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Building Surveyor

Networx Recruitment
HP5 2NY, Chesham
£48,664 + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

Building Surveyor

High Wycombe, Chesham + Travel to our properties (more details in advert)

£48,664 + Excellent Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

We are searching to find a truly exceptional individual to work in our Surveying Services Team which is an integral part the Property Services Directorate.


Reporting to the Surveying Services Manager you will carry out surveying activities within the Paradigm Property Services Team. Work includes, but is not limited to, Estate Improvements Surveys, Damp and Mould surveys, Fire Risk Assessments, Structural Repairs, Major Voids, Investment Works Pre and Post Inspections along with Litigation Inspections including Disrepair, HHSRS, Fitness for Human Habitation assessments etc. You will need to be organised, disciplined and flexible; around 60% of your time will be spent ‘on-site’ – the remainder of the time is office/home-based.  The work is interesting and varied. Your line manager is an experienced Chartered Surveyor.  You will work alongside other experienced and competent Surveyors and with Inspectors who will look to you for help and advice.  You will need to work collaboratively and to a high standard.


A part of your role will be to assist in the development of Property Inspectors or junior Surveyors who themselves want to be Building Surveyors.


Your main responsibilities will include:


  • Providing property related expert advice and support Carrying out a wide range of surveys and inspections, including damp and mould, structural defects, insurance scopes, major voids, disrepair or litigation surveys, HHSRS or FHH assessments. Project management of investment works Procurement and contract administration of project works using standard forms of contract. Supporting the Development department with post-inspections and handovers. Monitoring and managing associated operations budgets Promoting continuous departmental development. To assist the Surveying Services Manager allocating building surveys across the team. To assist the Surveying Services Manager in relation to options appraisals/ regeneration opportunities.



 To be successful in this role you should have:


  • Professional Qualification (CIOB, RIBA, RICS) or equivalent surveying experience. A qualification in Building Surveying or Building Construction or Building Engineering (diploma, HNC, degree) with a minimum of five years’ post-qualification experience. Experience carrying out a range of building surveys Experience managing contractors especially in relation to repairs. Experience working to KPIs and targets Experience managing project budgets and contract administration. Experience of effectively diagnosing defects especially in residential properties A methodical approach with strong problem-solving skills. Excellent written and numerical skills Excellent IT skills especially in Word, Excel, and Outlook Experience with proprietary asset management software or CAD is desirable. Excellent customer service standards Excellent communication skills over the phone, by email or the written word. A driving licence and vehicle, insured for business use, is required.

Our profits go into building more homes for people who need them and not in to paying dividends to shareholders. Does this appeal to you? Would you like to work for a great team, where you can add value and have a personal impact on the future success of our business? You could be a few clicks away from a rewarding career with us.


Work pattern: Mon-Fri 37 hrs per week: 9-5.30 pm (Monday-Thursday), 9-5 pm (Friday)


Mileage is paid at the standard business mileage rate.


Areas we operate in


Currently, our areas of operation cover: Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and some London boroughs.


Further information: 


Thank you for your interest in Paradigm Housing Group thus far. 


Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification. We reserve the right to close this role earlier than the published date should a suitable candidate be identified. 


Closing date: 29th April 2024


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