Trainee Building Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 2086 - 2550
  • Date Posted: 27 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Portsmouth City Council
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: £18,413 to £20,653
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Who are we looking for?


We are looking for a person to join our repairs and maintenance teams with some building surveying knowledge, however this is a development role and existing surveying experience is not necessary.


Candidates must be enthusiastic, good communicators and keen to develop their building surveying skills. You will have opportunities within the teams to gain more surveying experience whilst studying towards a RICS accredited degree in a relevant building surveying or construction related subject, either part time or as part of a sandwich course.


What is the role?


You will be based at any one of our Area Housing Offices working as part of either a planned maintenance team or area repairs and maintenance team.


You will be supporting our Building Surveyors who are carrying out a wide range of surveying duties across our varied asset portfolio of 15,000 housing stock together with over 800 corporate operational, commercial and community assets, supporting us to maintain and improve our properties, ensure the right repair at the right time and help us provide suitable homes when needed.


You will be assisting our Building Surveyors undertaking surveys of our assets, issuing repairs, helping them prepare pre contract information such as drawings and specifications of work as well as managing a varied range of your own projects.


The type of projects the team carry out may include decorations to external and communal areas, fire upgrading work, window replacement, re-roofing, electrical work, extensions, fencing and structural repairs. The size of individual projects managed by the team may range from £10,000 to £1,000,000.