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Forestry England

Building Surveyor (part time)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the country’s largest land manager, caring for the nation’s forests for people, nature and the economy. The foundation of our organisation is our world-class sustainable management of the nation’s forests. The diverse property portfolio we manage may be less obvious than the trees we grow but it is just as vital in delivering our objectives. In this role you will join the Estate Development team and look after the built estate in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

Part Time (22.2hrs per week), Permanent

Salary: £35,167 - £38,081, calculated on a pro-rata basis

Location: Exeter

You will be tasked with delivering a high standard of professional property services, including planning and monitoring programmes of work. Ensuring we are complying with all statutory regulations and internal guidelines, you will ensure that all planned and emergency works fall within budget and are completed to your specifications. Your sharp business acumen will prove crucial when ensuring that value for money is being achieved, particularly when balancing your annual capital and revenue budgets.

Key work areas:

  • Deliver professional building management by the most efficient means and to agreed budgets.
  • Plan, specify, procure, implement and monitor programmes of work including planned and reactive maintenance to a high standard whilst also ensuring statutory compliance.
  • Improve the environmental and financial sustainability of the built estate.
  • Identify projects to decarbonise the built estate by improving energy efficiency, transition away from fossil fuels and incorporate renewable energy generation.
  • Work with colleagues to establish business cases for project investment.
  • Set and manage annual capital and revenue budgets.

Person Specification

You will need to have achieved or be making progress toward chartered status with RICS or CIOB or have demonstrable relevant surveying experience. You should have good and broad knowledge of building pathology and be able to analyse complex and unusual building related issues and develop detailed specifications and solutions. The successful applicant will fulfil the duties of Client under CDM 2015 Regulations, ensuring safety and value for money throughout. Relevant demonstrable construction and building management experience, including NEC contract management is essential. Candidates should have experience of managing budgets and procuring services effectively.

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Closing date: 3 July 2022 at 23.55

Closing Date: 03/07/2022  Location: Exeter

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