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Building Technologist

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£31,887 - £36,380
Closing date
11 Jul 2022
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Job Details

The City of York Council are looking to appoint an experienced building surveyor to support the management of change to council buildings.

The role:

  • Working in an historic City with a varied portfolio of buildings
  • Preparation of Dilapidation Surveys, Maintenance Planning, and Schedules of Condition.
  • Develop and manage projects from inception to building completion
  • Liaising with building control and planning
  • Submission of planning and building regulation applications
  • Preparation of tender documents and Health and Safety information
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a modern open plan office environment

Essential Skill, Qualifications and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar or related role within the construction industry
  • Capable of running/managing their own projects and working within a team on larger projects


  • Clear decision making in a timely manner based on facts and sound rationale
  • High level of interpersonal and people management skills and attributes
  • Highly literate and experienced with IT, in particular MS Office and ideally AutoCAD
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate at all levels of management and teams
  • Self-motivated with excellent planning and organisational ability

Must have experience in:

  • In a similar role
  • Interacting with clients and stakeholders at a senior level
  • Detailed understanding of building regulations, legislation and standards
  • Knowledge of H&S, listed buildings and party wall legislation within an estates built environment


  • An accredited building academic qualification

If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

At the moment due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of our staff are working remotely from home but a return to a combination of working remotely and physically from the Council’s offices is anticipated in the near future.

As a new starter, your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team. Your working arrangements will vary according to your service and role, and the current Government guidance. For many roles, there will be more opportunities in the future for remote and hybrid working. However, this comes with the expectation that, as workplaces open up, there is likely to be an ongoing and occasional requirement to attend the workplace.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Alan Thomas (Senior Architect) at or on 07717 878972.  

Job description:

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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North Yorkshire
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