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Senior Building Surveyor

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  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £18.92 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

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  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Senior Maintainence Surveyor 
Akton Recruitment currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Maintainence Surveyor to work within a local authority in the Eastbourne area

Purpose of role

Responsibility for managing a team of surveyors whose main function is inspecting, assessing, scheduling and ordering maintenance works to tenanted and void properties. Responsibility for monitoring the performance of all response and void maintenance undertaken by contractors.

Key Objectives

1 Effectively and efficiently lead a team whose main functions are to inspect, identify and quantify repair works requested by tenants and leaseholders and to carry out inspections of vacant dwellings, prior to mutual exchange, transfer, or re-letting.
2 Provide appropriate evidence to support the raising of a rechargeable account following inspection if the work, or elements of the work, considered to be the responsibility of the tenant.
3 Assist in the carrying out of the preparation, letting and appropriate supervision of a range of response maintenance contracts for the Council’s housing stock.
4 Assist in the compilation, proper operation and control of the budgets within the post holder’s remit.
5 Provide advice, information and assistance on repairs and maintenance matters.
6 Prepare and submit claims for work which are recoverable under insurance policies.
7 Assist in the monitoring, amending and updating of the Schedule of Rates and other Contract documentation.
8 From the information derived from a pre-inspection, select the appropriate work items from the Schedule of Rates and ensure that they are entered onto the works order together with relevant dimensions, materials and estimated costs.
9 Where the work falls outside the scope of the Schedule of Rates, invite quotations and ensure that the work required is entered on the work order including all relevant dimensions, materials and costs.
10 Undertake on-site inspections of work in progress or, upon its completion, check that the repairs ordered have been carried out satisfactorily and that accounts submitted are correct.
11 Undertake site surveys required to assess the need for future maintenance programs.
12 Assist in the monitoring of contractor performance and compliance with contract conditions. Agree variation orders and certify accounts.
13 Maintain all necessary records required to administer and control the contracts.
14 Prepare specifications and tender documents as required.

For more information please call 01772 428186.