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Building Surveyor

Job Description

Building Surveyor Inside IR35

Contract Term: 6 Months

Contracting Authority: The Department for Work and Pensions

Location: Scotland - Home Based with Travel to sites South West England

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers. As such, we operate on a scale that is almost unmatched anywhere in Europe and most people in Britain come into contact with us at some point in their lives.

Working with DWP, you will be helping us to drive our priorities to:

  • Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment
  • Increase saving for, and security in later life
  • Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children
  • Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants
  • Deliver efficiently: transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase productivity

As a Building Surveyor your main responsibilities would be:

  • Support the Asset Manager (LCW/Surveying) in the delivery of the Asset Management Strategy for the Estates property portfolio.
  • Responsible for the delivery of the end to end asset surveying process from planning of asset surveys through to issue of a scope of works for a proposed project and initial cost estimate.
  • Maintains the progress of the asset survey program for the area of responsibility, ensuring the program is delivered in accordance with the schedule
  • Compiles the asset survey results in a formal report with CIBSE condition ratings and photographic/documentary evidence and ensures that they are incorporated in the forward maintenance requirements.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the Asset Management team to identify poor performing assets, repeat failures and obsolete assets for review/inclusion in the LCW planning process.
  • Develops project scopes and total budgeted costs for inclusion in the LCW planning process.
  • Ensures that the CIBSE asset condition rating is represented in the CAFM of the supply chain and the Integrator. Audits both systems to ensure alignment.
  • Contributes to the development of the LCW pipeline plan, ensuring a 3-point estimate is provided for the overall portfolio determined by scenario analysis.
  • Supports the LCW programme prioritisation process, providing knowledge/expertise and technical support.
  • Supports the Capital Projects and Investment Team and the Category Management team in the definition of the strategic procurement plan for the selected preferred scenario.
  • Supports the Capital Projects and Investment Team in the delivery of the LCW program, as required
  • Fosters a 'one team' culture of quality and continuous improvement across the extended organisation to include the Integrator and supplier partners, on a day to day as well as strategic basis.
  • Supports the management of assets and development of asset strategies, within a large portfolio, in support of achieving defined Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon objective.
  • Ensures commitment to Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon improvements across the Authority, supporting the Authority's objective of making the public estate smaller, greener, better.
  • Supports and deputises for the Asset Manager (LCW/Surveying) as required.

You'll have relevant experience in:

  • Significant experience of asset condition surveying within a large commercial property portfolio.
  • Extensive and detailed technical knowledge of building asset types and asset lifecycle management within diverse range of portfolios (Corporate, multi occupied, frontline)
  • Has surveyed and planned lifecycle programs on large property portfolios.
  • Up to date knowledge of the legislation, best practice and industry standards in relation to providing a safe, sustainable and compliant Estate.
  • In depth knowledge of building asset types, their significance on legal compliance and improvements needed to support the Department's commitment to Net Zero Carbon and Greening Government Commitments.
  • Understanding of contract scope of work and how these should be defined and written.
  • Commercial awareness and astuteness connected with contractual obligations and interpretation with supply chain partners
  • Extensive experience of defining project scopes, estimating project costs, asset surveying and the use of CIBSE asset condition classifications
  • Ability to analyse significant amounts of data produced by computer aided facilities management systems supporting a large portfolio and identify opportunities or risk for the department.
  • Strong project management skills and persuasive in identifying key areas of work required
  • Experienced of working with multiple stakeholders across a multi-site estate.

If this Building Surveyor role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply

"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.