What you'll do
We’re looking for someone exceptional who wants to make a difference and strives in a challenging environment. If you have a proven track record of providing an excellent responsive repair and void surveying service within the housing sector. Combined with the natural ability to build relationships with contractors, stakeholders and consultants, a fabulous opportunity has arisen to join us as a Maintenance Surveyor (Kent & Sussex) – 6 month FTC.
In this exciting role, you’ll be front line assessing, identifying solutions and instructing works for responsive repairs covering sites across Kent & Sussex including taking corrective action where necessary and report regularly to the Senior Maintenance Surveyor on progress.
You’ll analyse and assess building defects, provide remedial proposals and prepare specifications for remedial repairs. You’ll ensure that specifications are up to date and meet current legislative standards.
You’ll carry out H&S spot checks and monitor contractors and ensure contractors are working safely and complying with all relevant Health & Safety risk assessments and method statements. You’ll ensure work is carried out within the budgets and value for money is achieved, by monitoring and reporting on performance.
You’ll continuously identify ways of delivering the service in a more efficient and effective way. To suggest improvements procedure, processes and quality control.
What you’ll need
The successful candidate will have ideally worked for a Housing Association and/or Local Authority in a similar position carrying out responsive repairs.
You’ll have experience of working with contractors using SOR’s and non SOR’s contracts.
- You’ll have competent knowledge of relevant and current, codes of practice, building regulations, health and safety legislation, standards and materials.
- You’ll have extensive experience with building surveying within Housing.
- You’ll have a proven track record of contract management responsibilities.
- You’ll also need to have a full UK Driving license and access to a vehicle.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 23:59
We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.
What's in it for you
- Life assurance
- Healthcare cash plan
- Eyecare & dental
- Birthday leave
- Retailers discounts
- Cycle to work
- Buy & sell annual leave
- Season ticket loan
- In-house academy & career development
- Flexible working
Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.