Principal Surveyor - Estates And Facilities

Cambridge, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has a vacancy for a Principal Surveyor to deliver a full range of planned building works associated with Council properties. The post holder will be allocated to a primary workstream (with appropriate resources) but will be expected to carry out a full range of similar duties in all workstreams as service priorities demand.

Job Purpose

  1. To be responsible for managing and motivating your team to ensure effective delivery of customer focussed services on time and within budget.
  2. To lead a team responsible for the effective management of a portfolio of all types of property maintenance and construction services provided by Estates & Facilities including both directly managed housing stock, leasehold properties and all types of general fund commercial or administrative properties as may be required from time to time.
  3. To assist in the development and formulation of maintenance investment programmes and budgets and to be accountable for the specification and delivery of approved programmes and the effective management, surveying and administration of projects and commercially contracted works.
  4. To provide effective management and leadership within the Asset Team and to assist the Asset Manager in the delivery of corporate objectives, maintaining statutory requirements and developing all aspects of best practice in service delivery.

Service Roles & Responsibilities

Provide a comprehensive surveying and technical advisory service for all Cambridge City Council property based activities, to include:
  • Inspection of and reporting on the condition of all property.
  • Preparing estimates.
  • Preparing plans, schedules, specifications, estimates and tender documents.
  • Obtaining tenders, issuing of works orders, supervision of works and settlement of accounts.
  • Preparing committee reports and attending committee meetings as required from time to time by the post's line manager or head of service.
  • Preparing Schedules of Condition for lease documents.
  • Preparing Schedules of Dilapidation and negotiating settlements of dilapidation claims with Council tenants and landlords.
  • Update or carry out new Fire Insurance Valuations.
  • Carry out fire and other relevant property related risk assessments and identify, cost and report on appropriate remedial measures to reduce risks to acceptable levels.
  • To liaise with all cost centre managers to ensure that regular building and building services monitoring tasks are being performed and to identify and resolve any building and services maintenance issues arising from.

Ensure that the Council satisfies health and safety requirements and other statutory requirements relating to its property including Health & Safety at Work Act and subsequent regulations, Construction Design and Management Regulations, Planning and Building Regulations, Party Wall Act.

Formulate and administer property maintenance and construction contracts, where delegated, including all aspects of pre contract, contract and post contract management.

To be accountable for the programme of work within the contract area ensuring that time scales and relevant budgets are adhered to and targets are achieved and KPIs measured.

Systematically review the condition of the Council's property portfolio with the Asset Manager and anticipate long-term maintenance requirements through the Project Appraisal process, including producing information and budget estimates for inclusion within the Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Develop maintenance and improvement programmes in order to minimise the requirement for response based repairs services.

Establish and maintain effective control of spending within the repair/planned works budget and provide regular reports.

Ensure specifications and documents are prepared in accordance with the Council's Standing Orders, contract documents and contractual requirements.

Develop and review new methods of building maintenance and working practices for the service, in discussion with internal/external contractors and City Homes.

Ensure that tenants, leaseholders and all other stakeholders are consulted in the most appropriate way, both individually and through resident associations.

Ensure that all aspects of leasehold property management are complied with and that all costs for leasehold property work are fully recovered.

Contribute to the management of the Council's Asset Database and ensure that all relevant property data is registered and updated utilising IT equipment and systems.

Carry out any other duties as required by your line manager from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to fulfill this role please submit your CV ASAP

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