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.