Building Surveyor

Location
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Salary
From £41,000 per annum, depending upon experience
Posted
22 Aug 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

BUILDING SURVEYOR

Location: Head Office, Maidenhead

Function Area: Africa and Asia Pacific Area (AAPA)

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Salary: From £41,000 per annum, depending upon experience

About the Role:

As a global organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories. We are looking for an energetic building surveyor from a practical surveying/engineering background to support our Operations team in managing structural projects across Asia Pacific, Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent. Primarily based in Maidenhead, you will be travelling far and wide, so a love of travel would be an advantage. Some of our current projects include repairs to the Memorial roof at Kranji, Singapore, building new welfare facilities at Ambon, Indonesia and a flood wall at our cemetery in Chennai, India and bronze statue conservation repairs to the Askari Memorial, Africa. You will spend time working with our overseas works staff, delivering technical training to build and enhance their development.

Full details of the job role can be found in the job description attachment in the supporting documents section.

About You:

  • Experience travelling to remote locations and lone working would be beneficial
  • Awareness and respect for different cultures, political sensitivities and complex environments
  • A recognised and relevant technical qualification
  • Practical understanding of conservation techniques
  • Experience undertaking condition surveys of sites
  • Experience using Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Practical experience of direct project management (end to end – all phases)
  • Managing tendering processes for £50K to £300K range projects
  • Researching and compiling business case documents in support of project approval, bids etc
  • Proven experience and success managing, leading and training small teams
  • Personable, upbeat, driven, with a ‘can do, will do’ approach to problems
  • Eligible to work in the UK

What We Can Offer You:

  • 25 days annual leave, rising each completed year of service to 30 days
  • Paid public holidays, one paid ‘privilege day’, plus paid office shutdowns for the afternoon of Maundy Thursday and between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous ‘Pension Quality Mark’ Pension, with CWGC contributing up to 13% of gross salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Travel Insurance
  • Employee Contribution Awards
  • Sickness Pay and Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Additional benefits including cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, shopping discounts and free eye tests
  • Professional subscriptions relevant to the role

 

How To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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