Building Surveyor – Diagnostics

Job Details

London Borough of Islington are lookin for an building surveyor To deal with repair issue cases referred to them, diagnose the cause and arrange for works to be carried out. This will include the assessment of condensation cases and drafting reports for presentation tom the High Value Repair Pane.


 Carry out building inspections as necessary to diagnose the cause of building
defects, raise work orders using National Housing Federation Schedule of Rates or
specifications as appropriate.
 To prepare reports relating to condensation in compliance with the LBI
Condensation Protocol.
 To assist in the preparation of reports for senior managers, including those of a
policy or strategic nature.
 To produce professional technical reports and present them to the High Value
Repair Panel.
 To manage subsidence and structural failure cases in association with specialist
external consultants.
 To assess alteration requests from tenants and leaseholders and complete
paperwork in compliance with the process.
 To manage fire, flood or collision Insurance cases.
 To assist the Legal Disrepair and Diagnostics Manager in the development of
policies and procedures relating tom the Repairs Service.
 Undertake Quality Assurance checks on works in progress or completed.
 Have a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, Building Regulations and
Codes of Practice.
 As and when required, attend meetings, including those held out of normal working
 Understand the repair responsibilities of the Council in relation to Tenants and
Leaseholders, including Leaseholder consultation requirements.
 Provide a prompt, courteous and helpful response when dealing with queries from
customers, their representatives, other agencies and internal colleagues.
 Monitor and oversee works on site. Agree variation requests and manage payment
 Maintain proper and accurate electronic records.
 To carefully and accurately record all necessary project information to assist in the
control of the project, identifying any relevant matters to the Diagnostic Surveying
Manager in a timely fashion.
 Obtain quotations and tenders in line with the Councils Procurement procedures
and manage delegated Project Budgets.
 To advise on the best development and use of the systems and liaise with staff in
those sections to make full use of the systems, ensuring harmony between
operational procedures and system requirements.
 To ensure that services are provided in accordance with the Council’s commitment
to “Best Value” and high quality service provision to customers/clients.
 To ensure that the requirements of all relevant Health and Safety legislation and the
Council’s relevant policies are fully observed..

Payrate: £41.90 umbrella