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Lead Project Building Surveyor

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-2214
  • Published: Fri 10/05/2024, 16:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £55,158 - £58,197
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON

Leading Project Building Surveyor

The opportunity has arisen to join a busy Technical Services Team ISO9001 accredited, the Hard FM part of the in-house Facilities Management services this is a full time role within the Building surveying team lead by the Senior Building Surveyor.

The TST team deliver a wide range of statutory compliance programs and capital improvement projects for the councils corporate, Leisure and education property portfolio (Non-housing). The Technical Services Team is the construction arm of Facilities Management and was short listed for the New London Awards in 2019 for its extensive remodelling/ refurbishment of an Edwardian Period Library in Bethnal Green.

TST consists of specialist building surveyors electrical engineers and mechanical engineers with senior engineers and surveyors as the relevant team leaders.

Tower Hamlets is a great place to build a career with a strong commitment to invest in staff and support with their development and growth.

The role offers a competitive salary, generous annual leave and the local government pension scheme. It is based in the brand-new BREEAM excellent Civic Centre in Whitechapel at the Old Royal London Hospital location.                                                              

Role Purpose

As a key part of the Technical Services Team that delivers works across a corporate property portfolio (Non-Housing) the post holder works under the direction of the Senior Building Surveyor who is the lead on Building Projects and Fabric for the team. The Leading Project Building surveyor post holder will as directed organise, manage and oversee the delivery of a high-quality, cost-effective building surveying service in accordance with the needs of various client groups requiring a broad-based knowledge.

Role is to organise and manage the allocated Building Surveyors to ensure delivery of the relevant aspects of the team’s overall objectives. To provide a professional service to ensure that properties are effectively and efficiently maintained, repaired, adapted, improved or replaced, in accordance with client requirements, good practice, legislative and statutory requirements and to achieve agreed performance targets. To ensure that Building Fabric aspects of projects are managed to be compliant and delivered within the agreed financial and time parameters.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for managing and leading on all allocated building works and aspects of projects under direction from the Senior building surveyor regarding the planning, review and development to fully meet the annual requirements of the Council’s corporate repairs, allotted projects and capital programmes.

Responsible for ensuring the allocated building surveyor delivers the full range of duties on allocated works appropriate to the scope of work undertaken, including major new build and/or refurbishment projects, planned maintenance and other revenue and capital funded projects with work programmes including Stakeholder consultation, brief agreement, preparation and presentation of feasibilities and option appraisals. Scheme design, preparation of accurate budget estimates and spend profile projections.

Requirements

Higher National Diploma in Building Studies or equivalent formal qualification, extensive experience in direct management of surveyors delivering works to a commercial property portfolio.

Significant experience as a Chartered Construction manager or Chartered building engineer working directly on commercial properties. Experience of working within a large Corporate/ Civil service/ Local Government office environment creating complete project tender packs and manging projects from feasibility/ design through to completion.


Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 

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  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-2214
  • Published: Fri 10/05/2024, 16:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £55,158 - £58,197
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON