Building Surveyor

Posted 5 April by Rydon Group Ltd Featured

As part of our continued growth, we are currently seeking a Building Surveyor to join our Cyclical and Lifecycle works planning team, to work on our Key Social Housing PFI Contract on a permanent basis in Islington.

Rydon is a successful construction, development, maintenance, investment and management group operating throughout England, predominantly in London and the southern counties. We are a dynamic, multi talented organisation, working across a wide range of market sectors within the built environment. Rydon Maintenance is an expanding division of the Rydon Group which within our housing contracts provides hard facilities management services to tenanted and void properties on a unique partnering agreement basis for housing associations.

Job Purpose

As Building Surveyor you will be responsible for carrying out property surveys on one of our flagship partnership contracts delivering ongoing maintenance works to social housing stock consisting of Victorian/Edwardian Street properties and listed buildings within conservation areas. In this exciting and challenging role you will liaise with our subcontractors obtaining quotes for works and managing work through to completion. The types of works will be a range of low and high value and varied from replacing a front door or bath to a replacement roof, retaining walls or wooden sash windows.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • To identify Lifecycle and Cyclical works under the various contracts, design solutions, manage resident expectations, to procure works (value for money) to place orders and manage works through to completion
  • To ensure compliance with all company management policies and procedures and drive continuous improvement
  • Provide leadership and direction for Project team members
  • Attend Resident Consultation Meetings as required
  • Management of Subcontractors and Suppliers
  • To provide technical support to colleague as required
  • Daily updating of Management information

Experience Required

The preferred candidate will have previous experience as a Building Surveyor with Social Housing experience. You will be fully aware of building regulations, planning and listed building applications, listed building and conservation area protocol, general surveying practices and experience of diagnosing damp and roofing issues. You will also have:

  • Ability to assess the correctness, performance to date, and likely future performance of the various constituent elements that combine to make a building.
  • Ability to diagnose faults and produce specifications of works.
  • Have sound numeracy skills and required level of commercial acumen.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and proven negotiation skills.
  • RICS certified or similar would be beneficial however this is not essential.

This is an exciting and challenging role and a chance to be part of a growing team and organisation. If the above sounds like you then we would strongly encourage you to apply.

Additional Information

As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.

Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.

To apply online, please use the 'apply for this job link' at the top of this page to be redirected to Rydon's dedicated careers website to complete your application.

Required skills

  • Social Housing
  • Surveyor
  • RICS
  • Building Surveyor
  • Cyclical

Reference: 34832338

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