Planned Surveyor - Fire / Compliance
SW London / Surrey
A social housing provider based in Surrey / SW London.
The Role will initially focus around appointing and managing contractors involved in carrying out works identified in fire risk assessments (FRA's). The FRA's have already been done by a consultancy firm and the housing provider have started implementing their recommendations. In doing this they have realised the need for a planned or project surveyor to oversee the works to ensure they are being completed to the required standard, timescale and cost.
After time it is expected that the role will also encompass carrying out the pre FRA's to identify works needed but this will be after a period of a few months.
The key here is experience of managing planned programmes, i.e., the old decent / better homes. The housing provider needs someone with experience in managing multiple projects at any given time with a number of different contractors. This may mean liaising with companies who design and fit fire doors, heat resistant paint, alarm systems, signage and so on. There is not a requirement to have specialised previously in fire management but obviously an understanding of it would no doubt be useful.
The organisation are quite happy to provide training in carrying out fire risk assessment as / when this becomes part of the role.
This role would suit a planned / project surveyor that has previously managed kitchen / bathroom refurbs, cyclical decs etc who is looking for something a little different or to move across to specialise in fire and other more regulated areas. Compliance specialists are becoming more and more in demand in residential social landlords.
If you can tick the boxes above with your experience and you want to move in to or continue working within fire project management then please apply supplying your CV and we will be in touch to discuss further.
Planned Project Surveyor
18 Month FTC
£38.3k - £39.7k
A housing association based in North London with properties in North Central, North West and North East London.
To manage the planned and cyclical programmes happening across the stock annually including and not limited to kitchen and bathroom refits, new roofs, windows, communal and external re-decs, boiler installs, fire safety improvement works and asbestos removal. Going out to tender to a list of approved contractors you will ensure project works show value for money and manage them from conception to completion so they come in on time, to budget and to the agreed level of quality. The role will require an equal mix of being able to analyse data and budgets for works and being out on site daily ensuring that they are being delivered appropriately.
You will need to have done this before as the programme is up and running, contracts are in place and works are needing to be delivered. Planned works experience is essential as is the ability to manage multiple sites at any one time. Obviously the contractors will be carrying out the installs / upgrades but you will be required to work on site with RLO's, customers and contractors to ensure a satisfactory conclusion to each project. You'll need your own vehicle whether car or motorbike to get around from site to site during the week.
This is a little like the old decent homes roles and would suit a surveyor who has done similar in the past. The key to this role is the delivery of it. They'll be complete autonomy to get on and do it as long as the works are delivered as required meaning that you can effectively run your own ship.
If you have done planned works before and this sounds like it might be of interest then please do apply and we'll get back in touch to discuss with you.
Stock Condition Surveyor
£38k - £39.5k
A housing association in North London with properties predominantly in North West, Central, North East and East London.
The housing association are looking for someone to be able to visit properties that they manage and identify whether the information they hold for them is up-to-date and relevant. You will be comparing past stock condition information to the present reality and identifying what improvements need to be made and when. This will be through traditional stock condition surveys looking at the general condition - bathrooms and kitchens, roofing, windows etc., in conjunction with more compliant elements such as energy consumption and any fire risks you identify. This information will need to be fed back in to the asset management system so that your recommendations can be implemented through planned programmes in the future.
If you have previously been a stock condition surveyor you will know what it entails. Much of your week will be spent out looking at properties and identifying upgrades required both in living conditions and limiting risks looking at the HHSRS, fire safety and energy issues. You will use a PDA to log the information and download this periodically so that it can be added to the asset management system and put in to the relevant programme. The organisation are not asking that you are necessarily NEBOSH accredited or registered to issue EPC's, just that you have had experience and some insight in to these areas in the past. To be clear though, you will need to have worked in the social housing sector, whether directly for an RSL or with a consultancy carrying out stock condition surveys.
If you like autonomy, enjoy being out and about on your own looking at properties and have relevant experience of doing stock condition surveys with exposure to fire risk surveys and/or EPC's then this role will definitely be of interest to you and we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please do apply, attach your CV and we will be back in touch with you.