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Notting Hill Genesis is one of London’s leading housing associations, and we have an ambitious programme to build 1,400 homes a year. We currently have 2,000 homes on site and a strong pipeline with a range of exciting projects that will deliver high quality homes and communities.
We’re looking for a Defects Surveyor to join our team to manage latent and major defect projects within our portfolio. You’ll be responsible for leading projects, working with a number of internal and external stakeholders to resolve latent defects. You’ll be responsible for finding solutions, bringing projects in on time and within budget as well as ensuring there is minimum disruption for our residents.
This is a challenging and rewarding role but also a great opportunity to make NHG a leader in defect management. Resident satisfaction is one of NHGs top priorities and a focus on this will run through everything you do. Experience of defect resolution, the construction process and contract management is therefore vital in this role as well as the ability to quickly identify issues and negotiate successful outcomes.
With a background in building surveying or property and an appropriate qualification (e.g. RIBA/ RICS) you’ll use your technical know how to work with colleagues in our asset management department, development project managers, external consultants, and contractors to find solutions first time round. You’ll be NHGs project lead so you’ll bring strong project management experience to the role. An understanding of procurement will be key as you’ll be responsible for procuring consultants and at times, contractors, for your projects. You’ll work within NHGs procurement regulations at all times.
The ability to negotiate and influence within this role is vital. You’ll have experience of contact management and will know how to get the best from contractors. Your ability to communicate will cut across all levels and you’ll build successful, positive and professional relationships.
Your role will involve working with industry bodies such as NHBC, BRE, warranty providers and other industry bodies to resolve latent defects. You’ll need to stay up to date with industry best practice and changes in legislation. At NHG we’re also keen to feedback our experience into new projects so you’ll be a key contributor in making sure we address design or installation issues in future builds by influencing our Employers Requirements and technical specifications for the future.
You will be required to work with the Latent Defects Project Manager to provide regular reports to senior managers on project progress. At times these reports will be required for review at Executive Level and you’ll be confident in producing reports to a high standard. Throughout the life of the project you’ll keep clear and detailed records against each case so our management teams know what action is being taken.
Our front line housing management teams do a fantastic job in providing property management services to our residents. Your role will be to support them on the projects you’re working on by ensuring they’re fully up to speed. You’ll be expected to visit residents in their homes to review and diagnose defect issues. There may also be occasions where you’re required to attend resident association meetings to provide updates on project progress and this may require some occasional evening working. Within the wider Post Construction Services Team you’ll support colleagues managing defects within years 1 and 2 of handover. You’ll assist colleagues with defect diagnoses on difficult cases and help identify any trends. You’ll provide support as necessary during this period.
This role comes with responsibility and you’ll thrive in this kind of environment. NHG is committed to your continual development and will support you with ongoing qualifications and professional development.
Applications for this role will close at 10:00am on 15 March 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and assessment. Interviews and assessments will be held week commencing 29 March 2021.