Principal Manager (Quantity Surveying)

A senior post in Ipswich Borough Council; in one of its largest front line services. The Principal Manager (Quantity Surveying) will be a senior management post within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing standards for our customers.

A senior post in Ipswich Borough Council; in one of its largest front line services.

The Maintenance and Contracts service spends circa. £25 million annually repairing, maintaining and improving a retained housing stock of approximately 7500 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; from initial design to completing works on site on a right first-time basis using our own directly employed trade teams.

The Principal Manager (Quantity Surveying) will be a senior management post within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing standards for our customers.

Housing is a flagship service of Ipswich Borough Council and it is a service that is vital for our tenants and very much in the public eye – as you would expect with such a range of work. Our employees and appointed contractors do everything from day-to-day repairs, refurbishing properties whilst void, disabled adaptations, major regeneration, planned and capital improvement schemes as well as providing a Community Caretaking Service. As you would expect we have a large vehicle fleet and work from a significant depot facility that includes our own stores, in house joinery workshop and waste facility.

As such, it is a great opportunity to make your mark at Ipswich and develop your career at the Council. Innovation and aspiration are encouraged. The varied workload will enable you to refine your existing skills as well as develop new ones.

Specifically, this post will be responsible for:

  • Acting and leading as a Principal Manager in the M&C service contributing to the overall management of the business and leading management tasks outside of Quantity Surveying
  • Leading and managing a small team of Quantity Surveyors responsible for all surveying functions such as contract administration and management, measurement of works on site and management of variations, supplier payments, contract law, executing of contracts (such as JCT) with our legal team and providing cost advice such as feasibility studies and work estimates. (Note: This list is not exhaustive).
  • Responsible for payments to external suppliers across the whole service and this will be in the region of £15m p.a.
  • The postholder, will also be expected to carry out senior quantity surveying work and duties themselves.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in a comparable environment;
  • A degree qualification and/or membership of a relevant professional organisation;
  • Experience of managing and leading staff and contractors
  • Experience of business planning, change management and continuous improvement in a similar environment

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 Kevin Oxborrow on 01473 432414 or via email kevin.oxborrow@ipswich.gov.uk 

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 in person.  Interviews will be held week commencing 8th April 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.

Location

Gipping House

Salary

£48,474 – £50,512

Application closing date

27th March 2024
 

Job type

Full time

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00818

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

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