Principal Building Surveyor (A6319)

Permanent
  • PL4 8AA, UK
  • Post Date: December 3, 2018
  • Apply Before: January 13, 2019
Job Description

UniversityServices

Estates& Facilities

Ref: A6319

Principal Building Surveyor

Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum – Grade 8

 

The University isrenowned for the high quality of its research and teaching and has recognisedthat the physical setting in which this takes place is critical.  The University is a multi-site operation witha sizeable proportion of its activities taking place on or close to the maincampus in Plymouth. The recently launched Estate Strategy aims to enhance thecapacity and quality of this estate to meet future demands.  To support this the Estates and FacilitiesDirectorate has created a revised and focussed senior management team tofurther develop and implement the Estate Strategy and Masterplan.

 

The PrincipalBuilding Surveyor will form an integral part of this team by ensuring strategicmaintenance projects and building projects are developed, programmed anddelivered.

 

Reporting to the Headof Building and Engineering, you will lead and manage the team responsible forlarge refurbishment and cyclical maintenance projects with a wide range ofscale and complexity, in the range of £50k to £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 smallteam delivering building surveying and M&E engineering expertise.  You will also be responsible for selection,appointment and management of consultant teams and contractors. Consequently, astrong commercial knowledge and experience of working with industry standardcontract forms is required, eg. JCT.

 

You will manage worksand projects with a project value up to £2M each.  (Projects over this value being managed bythe Capital Development Team) and will also play a key role in developing theStrategic Maintenance programme for the next 10 years, producing businesscases, and taking projects from conception through to completion.

 

Enjoying solid strategic,communication and people management skills, you will need to be comfortablepreparing technical briefs, and have a comprehensive understanding of healthand safety legislation to ensure we consistently exceed our own targets.  Indeed the University isfocussed on ensuring its activities are conducted in a safe manner and animportant part of this role is supporting the safe delivery of works andprojects and ensuring compliance at all times with legislation, regulation andUniversity codes of practice.

 

You will possess adetailed knowledge of Building works across a diverse, large, multi-siteorganisation and will hold a formal qualification and ideally hold Charteredstatus in a recognised discipline (MRICS, MCIOB etc).  This post will suit professionals who arenatural leaders with the ability to engage and communicate with stakeholders atall levels.

 

Please demonstrate how you meet the essentialcriteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experienceelements of the job description in your supporting statement.

 

To find out more about the role then pleasecontact Chris Piper, christopher.piper@plymouth.ac.ukor telephone on 01752 588469.

 

We offer acompetitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We alsooffer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

 

A relocation packageis available with this role.

 

This is a permanent, full-time position working37 hours per week.

 

Closing Date:  12 Midnight, Sunday 13th January2019.

 

Interviews are expected to take place onWednesday 23rd January 2019.

 

The University ofPlymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse andinclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equalityAthena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applicationswill be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applicationsfrom groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black andminority ethnic groups.

 

University ofPlymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework)Silver by the Office for Students.