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Building Surveyor/ Project Manager

Location: London Salary: Plus Comp
Sector: Real Estate Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Oliver Jones

Chartered Building Surveyor / Project Manager, London

£70,000 - £80,000 + Comp

Real estate family office based in London who own and operate across the residential and commercial real estate space are currently looking to appoint a Chartered Building Surveyor to work across their portfolio. The portfolio includes affordable housing, student accommodation, private rented schemes, youth hostels, offices, and warehouses. The company is active in the UK and plan to significantly increase its footprint across the UK and mainland Europe in the coming years. We are looking for a self-driven Building Surveyor who will be responsible for organising and running the maintenance and improvement operations.

Skills Required:
* A technical property background as a Building Surveying.
* Professional membership of related organisations to keep up to date on legislations and practices - RICS, CIOB
* Exposure to working with professional teams and taking a lead role in driving tasks forward
* Proven track record of delivering a high standard of work, on budget and on schedule

Personal Attributes:
* An entrepreneurial character and self-starter attitude
* Strong financial acumen- budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis.
* Good IT skills and familiarity with current cost management/project management software
* Attention to detail, monitoring all aspects of a project's progress against targets and producing comprehensive reports
* Strong negotiation and influencing skills
* The ability to act with gravitas and authority when needed, supporting decisions with tangible data
* Excellent interpersonal and personal capabilities with the ability to build strong client relationships
* A highly organised and adaptable team player that is self-motivated with a passion for solving problems pragmatically and collaboratively

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

Building Surveying

  • Surveying properties and buildings, identifying defects and essential repairs, putting in place plans for rectification, reporting on and managing design, construction for maintenance, repair, and improvement.
  • Understanding the legal framework for determining the owner's and occupiers' rights and responsibilities.
  • A sound knowledge of health and safety and other statutory requirements relevant to occupied buildings

Health and Safety / Fire Safety

  • Advise on health and safety issues and drive best practice with a good knowledge of health and safety legislation, asbestos management, fire safety, workplace regulations etc.
  • Prepare risk assessments, for health and safety regulations compliance.
  • Inspect projects to assess satisfactory implementation of fire safety. Inspect premises, record attributes, and develop fire safety audits. Apply fire safety and engineering in building projects, design specification process or to comply with recommendations from a risk assessment.
  • Provide advice in respect of statutory obligations, including access and asbestos.
  • Health and safety as it affects construction - (CDM) Regulations / Principle Designer.
  • Understanding of the statutory framework concerning building maintenance and occupation.

Maintenance, repair, and improvements management

  • Undertake on-site property condition surveys of residential and commercial property, identifying defects and advising on remedial works.
  • Prepare budgets and schedules, produce detailed reports and recommendations on each property asset. Prepare budget and expenditure reports and predictions for building maintenance and monitoring.
  • Set up and run procurement contracts and orders for planned and reactive maintenance works. Inspecting completed works and keeping appropriate records of buildings and works carried out.
  • Draft and present a planned maintenance programme across the portfolio. Put in place a long-term estate management plan to ensure the longevity of the existing portfolio.
  • Formulate and present maintenance policies.
  • Identify improvements that will add value, offer advice on alterations, improvements, and extensions.
  • Advise on the requirements for detailed supporting reports for asbestos audits and management, access, energy performance certificates, site regulation procedures
  • A good understanding of planning, statutory building control works and other related legislation such as neighbourly matters - party wall, rights to light, implications of the Disability Discrimination Act, environmental legislation etc

Conservation and restoration

  • Understanding of the relationship between maintenance and conservation. Integrating maintenance policies with environmental, heritage and conservation requirements, legislation, and policies.
  • With the support of external professionals provide advice on appropriate works to ensure continued use of a listed building, preparing schedules of work, planning applications and works.
  • Work and negotiate with statutory bodies and applications for listed building consent, conservation area consents etc.

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