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Property Surveyor

  • Location

    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £16.67 - £17.50 per hour

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Start date:


  • Expiry date:


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

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£16.67 p/h

Job Purpose:

  • To work on the delivery of projects and programmes, which maintain or improve the City Council's Housing Stock - this shall include working with and motivating key partners/stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered. To maintain records and other appropriate information, distributing to relevant parties when required. Additionally, you will be responsible for identifying and engaging project support when necessary.
  • Acting as the housing investment and maintenance surveyor to ensure the delivery of high quality and cost effective management of the responsive, voids, and planned maintenance service for the directorate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the appropriate maintenance, improvement and investment in the City Council's Housing Stock is completed within the predetermined timescales to the prescribed specification, ensuring value for money, is attained in every case.
  • To review and challenge where necessary the charges being made by operatives in the completion of all work undertaken in the various work streams.
  • To monitor, challenge and correct any deviations from a client perspective where there are concerns regarding value for money, quality of work, and conformity to specifications, and the management and authorisation or refusal of variations to works orders, and to report to the Lead Officer - Property Surveying.
  • To assist the Lead Officer - Property Surveying with the monitoring of programmes of work and report on individual and overall project programming and delivery. Review works in progress on a regular basis with the Joint Venture Company, and to provide statistical analysis as requested/required.
  • To ensure financial control, policies and procedures are adhered to for all work.
  • To authorise applications to ensure eligibility of work and to examine schedules of work, estimates and quotations for accuracy.
  • Carry out property and site surveys to ensure proposals are practical and suitable. To prepare schedules of necessary works to meet the City Council's needs and to undertake the submission for approval, monitoring, valuation and certification of payments.
  • To prepare detailed scale drawings showing existing and proposed layouts.
  • To liaise with our Joint Venture Partners and management, Area Implementation Team Managers and staff, Local Centre Managers and staff, ensuring a joined up and customer focused approach is delivered ensuring requests, queries and reports are handled efficiently and effectively.
  • To assist the Lead Officer - Property Surveying to ensure officers, members and stakeholders, including Service Improvement groups, are consulted and kept informed of relevant issues as appropriate.
  • To produce technical documentation as requested by the Lead Officer - Property Surveying.
  • To be responsible for and take a lead role in the development and delivery of specific asset investment projects.
  • To research and develop recommendations for repairs and construction developments. Including innovative or experience-based solutions; and where appropriate, including design - either by self or other appropriate professionals. Document solutions for future re-use.
  • To work with internal and external partners to align budgets which support investment, maintenance and improvements across the City Council's Housing Stock and other assets.
  • To provide support and expert advice for tenants regarding current, proposed and potential repair and investment work.
  • To be responsible for the development of partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure the delivery of appropriate elements of investment strategies.
  • To work with Housing Management Services, Kier Stoke, other City Council services and any appropriate agencies to contribute to the development of a strategic approach to maintaining and improving council assets, including the introduction of renewable technologies.
  • To contribute to the development, monitoring and reviewing of specific project plans to deliver asset investment strategies.
  • To effectively utilise the City Council's suite of project management documents to enable accurate capture of project based information, and ensure that relevant partner agency data is collated, disseminated and shared in agreed formats to the benefit of specific projects.
  • To assist in the development, operation and maintenance of monitoring systems in relation to specific capital investment projects, asset investment proposals and to be responsible for producing accurate reports, detailing project expenditure, income, outputs, milestones and risk analysis.
  • To assist and support tenants in project implementation areas, helping to ensure all tenants are offered the opportunity to develop their understanding of various project initiatives
  • To ensure projects conform to Council's policies, regulations and Standing Orders in terms of budget management and procurement of services.

Skills and Experience:

  • Considerable experience of complex project management and of delivering agreed outcomes .
  • To have a proven understanding of Health and Safety and Construction, Design & Management (CDM) regulations.
  • Experience of monitoring and managing budgets.
  • Experience of using computerised management systems.
  • Experience of developing excellent working relationships with external agencies and stakeholders.
  • Significant experience of preparing cost estimates / schedules of work and contract documents.
  • Extensive experience in the preparation and delivery of short and long term business plans and projects.
  • Proven experience of applying novel solutions in order to resolve complex problems.
  • Able to prepare and write progress records. Able to prioritise, plan and manage own workload and projects to meet conflicting work demands.
  • Be able to generate confidence, respect and trust of key stakeholders including Ward Members and City Council tenants
  • Ability to effectively manage and co-ordinate a team Property Surveyor and Technical Officers.
  • An effective communicator who can inform and involve internal and external partners, stakeholders and tenants.
  • The ability to operate within politically sensitive environments.
  • Excellent written, numerical and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to use own initiative and make robust decisions in demanding situations.
  • A proven track record demonstrating successful negotiation; persuasion and problem solving.


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