Senior Building Surveyor

Posted on 11 March 2024 Apply
  • Directorate BHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Salary £45441 - £48474 plus £6k market supplement
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date

Location

Hove Town Hall

Job Summary

  • Job reference
    orbis/TP/3035/39665
  • Positions available
    1
  • Working hours
    37
  • Job category
    Property
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Senior Building Surveyor – M9 plus £6k annual market supplement

Hove Town Hall, Hove

37 Hours per week with flexible hybrid working

No two days are the same in Brighton & Hove City Council’s Building Surveying Team! If you like genuine diversity in your Building Surveying work and are looking to learn new skills, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

This council has set the City an ambitious carbon neutral target by 2030 and this is the chance for you to contribute to that in a positive, meaningful way.

Interview date: to be confirmed

About the role

From finding solutions to rectifying defects, undertaking all kinds of refurbishments to organising a far-reaching programme of planned maintenance works, we deal with schools, social care premises, non-housing buildings, listed historic buildings, etc. You will work with our Mechanical and Electrical Engineers as part of a design team approach to refurbishment projects that reduce carbon.

We need team players who are strong on Health and Safety, confident on AutoCAD, proactive in monitoring contractor performance on site, a flexible approach, good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure in our trusted, busy team of professionals.

The post is full-time, permanent, 37 hours a week. There are two other Senior Building Surveyors within the team, each of whom also have direct reports to support, mentor and manage. You will be well supported by the team as you grow your career.

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of Client teams across the City who will value and respect your input. We remain sustainably independent as we generate fees through the works we manage. Always busy, we continue to secure further programmes of work and need to fill these posts with the right people.

Job Introduction:

We need a team player who has good leadership and person management skills, is strong on Health and Safety, confident on AutoCAD, have monitoring contractor and performance on site skills, a flexible approach, good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure in our trusted, busy team of professionals.

You will have relevant experience working as a Building Surveyor, preferably in a Senior role with good leadership and management skills and be qualified MRICS or MCIOB. We will pay your annual subs.

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of Client teams across the City to support service provision, corporate objectives and ensure the best use of our assets. We remain sustainably independent as we generate fees through the works we manage. Always busy, we continue to secure further programmes of work and need to fill this post with the right person.

In return you will enjoy a package of benefits that includes;

  • a healthy work life balance with flexible working hours and hybrid working from home and at Hove Town Hall
  • a laptop and iPhone for the days you work from home
  • an attractive pension scheme
  • generous annual leave from 28 days plus bank holidays plus 2 extra statutory plus 2 concessionary days per annum and flexi-days if you accrue additional hours
  • 24/7 access to free advice and support via the employee assistance programme
  • lifestyle benefits such as season ticket loans, travel and leisure discounts
  • tax-free benefits including the cycle to work scheme
  • relocation package

Based at Hove Town Hall there will be opportunity for hybrid working to help ensure a real work life balance.

If you would like to find out more please e-mail the best number to call you back on to the Building Surveying & Utilities Management martin.hilson@brighton-hove.gov.uk  or Senior Building Surveyors will.davis@brighton-hove.gov.uk or martyn.heasman@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to  work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

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