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Assistant Surveyor/ Assistant Asset Surveyor

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Surveying

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  • Salary:

    £15.00 - £15.75 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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  • Expiry date:


Our client is seeking a Assistant Surveyor/Assistant Asset Surveyor on an initial 3 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£15.00 p/h

Job Purpose:

To ensure the efficient maintenance and repair of council property and facilities within a patch in compliance with policy and to the satisfaction of the Area Surveyor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To carry out stock condition, HHSRS (Housing Health & Safety Rating System) surveys and energy rating information using electronic hand-held surveying equipment, to the Council's stock of approximately 7800 properties.
  • To oversee and work with contractors who are carrying out the programmed works in Partnership with the Council.
  • To monitor quality of works on-site and to ensure that all works are carried out within the parameters of the Health & Safety Regulations.
  • To carry out final quality checks (KPI 5s) and sign off completed works. These checks feed into the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that are reported in the Partnership Operational Meetings.
  • To diagnose building defects and investigate complaints by tenants and from other sources and ensure an effective remedial repair is carried out.
  • To prepare estimates and specifications of minor alterations to council property including the financial control and supervision of such works carried out by contract.
  • To carry out regular monitoring of progress and performance of the works and to keep the Area Surveyor/Service Manager informed of the position.
  • To deal with emergencies (e.g. fire, flood etc) and to liaise with the Housing Department and process subsequent insurance details.
  • To identify new Capital works, prepare Scheme Appraisals, which will outline the nature of the work, prepare budget costs and prioritise when the work is needed.
  • To positively promote the activities of the Housing service and to represent the Housing service outside the organisation.
  • To promote customer care values particularly in resolving customer complaints.
  • To constantly seek to improve services in line with the Housing business plan and Housing strategy plan.
  • To attend effectively to the public relations of services and develop media skills to support this function.
  • To monitor expenditure to ensure financial targets are achieved.
  • To achieve the defined repairs performance targets.
  • Carry out any other duties as required by your line manager from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post.
  • Observe the Council's equal opportunities and racial equality policies in all aspects of employment and service provision.
  • Be aware of, and comply with, the Council's policies and procedures on health and safety at work by adopting safe working practices; reporting any accidents and/or unsafe or hazardous conditions to management; and to do everything reasonable to prevent personal injury to themselves, fellow workers and members of the public.
  • To be responsible for identifying your personal training and development needs in discussion with your line manager. To participate in any training and development activities identified and agreed as relevant to your personal development and/or your development in the job.
  • To ensure confidentiality at all times in all matters relating to any work or communication within the Department and the City Council.

Skills and Experience:

Relevant experience of working in building maintenance and repairs.

Verbal, written and numeracy skills.

Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Good organisational skills.

Supervisory skills of staff and works contractors.


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