Building Surveyor

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £23.00 per hour
Closing date
28 Sep 2021

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Contract Type

Building Surveyor

Temporary, Full Time

£23.00 per hour

Location: Chelmsford

Initial 3-month temporary assignment.

Discover the perfect work/life balance - then combine it with genuine job satisfaction.

At Essex County Council, we are proud to support a highly skilled team of employees - many of whom are local residents. Working together to achieve great results for their communities and neighbours, our people have a shared vision of delivering exceptional public services. It will therefore come as no surprise that our current transformation programme in which we are seeking to make the most of our resources with partnership initiatives and improved ways of working, is being widely welcomed. And when you join us, you could be at the heart of this fascinating work.

We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to determine the capital maintenance and minor project requirements across both the core and school's estate, developing the brief, engaging with designers and contractors throughout to ensure compliance with specifications, statutory requirements and best practice.

You will be responsible for collecting and maintaining condition data, providing advice during the pre-tender period, on the implications of any Value Engineering and/or specification decisions and reviewing contractor's operational compliance with H&S legislation and KPI's, highlighting and addressing instances of non-compliance through the appropriate channels.

Working in collaboration with the facilities manager you will be responsible for initial assessment of bids for emergency reactive works (RMAs), making recommendations where appropriate and delivering detailed inspections prior to practical or sectional completion

About you

Educated to degree level in Building Surveying or a similar will you have successfully performed in a similar role, delivering programmes of projects across a broad portfolio of buildings, using your analytical and problem-solving skills.

You will bring with you a deep and practical understanding of current engineering standards, statutory provisions, building regulations, construction contract principles, processes and procedures, with experience of working within a political environment with knowledge of a public sector setting and involvement in a large, complex environment

You will have experience of working with a diverse range of individuals at varying levels, engaging with them, finding ways to overcome obstacles, whilst also highlighting your strong leadership and behavioural skills, with the ability to influence and motivate professional staff, building diverse teams, to achieve shared objectives.

In turn, we can offer you a highly competitive package that includes access to our desirable pension scheme, life assurance (of three times your salary), generous annual leave - plus the option to buy additional holiday. Optional benefits such as tax-free savings on childcare and discounted health and dental care are also available, and we will encourage you to develop your skills with ongoing training opportunities.

Crucially, we know that there is more to life than work. We are a motivated and enthusiastic team - but we want you to find an exceptional work/life balance. As such, you will be encouraged to make the most of our commitment to flexible working arrangements, including the chance to work from home. So if you want a better quality of life - complemented by a high degree of job satisfaction - then we would be delighted to welcome you to our friendly and inclusive team.

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

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