Building Surveyor

  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • £34,984 to £39,336
  • August 24, 2022

Building Surveyor

Here at Somerset County Council, we have an opportunity for a Building Surveyor to join our corporate property Team.

This is a new role in our expanding team and will offer a high level of autonomy in a flexible environment, delivering large scale projects and programmes across a diverse property portfolio.

You’ll be working as the client – taking responsibility for the Corporate Estate. This will involve working operationally and commissioning works to third parties, determining the scope and overseeing the quality of service delivered.

The County Council is currently undertaking an extensive programme of schools and corporate asset capital maintenance programmes, decarbonisation schemes and refurbishment projects. You will play a key role in scoping, commissioning and delivering these programmes.

Autonomy, responsibility, and impact – you’ll get each of these in this role.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

As a Building Surveyor in our team, you’ll be involved in the following right from the word go:

  • Managing a 3 year, £1.2m programme of condition and decarbonisation works across our Residential and Activity Centre assets. This is a programme of work across two listed estates to improve the overall condition and customer appeal of these assets, as well as undertaking a scheme of decarbonisation works to remove or reduce the use of fossil fuels as part of SCC’s Climate Emergency objective.
  • Managing a £400k programme of condition works across our Heritage Trust assets. Working with the trust, you will manage a scheme of high priority maintenance works across the four historical sites, including at the scheduled ancient monument of Taunton Castle.
  • Taking a lead role as the client across a diverse property portfolio, undertaking a wide range of maintenance and improvement programmes, carrying out condition surveys and undertaking works inspections.

A few things about you

When it comes to recruitment, it’s about making sure that we’re right for each other. That it’s the job you want, that it’s right for you and you’re right for it.

These are the kinds of skills and experience we are looking for:

  • Experience of managing programmes of maintenance or constructions works on operational premises (ideally as a Building Surveyor or property professional).
  • The ability to work effectively in a challenging environment, successfully managing your own diverse workload whilst also being a key member of a wider team delivering an effective property management function.
  • Excellent (or at least really, really good) knowledge in construction and building regulations, defect analysis and ability to carry out condition surveys using dedicated asset management software.

You’ll also need to carry out site visits and surveys across the county of Somerset, which means you’ll need access to a private vehicle with business use purposes.

Additional information

The salary for the role is £34,984 to £39,336 per annum (this includes a £4,000 recruitment allowance per annum for up to 3 years).

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Andrew Wilson, Service Manager, Corporate Building Surveyor, on 07971 658521.

From 1 April 2023 the County and District councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority – Somerset Council. It’s a genuinely exciting time to join us as we work together with the four district councils to deliver the new council for Somerset.

Why choose Somerset County Council

We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees, including:

– A Local Government Pension Scheme.

– Discounted lease car via salary sacrifice scheme and options for discounts on petrol or diesel.

– My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and so forth.

– A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, additional annual leave, computers, mobile phones

and health screening.

– Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.

– Staff discounts in gyms.

– Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.

– Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £34,984 to £39,336
  • Job Category
    Property / Sales / Lettings
  • Disability Confident
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