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Principal Surveyor Disrepair

Buckingham Futures
London (East), London (Greater)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Our client in East London is looking for a Principal Surveyor Disrepair to be responsible for a professional housing surveying service, all technical aspects of the repair, maintenance, improvement and re-servicing of all council owned, managed and leased stock in accordance with Council’s policies and procedures, providing an effective responsive repair and planned maintenance service for the organisation; and to manage a specific specialist team of surveyors and support staff for Housing Property Services


Main Duties:

To deputise as required in the absence of the Disrepair & Special Projects Manager.

To routinely monitor and review the economy, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of current services across Housing Property Services, developing new approaches to the challenges presented and implementing improvements that are in line with overriding strategic objectives, aims and targets, setting standards that result in continuous service improvement.

To ensure an efficient and effective technical support service for Housing Property Services, covering specialist services such as disrepair, insurance claims, and customer care.

To manage the development of collaborative working with chosen contractors and strategic alliance partners, co-ordinating and integrating essential activities such as supply chain management, specification development, and consultation with residents. To develop project specific briefs to ensure all projects meet objectives and comply with the contractual terms of any agreement to ensure best value in cost, performance, quality and future maintenance.

To ensure a programme of Health & Safety inspections is undertaken, including evaluating findings and ensuring any works necessary are carried out.

To monitor and manage disrepair and other legal casework.  To liaise with legal representatives and maintain dialogue with other departments, and represent the organisation in litigation.

To convene, chair project team meetings in accordance with agreed project programmes and to monitor, record and report all aspects of project progress and to respond to questions from residents, members and LVT.



Formal training in one or more of the following areas:

a) building technology/construction

b) repairs

c) estimating

d) contractual matters

The level attained should be at the level of a degree, HND, or HNC.


1. High level of numeracy and verbal skills to enable the post holder to undertake duties of the post.

2. Knowledge of Building Regulations and Health & Safety legislation.

3. Knowledge of disrepair legislation.

4. Knowledge of HHSRS legislation.

5. Knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.


1. Considerable experience of building inspection work, identifying faults, preparing reports/specifications.

2. Considerable experience of supervising building works.

3. Experience in dealing with disrepair matters.

4. Considerable experience of successfully running contracts/projects.

5. Experience in managing staff

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