Vacancy Type



North West London

Our reference



£350 per

Start date


Role Description

Senior Building Surveyor required for a contract position, working for a local authority covering North West London & Middx.  This is an initial 3 month contract position, but could be extended subject to workload and reviews. 

Recent and relevant experience as a Building Surveyor is essential for this role (6 yrs+). 

Job Description: 

As Project Building Surveyor / Contract Administrator on individual projects of various, size, complexity or sensitivity. This may include Option Appraisals / Feasibility Studies / specialist surveys and reports, requiring analysis of information and justification of any proposals.

Advise other professionals, Architects, Services Engineers and Quantity Surveyors on building surveying matters. 

To manage delivery of building related  projects, comprising among others, the Council’s corporate building portfolio, housing and schools. Preparation of status reports and reports for works authorisation.

As Senior Building Surveyor, provide advice to clients, council officers, members as appropriate on matters relating to Building Surveying/Lifecycle management; contribute to developing policies, procedures, core standards to achieve best value in the design, maintenance and procurement of buildings. This may relate to maintenance methodology (e.g. use of new technologies), procurement strategies (e.g. use of partnering / frameworks), I.T. systems (e.g. Specification writing packages) and particularly options appraisals and life-cycle costing.  

Person specification: 

Candidates should be highly experienced and be able to develop and implement processes from the start.  They will be required to coach and mentor the team of four surveyors by using their technical expertise, experience and knowledge across the whole range of maintenance works - from pre-inspections through disrepair, fire re-instatement, diagnosing faults, specialist works to post-inspection - to grow the team to best-in-class. 

Working closely with the members of the Repairs leadership team, you will oversee your staff who undertake property surveys, specify works and manage delivery by ERD (our in-house maintenance team) or contractors, assisting where issues are more complex and technically demanding. You will ensure works are undertaken without delay and completed to the highest quality, and you will be a vital cog in preparing the Planned Preventative Maintenance Programmes.


Candidates would ideally have the following experience;

• CIOB/RICS, ideally chartered surveyor or equivalent through experience 

• HNC/degree or equivalent 

• Asbestos awareness

You should also be experience in the use of AutoCAD. 


Job Details:

Location: NW London/N.London/Middx/Herts.

Rate: £350 per day (Umbrella rate.  Role INSIDE IR35)

Hours: 35 hrs per week.

Duration: 3 months+

Start date: February 2022


All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, and must be able to provide references covering the last 3 years of employment. 


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