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Building Surveyor

Kent Police
£35,841 - £40,677  
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

Building Surveyor

Kent Police Estates

Full time / Permanent 

£35,841 - £40,677  

An exciting oMpportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Building Surveyor. We want to strengthen the Kent Police estate services department with an experienced and highly professional Building Surveyor. Reporting to the Construction Manager, you will co-ordinate all administrative and technical functions and in doing so you will place the internal partners at the heart of the services in what you do. Excellent stakeholder management and being communicative with internal and external partners will be essential.

The Building Surveyor will have a technical background and should be working towards becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or equivalent. The role requires them to hold other relevant qualifications including a degree within the built environment and that they can demonstrate considerable practical and technical experience within a large scale organisation in relation to building maintenance and project delivery.

The position should have an understanding of building structures, building pathology, asbestos management, feasibility report writing, statutory regulations, equality and diversion principles and be able to carry out condition surveys. A working knowledge and ability to undertake projects in accordance with Building Regulations and delivery of planning applications are also desirable.

It is essential that the role understands and manages health and safety, risk and project management involved to deliver projects being aware and how to mitigate their impact towards operational policing and business continuity.

The Building Surveyor will require the confidence and expertise to fulfil this role and be the recognised expert within this field for Kent Police. Considerable drive and perseverance is essential in order to achieve demonstrable results if the role is to be successful. Strong problem solving skills with an innovative approach to finding solutions that best fit the operational needs of the Force in the most cost effective way. Excellent communication skills verbally and in writing are essential to enable the post holder to produce reports, briefings and presentations.

An analytical approach to problem solving and the ability to organise and prioritise workload, cost control management and meet key deadlines is essential for the Building Surveyor position.

The Building Surveyor will be required to travel within the County and incorporate flexible working hours to meet the needs of the business.

The role will offer flexibility in terms of place of work, including the potential to work from home. In the event that home working is agreed for the successful candidate, there will be a requirement to regularly attend a designated ‘Team Zone’ location on average one or two days a week, as agreed with the line manager. Currently the designated  Team Zone for this role is located at Maidstone or at a local Police station to where the Building Surveyor resides but please be aware that this location is potentially moving to other designated buildings within the Kent portfolio (subject to consultation).   The post will be required to frequently travel around the County to undertake site inspections and will be requiring travel and expenses in the form of mileage reimbursement.


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