Contract Surveyor

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust
Housing & Homelessness, Other
Salary Details
£42,969 Per Annum
Contract Type
Hours per Week
37 hours per week
Closing Date
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Contract Surveyor to join our team. We’re looking for someone who understands how to connect with people and is great at contract administration, managing contractors and being a team player.

Job Description

We are a dynamic organisation seeking to provide over 1000 new homes by 2025 while also increasing flexibility with the way we work and improving our environmental impact. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Contract Surveyor to join our team.

On the Job you will:

  • Act as Contract Administrator for one or more of the Investment programme and planned maintenance contracts.
  • Ensure quality of works, manage the budgets assigned to the various contracts and deal with all contractual and site issues that may arise.
  • Manage all aspects of the delivery of the Stock Investment, Planned and Cyclical Maintenance Programmes, including enforcing contract conditions, making payments, agreeing valuations, undertaking valuations of completed works and issuing instructions.
  • Lead on the procurement and commissioning of services required to complete designated programmes of work, managing the tender administration process from inception to completion.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of modern contracts and relationship management practices within the Trust.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a joined up design led approach to the Trust’s Planned and Cyclical maintenance programmes

 About You

We’re looking for someone who understands how to connect with people and is great at contract administration,  managing contractors and being a team player.

If you’re open minded, confident, compassionate and want to learn more about Asset Management then we’d love to hear from you!

You will ideally have skills and attributes that include:

  • Preparing tender documentation, analysing tender returns reporting on tender outcomes.
  • Managing contractors.
  • Contract administration (of major works) and Contract Programming Skills.
  • CDM Coordinator duties under CDM regulations.
  • Ability to demonstrate formation of creative solutions to complex property related scenarios.
  • Strong budgetary and cost management skills.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and excellent decision making skills.
  • Able to communicate to various audiences both, orally and through written documents, reports and briefs.
  • Able to diagnose building defects and specify remedies.
  • Able to negotiate formally and informally, internally and externally securing co-operation from third parties and delivering value for money.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contract law, framework, partnering, and open book accounting contracts.
  • Knowledge of Construction Regulations/Planning procedures including CDM regulations

The minimum qualifications required are

  • RICS in Building Surveying or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years post qualification experienced.

Benefits include

  • 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Discretionary performance related payment
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Workplace Options Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discount scheme

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E&D Commitment
Our Vision and Values express our commitment to becoming a leader in our field, providing quality affordable homes and investing in Aylesbury Vale’s diverse communities. As part of our continued commitment to our workforce accurately reflecting the community we represent, we welcome applicants from BAME backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability, as part of our ongoing commitment to Equality and Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Closing date: 30th July 2021 - midday

Interview date: W/C 9th August 2021

Company Description

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust is a ‘not-for-profit’ Registered Provider of affordable housing for nearly 20,000 people living and working in Aylesbury and across Buckinghamshire and beyond. 

  • we own and are responsible for over 8,500 homes,
  • Our annual turnover of over £45 million,
  • We have more than 270 employees,

We aim to make a significant social and economic contribution within the communities where we work.