Building Surveyor - 8011

South East
Kings Meadow House
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
As the Building Surveyor for the Estates service, you will be an integral part of the estates team focusing on our managing our residential portfolio and providing guidance to our operational teams. Your work will be varied and interesting. Primarily focusing on the residential estate, you will be dealing with void works and refurbishment projects, which will involve you preparing specifications, assessing tenders and monitoring the works. You will also act as liaison with specialist contractors and oversee responsive repairs and statutory inspections service, ensuring it meets agreed Key Performance Indicators and delivers a safe and value for money service. You will be the expert for the business and provide advice to the operational teams, who regularly procure building surveyor services as part of the support to the flood risk capital programme. The Estates service is committed to delivering a professional service that exceeds customer expectations, through an innovative approach which delivers value for money. Working in the Environment Agency will mean that the environment will be at the heart of everything you do.
The Estates service extends to 114 people, offering professional support for Environment Agency land, property, compensation and valuation matters. We are core to the delivery of the Agency's £2.6 billion capital programme to better protect 300,000 homes. Our experienced teams specialise in negotiating access, dealing with compensation claims from land and property owners where they have suffered loss as a consequence of our work.
We also manage the Agency's landholdings, which extends to 26,000 hectares.

* At least 5 years post qualification experience and a proven track record of delivering results in an operational environment.

* Have a good understanding of planning, building regulations and Health & Safety requirements.

* Be able to demonstrate experience specifying and managing minor works and larger projects up to £500,000.

This role will involve regular travel around your work area and some national travel, therefore a full driving licence is essential. A lease car will be provided.
Closing Date: 3rd June 2018 at 23:55 hours If you want to find out more about this role and the Environment Agency, you can download the candidate information pack, which also contains some useful information that may help you when applying for this position. If you do require any further information, you can email the Estates Recruitment Team: We expect to be holding interviews in early July 2018 in London.
Basic Check
Achieves Results
Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results

In no more than 250 words, please describe how you have successfully delivered a high profile piece of work. We would like you to explain your role in the piece of work, any challenges that you had to overcome and the outcome and if you learned anything that you would do differently next time.

Please note that your answer will be used for interview selection.
Delivers Results Through Others
Description: Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

In no more than 250 words, please tell us how you have managed health and safety on a larger project. What was the outcome and what did you learn from this.

Please note that your answer will be used for interview selection.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Description: Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.

In no more than 250 words, please tell me who your customers are in your current or previous role and explain how you went about building and maintaining effective working relationships with them.

Please note that your answer will be used for interview selection.
Full Driving Licence is required and proof will be requested at interview.
MRICS or MCIOB qualified.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.