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Client Side Building Surveyor - Central London - Landed Estate

Location London, London Job Type Permanent
Salary £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Sector Building and Construction, Surveying

The Estate's objective is to manage the portfolio as a progressive business set within a thriving local community where good stewardship is upheld.

The Estate's policy is to consider all commercial opportunities including development land, re-use of buildings and other sources of income with investment being permitted where a good rate of return can be delivered.

Reporting to the Estate Manager the post holder will occupy a key role within the management team leading the maintenance, repair and improvement of the wide range of buildings across the Portfolio. This is a key role in bringing modern management techniques and a consistent approach to a traditional Estate.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Delivering agreed standards of maintenance, repair and improvement of buildings in a safe, cost effective and timely manner within agreed budgets and schedules of work.
  • To increase the in-house trades including setting of annual objectives, carrying out annual appraisals, updating job descriptions and providing feedback, training and coaching as required to maximise performance.
  • Liaising with the Estate Manager and external consultants regarding proposed refurbishments and repairs to agree the specification of works.
  • Preparing written specifications, schedules of works, technical drawings. Tendering contracts, selecting contractors, issuing contract documents and supervising works through to completion on time and within budget.
  • Managing budgets and cost forecasts, financial reporting and monitoring efficiency a monthly basis.
  • Surveying and grading condition of properties. Preparation of a rolling programme of planned maintenance and improvement to be agreed with the Estate Manager.
  • Undertaking surveys of buildings and preparing conservation plans for listed properties.
  • Preparation and submission of planning and building regulation applications. Schedules of condition and from time to time dilapidations surveys.
  • Undertaking feasibility studies, insurance valuations and other valuation/costing work.

Experience and Qualifications

  • RICS qualified Building Surveyor.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction, building techniques and good practice, including different forms of construction, M&E.
  • Experience of maintaining traditionally constructed properties, including Listed buildings, and project management.
  • Good working knowledge of CDM regulations, JCT contracts, Listed Building regulations.
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively.

  • Good presentation and negotiation skills.

  • Initiative, creativity, enthusiasm and persistence.