St Albans District Council

Senior Building Surveyor – Repairs

St Albans, Hertfordshire
from £44,516 to £48,447
25 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Inclusive Salary range from £44,516 to £48,447 per year inclusive of market supplement (plus car allowance) plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1, the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short, it is a great place to live and work.

You will take on the full range of Building Surveying duties relating to the repair, maintenance, improvement and extension of the Council's properties and land, ensuring the council fulfils its statutory and contractual repair obligations, and properties are maintained to agreed standards.

Working with our Housing Contractor, Morgan Sindall Property Services, you will take responsibility for the operational supervision and delivery of the Council’s repairs, maintenance projects and voids works. You will agree works orders, complete quality control inspections, design and specification, and also project management in relation to works and improvement projects completed by the contractor.  You will also be the departmental lead on dealing with tenant requests for improvements and providing supervision and support to junior staff.

You must be educated to degree level or with a professional/technical qualification or substantial experience at a senior level within this area of work.  Considerable surveying experience, including project and budget management, is essential for this post.  Ideally, you should be a member of RICS/CIOB or similar, or be working towards becoming so.  You will also be expected to participate in the Council’s emergency out of hours repairs rota.

Knowledge of relevant legislation e.g. Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act CDM Regulations, JCT suite of contracts, planning and building control applications and related issues, is essential for this post. 

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

We offer a competitive package which also includes up to 27.5 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, access to parking, training and development opportunities, flexible working options (including homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.  

For an informal discussion, contact Gareth Heavey, Repairs Contracts Manager, on 01727 819253

For full details visit or email or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number P1474.

Closing date for applications: 8th December 2021.

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 17th December 2021.

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