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Contract Managing Surveyor

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We are looking for a Contract Managing Surveyor 

About you:

You may come from a construction or a technical background and have been working within or outside the social housing sector. For the right candidate we would be happy to support your continued professional development to support you in meeting the requirements of the post.  


What is essential is that you have an excellent understanding of domestic housing building types, ideally in a social housing setting. You will be familiar with a building portfolio comprising of homes built since 1900 (including flat and maisonette blocks) and that you are able to diagnose and accurately identify building defects.  


You will be able to interpret building surveys and specify the works required to rectify those defects and understand and know how those works should be carried out.   


To do this you will undertake your own site visits to both occupied and void properties, or otherwise gather information from our customers, our site teams and staff or external specialist surveyors.   

You will then be accountable for determining the best course of action to remedy any defects and address any faults with the property with a view to delivering a satisfactory outcome for customers whilst achieving best value for money for the council.  


You will be expected to identify trends in house types or patterns of remedial work and work in conjunction with other teams to develop larger planned investment schemes across estates and neighbourhoods. 


You should also be aware of and conversant with the HHSRS and the regulatory and legislative changes being proposed across the Social Housing SectorSpecifically, around damp and mould cases. 


You will be the section's lead on rectification works required following flooding, fire or vehicle impact damage where you may be required to agree works with our own or other insurers.   


Working with colleagues in the procurement team, you will award contracts offering best value for money and delivered at pace. You will be accountable for selecting contractors suitable to tender the works, appraising tenders and recommending who the works should be awarded accordance with council policies and procedures.  


You will be skilled at writing up detailed schedules of works with full descriptions of the works required that include accurate quantities or other controls. You will also produce or include any necessary detailed specifications and method statements for how the work is to be carried out including appropriate timescales and cost estimates for works to be delivered by our in-house teams or other contractors.   


You will be accountable for ensuring works are being delivered effectively on site and provide oversite to ensure our required standards of quality, customer care and health and safety are being met  


Working within our “Voids & Minor Works Team.”  You will provide technical contract management support and advice to the wider team, you will provide line management, supervision and mentoring to a team of property surveyors.  


Flexible working will be a feature of the role, including homeworking although there will be some requirements to attend meetings and visit sites/ homes outside of normal office hours on occasion.  

Requirements of the job:
  • Full UK Driving Licence  

  • ABBE/PCA Level 3 Certificated Surveyor of Dampness in Buildings (CSDB)    

  • HND /NVQ in building studies/ building Surveying /quantity surveying  

Please refer to the job description attached for further information.

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!  

Why choose us?  

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:  

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)  

  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme  

  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)  

  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands  

  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours  

  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available  

  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality  


Further information  
Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if required.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.     


Alternative application format:  

British Sign Language:    

For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930  


Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications


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