Senior Quantity Surveyor

The role of Senior Surveyor (Quantity Surveying) is to manage and jointly lead the Quantity Surveying function by providing support with specifications, procurement, contract administration as well as budget estimating, budget and contract monitoring, reviewing contractor valuations, payments to contractors, negotiating with contractors where necessary and reporting for the Maintenance & Contracts service area.

 

 

The Maintenance and Contracts (M&C) service spends circa. £25 million annually improving, repairing, and maintaining a retained housing stock of circa 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; from initial design to completing works on site on a right first-time basis using our own directly employed trade teams. The Quantity Surveying Team are central to managing and monitoring the valuations and contractor payments as well as undertaking tenders and pre-tender estimating across all departments within the Maintenance and Contracts Service area.

This is a full-time permanent position within the Quantity Surveying Team.

Day to Day

The role of Senior Surveyor (Quantity Surveying) is to manage and jointly lead the Quantity Surveying function by providing support with specifications, procurement, contract administration as well as budget estimating, budget and contract monitoring, reviewing contractor valuations, payments to contractors, negotiating with contractors where necessary and reporting for the Maintenance & Contracts service area.

This involves managing several projects and contracts and being responsible for payments to external contractors that could exceed £10 million annually. The areas of work include responsive maintenance, void refurbishments, kitchens and bathroom renewals, planned maintenance, solar PV, gas heating (new and maintenance), electrical rewiring, sub-main replacement, disabled adaptations, fire safety and decarbonisation. This post will require site visits as and when required to remeasure and agree works with contractors.

One of the Council’s objectives is to make better use of data to inform on future programmes of work. To achieve this, the Council is making use of Keystone, its Asset Management system, to follow the workflow from stock condition, forming its programmes of work, issuing work to contractors via a secure portal and following the flow back to update the stock database and make payments to contractors. Therefore, experience with the use of Keystone would be an advantage.

You will be jointly responsible for all aspects of Quantity Surveying and a small team of junior staff, and your role includes developing junior staff to their full potential.

This 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.

About You

Applicants will hold a professional Quantity Surveying related qualification and/or related degree and have both staff and project management experience.

Applicants will be expected to have a good knowledge of Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, relevant legislation and be able to communicate effectively with tenants, contractors, Councillors and colleagues.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in a comparable environment.
  • Likely Membership of a relevant professional organisation.
  • Experience of managing staff, planned maintenance (Decent Homes) programmes, procurement, specification writing, budget monitoring and reviewing contractor applications.
  • Experience of continuous improvement in an operational or front-line environment.
  • Experience of compliance with legislation.
  • Previous experience with the use of Keystone Asset Management system would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday.

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 George Mannell on 01473 432992 or via email at george.mannell@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 a panel interview, which will be held in person week commencing 17th June 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

£44,428 – £46,464

Application closing date

14th June 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00853

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

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

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000