working Arrangements: Where applicable, to suit your lifestyle.
  • Staff Discount Scheme: Access discounts with numerous local businesses.
  • Family-Friendly Policies: Supporting your work-life balance.
  • Supportive Culture: Empowering you to thrive in a positive work environment.
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement: Ample time to recharge and relax.
  • Subsidized Travel Passes: Making your commute more affordable.
  • Occupational Health Support: Including a confidential counselling service.
  • Accredited Investor in People: Recognising our commitment to staff development.
  • Employee Health and Wellbeing: Comprehensive support to keep you at your best.
  • Career Progression Routes: Championing and supporting your professional growth.

Join us at Birmingham City Council and embark on a rewarding career that not only enhances your professional journey but also makes a lasting impact on our community.

You must upload a CV via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to showcase how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your CV your application will not be considered

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the communities we serve. Our data tells us that for this level of role, ethnic minorities are underrepresented and therefore we will use positive action to support us to achieve diverse shortlists. This may mean that recruitment times are a little longer, but we think this is worth it to achieve our aim.

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people.

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

For any informal enquires please contact: Neil.Cox@Birmingham.gov.uk 

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Job Description and Person Specification: Quantity Surveyor A95 Gr5 JDPS.docx

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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West Midlands
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