Building Surveyor

Maintenance and Contracts has an opportunity for a Building Surveyor to join our busy team dealing with a varied and diverse residential portfolio of properties within the borough of Ipswich.

Ipswich Borough Council is a progressive local authority with a large and varied property portfolio.

Maintenance and Contracts spend circa. £25 million annually, repairing and improving a retained housing stock of around 8000 properties and 15 sheltered schemes to our local “Ipswich Standard”.

The Council takes a holistic approach to stock management and has one seamless service that is now responsible for everything in connection with the asset management of that stock. This involves everything from the initial design to completing works on site on a right first-time basis using our own directly employed trade teams and external contractors. 

This is an exciting time to join the Maintenance and Contracts team at Ipswich Borough Council helping to deliver the Council’s vision and ambitions by growing the property portfolio and using assets in more innovative ways. You will play a critical role in the Building Surveying team delivering its operational objectives that will make a difference to the councils housing tenants.

Maintenance and Contracts has an opportunity for a Building Surveyor to join our busy team dealing with a varied and diverse residential portfolio of properties within the borough of Ipswich. If you want to join a Council that has the drive and determination to succeed through innovation, then we can provide you with opportunities to build your career and be part of a committed team helping to make a real difference to the people of Ipswich.

You will be expected to manage your own time flexibly and effectively, whilst working with a larger team of professional people undertaking various building surveying works and involvement with projects.

As a Building Surveyor, you will be responsible for delivering a number of key objectives using robust techniques and governance. You must have excellent communication skills, a sound understanding of building surveying techniques and related issues within the industry, a good understanding of relevant Health and Safety and an awareness, strong numerical analysis and analytical thinking.

You will be required to demonstrate up to date knowledge of technical issues related to the construction and maintenance of buildings, determine their condition, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repairs, advise on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainability of buildings, ability to use a wide range of ICT operating systems. Ideally, you will be educated at degree level or working towards this and have three years qualitative experience.

You will need key skills in:

  • Experienced in Building Surveying
  • Health and Safety
  • ICT
  • Procurement (preferable)
  • Experience in a similar environment

A category B driving licence is required for this role.

Hours of work are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday and you will be based at Gipping House, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Emmanuel Lynch (he/him) on 01473 432997 or via email

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview, carried out in person. Interviews will be held w/c 11th March 2024.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.


Gipping House, Ipswich


£36,648 – £38,223

Application closing date

6th March 2024

Job type

37 hours per week


Requisition reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000