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Advertiser: JVP Jobs

Job Title: Building Surveyor
Location:Chester, Cheshire, England
Rate:£34,019.0000 Per Year    Benefits: 33 days holiday, tickets & discounts...
Description: Building Surveyor

Permanent - Full-time

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we've been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We're also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we'd love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Building Surveyor to join our Capital Development team. You'll undertake a project lead and management role on small works projects, assist the Project Managers with elements of work / duties on certain projects and undertake a Clerk of Works role on major projects. You will also provide accurate budget and detailed cost estimates to inform proposed strategic development projects and develop a costing database using historical data, which can be used to simplify the budget setting and cost estimating of capital projects.

The Role:

* To take the lead on the appropriate design, costing, procurement and development of small works projects related to Chester Zoo
* To prepare schedules and estimates for works
* To prepare budget estimates and cost plans (ranging from order of costs to pre-tender estimate) to inform the Zoo's decision making process
* To project manage individual projects from inception to handover, including the implementations of the Capital Development directorate procedures regarding stakeholder engagement, change control and handover
* To be responsible for the appointment and management of external contractors and consultants, to ensure delivery requirements are achieved
* To complete relevant KPI's regarding the performance of consultants and contractors
* To undertake building and measured surveys
* To produce design works using AutoCAD to enable the delivery of small projects from inception to handover without the need to engage external resources
* To ensure all contracts / appointments are procured in accordance with the Zoo's financial regulations and procedures as well as meeting other relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice in relation to buildings and services

The successful candidate will have:

* A degree in a relevant technical discipline or an equivalent qualification / experience
* Significant experience working in a project management role
* Proven experience of managing small building and estate projects from inception to completion
* Extensive knowledge of building design and specification across a broad spectrum of building types
* Proven experience of preparing budget estimates for annual programmes of works and preparation of detailed Bills of Quantities
* A working knowledge of building technology in respect of construction and maintenance
* Experience of working in a collaborative and diplomatic manner with a broad range of stakeholder groups
* Knowledge of health and safety risk management
* A thorough knowledge of planning law building regulations and other appropriate legislation
* Knowledge and understanding of construction design management regulations
* Practical experience in specification writing and using NBS standard software
* Experience in the use of AutoCAD 2014, or a later version, particularly for design and detailing

The salary for this role is £34,019.72 per annum, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this position, please click the 'apply' button on this page where you'll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Building Surveyor role.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017 .

This Building Surveyor vacancy is advertised by JVP Jobs on behalf of the employer Chester Zoo. Please note that JVP is an advertising company NOT a recruitment agency, therefore all applications will be reviewed directly by the employer Chester Zoo, and should they wish to progress your application further, they will be in contact with you.

Skills Required: Building Surveyor
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration: Permanent
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Reference: 2016 Added: 19-10-2017
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