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Position: Principal Building Surveyor
Institution: Plymouth University
Location: Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Duties: The Principal Building Surveyor will form an integral part of this team by ensuring strategic maintenance projects and building projects are developed, programmed and delivered. Reporting to the Head of Building and Engineering, you will lead and manage the team responsible for large refurbishment and cyclical maintenance projects with a wide range of scale and complexity, in the range of GBP 50k to GBP 2M per project, including: Estate project works that form part of the capital works programme; Long-term strategic maintenance projects; Projects to refurbish and remodel existing buildings; Ad-hoc building and M&E projects supporting faculty requirements and the Estate Strategy
Requirements: Numeracy and literacy at secondary education level (or demonstrable equivalent experience). A relevant degree and membership of a professional body (MRICS, MCIOB). Excellent communication – verbal, written, presentations. Analytical and results orientated. Ability to work independently. Project Management. Negotiating and Influencing. Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages. Building surveying. Contract management. Asbestos Management. CDM Regulations. Development of procedures to ensure compliance with statutory regulations. Demonstrates Self-Leadership. Develops self and others to deliver. Leads and operates in times of change and ambiguity. Builds and secures value from relationships. Drives innovation and action. Creates and contributes to a shared vision. Uses sound business judgement
   
Text: Job details Job title Principal Building Surveyor Job reference A6319 Date posted 03/12/2018 Application closing date 13/01/2019 Location Plymouth Salary £40,792 to £48,677 per annum - Grade 8 Contract Type Permanent, Full-time Job category/type Professional/Support Services Description The University is renowned for the high quality of its research and teaching and has recognised that the physical setting in which this takes place is critical. The University is a multi-site operation with a sizeable proportion of its activities taking place on or close to the main campus in Plymouth. The recently launched Estate Strategy aims to enhance the capacity and quality of this estate to meet future demands. To support this the Estates and Facilities Directorate has created a revised and focussed senior management team to further develop and implement the Estate Strategy and Masterplan. The Principal Building Surveyor will form an integral part of this team by ensuring strategic maintenance projects and building projects are developed, programmed and delivered. Reporting to the Head of Building and Engineering, you will lead and manage the team responsible for large refurbishment and cyclical maintenance projects with a wide range of scale and complexity, in the range of GBP 50k to GBP 2M per project, including: * Estate project works that form part of the capital works programme * Long-term strategic maintenance projects * Projects to refurbish and remodel existing buildings * Ad-hoc building and M&E projects supporting faculty requirements and the Estate Strategy. You will lead a small team delivering building surveying and M&E engineering expertise. You will also be responsible for selection, appointment and management of consultant teams and contractors. Consequently, a strong commercial knowledge and experience of working with industry standard contract forms is required, eg. JCT. You will manage works and projects with a project value up to GBP 2M each. (Projects over this value being managed by the Capital Development Team) and will also play a key role in developing the Strategic Maintenance programme for the next 10 years, producing business cases, and taking projects from conception through to completion. Enjoying solid strategic, communication and people management skills, you will need to be comfortable preparing technical briefs, and have a comprehensive understanding of health and safety legislation to ensure we consistently exceed our own targets. Indeed the University is focussed on ensuring its activities are conducted in a safe manner and an important part of this role is supporting the safe delivery of works and projects and ensuring compliance at all times with legislation, regulation and University codes of practice. You will possess a detailed knowledge of Building works across a diverse, large, multi-site organisation and will hold a formal qualification and ideally hold Chartered status in a recognised discipline (MRICS, MCIOB etc). This post will suit professionals who are natural leaders with the ability to engage and communicate with stakeholders at all levels. Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement. To find out more about the role then please contact Chris Piper, christopher.piper@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone on 01752 588469. We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A relocation package is available with this role. This is a permanent, full-time position working 37 hours per week. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups. University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students. Job Description
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