Building and Asset Surveyor

Swindon, Wiltshire
25 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
Building Surveying
Contract Type
Full Time

Building and Asset Surveyor (IRC245445)


Polaris House, Swindon


Full Time (Part Time/Job Share considered subject to operational requirement)

Open Ended


About Us

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.  

BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

About the role

The purpose of this role is to develop and maintain within BBSRC Estates, building maintenance and asset management expertise to ensure effective, sustainable maintenance systems are in place at Institutes to safeguard UKRI owned assets and those for which the Executive Chair of BBSRC is accountable for.

You will provide for the BBSRC's Estate Business Case and Investment Gateway Panel Programmes the role of secretariat acting as the administration manager supporting the programme Chairs for each activity to deliver the: calls for business cases; the management of the responses and the reviewing of the cases received and to then support the oversight of the capital investments approved.

You will also provide advice and guidance to site representatives to ensure sites establish and operate a 10 year Asset Management Plan and a detailed 5 year Maintenance Plan derived from condition appraisal reports prepared by others, including legislative non-compliance.  Approve appropriateness and adequacy of maintenance plans annually, assess priorities and support the agreement of funding levels and allocated BBSRC funding contributions.

From regular visits and contacts with sites, you will provide advice and guidance as is required on specific construction/maintenance related matters.

About you

It is essential that you are a professional Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors or have a similar property related professional membership. 

Experience in maintenance works, planned preventative maintenance regimes, quality and durability maintenance, improvements and small works as well as experience of direct management of projects, acting in the role of project manager and or contract administrator is also required for this role. 

You will have the ability to respond positively to change, demonstrating agility and flexibility particularly when problem solving and also have the ability to work closely with colleagues to build strong relationships and support for initiatives, aligning activity and resources to deliver strategic objectives.

What we offer

Further details of the Council’s activities can be found on the BBSRC website.

Underlying these aims is our belief in valuing the diversity of our employees and stakeholders in the scientific community. We are committed to eliminating unjustified discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good relations across and between equality groups. 

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. 

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 17th June 2018.

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