Principal Building Surveyor

10 Woodcock Street Birmingham B7 4BL
£34,788 to £42,683
15 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
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Property Services, Inclusive Growth Directorate

As the largest local authority in the country with the biggest property portfolio we utilise the Council’s property and land assets to stimulate economic activity, attract investment, and create income to support service delivery and to provide frontline services to the citizens of Birmingham.

Property Services provide an extensive range of professional services through three key areas; Investment Property Management, Property Valuations/Sales and Operational Property Management. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Building Surveyor to join our thriving professional team.

The Role

You will assist in the management of the City Council’s substantial and varied land and property portfolio. In particular, relating to the formulation and delivery of maintenance programmes, associated advice and procurement of services to deliver programmes of work for a wide range of property, including those in the Commercial, Surplus Property and Operational Portfolios. 

You will undertake project management and financial management duties relating to the identification, implementation and project management of schemes within the Capital Programme, together with other funded related building projects within Property Strategy / Asset Management Plan recommendations.  

You will assist with the establishment and management of the repairs and capital strategy for the Investment Portfolio, Operational Portfolios, and Surplus Properties Portfolio and to ensure that financial procedures are adhered to.



There is a requirement to undertake site visits and the job holder will need to organise their own transport. A casual car allowance is available.

Due to the nature of the work you will be required to carry out duties at such times as may be most effective in respect of the task in hand. This will inevitably involve reassessment of the working week, also out of hours working during the evening or weekends as required, within the grading of the job without further pay.

Your Skills

You will be a RICS qualified Surveyor with substantial experience of Building Management and Capital Project work.  You will have experience in managing people either in the Public or private sector and be able to lead and motivate staff.

You will have extensive experience of managing budgets and have excellent communication skills, providing complex reports and professional advice to the public and other professionals.  You will be highly adaptable in order to respond to changing needs within the business and wider directorate.

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.

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