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Building Surveyor

First Port
Yorkshire - York & Leeds
Closing date
3 Dec 2021
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Building Surveyor

Location: Yorkshire - York/Leeds

Job Sector: Surveying

Hours:  35 hours per week

As the Building Surveyor, you will contribute to our vision of being the UKs favourite property manager by:

  • Implementing and improving the portfolio maintenance strategy; health and safety strategy supplier performance management; and overall property maintenance management structure.
  • Supporting delivery of value for money and innovation in accordance with maintenance strategy and business plans.
  • Delivering pragmatic and high quality solutions to meet the needs of the organisation, delivering value and having commercial influence over FirstPort’s third party expenditure.

This role reports to the Building Surveying Manager

About You:

Having a number of years experience in building maintenance industry, or a related field means you have  substantial technical surveying experience in the Property Management environment with a wide range of building types.

You have comprehensive knowledge of multi disciplined repairs services and sound commercial understanding and use of repairs and planned scheduling systems and an understanding of the H&S issues that impact on work allocation and prioritisation

Being organised and proactive means you can effectively prioritise to meet competing demands and ensure delivery of a repairs service within tight deadlines and can consulting both tenants and customers.

About Us

FirstPort is the UK’s leading residential property service provider, caring for 290,000 homes in England, Wales and Scotland, across 5,000 developments. With over four decades of experience and 4,000 employees, FirstPort works with developers, investors, freeholder sand over 1,000 Resident Management Companies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Surveying properties and preparing specifications of works.
  • Preparing documentation in accordance with CDM 2015 and ensuring compliance with the regulations and best practice.
  • Ensuring that all major works are carried out in line with Company procedures and legal requirements, including compliance with Section 20 consultation under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
  • Supervising works to buildings to ensure excellent customer care, exemplary contractor performance, and technically superb completed work.
  • Contribute to excellent contractor and consultant performance management; build constructive working relationships with partners to improve customer service, value for money and quality of workmanship.
  • Undertaken CPD in accordance with the requirements of your professional body, including receiving and delivering CPD within the surveyors team.
  • Identify potential business opportunities outside of FirstPort and assist the Head of Building Surveying in obtaining new business with external clients.
  • Link with the FirstPort major works team to ensure good communications between the major works team and the surveying team..
  • Work to uphold the FirstPort values of being Friendly, Inventive, Respectful, Skilled, and Trustworthy and to comply with the Four Pillars of FirstPort.
  • Carry out any other duties in relation to the efficient operation of the team and assist the Building Surveying Managers as required.

Our Values

Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.

Inventive – We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.

Respectful – We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times.

Skilled – We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.

Trustworthy – We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.

The Benefits

Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people.  We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well.  We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.


We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit.  We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click the below apply button to start your application for this role.  We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions.  You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders.

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