Surveyor – special responsibilities

Job Details

Manchester city council are looking for a  a lead consultant role on complex technical, procedural and legislative matters in a professional, customer focused, and specialist technical service.

Key Role Accountabilities:

Lead an innovative, forward thinking technical consultancy function for the assigned service area, ensuring that solutions are delivered in line with customer and legislative requirements.  Dependent on the service area, this may include software / information technology support, engineering, surveying, curating or other specialist functions.

Lead on the delivery of work packages (using project management methodology where appropriate), ensuring compliance with organisational objectives, consistency in approach and compliance with appropriate internal and legislative guidelines.

Actively strive to achieve efficiencies in project, programme and maintenance service delivery and improvements in the quality of service.

Develop successful internal and external relationships and secure stakeholder commitment through negotiation and communications, both oral and written, to ensure work packages are delivered effectively and to customer requirements and agreed objectives.  Work closely with contractors where required to ensure effective work package delivery.

Analyse and interpret legislation, presenting information and complex technical matters relating to the service area in a clear and concise manner to a range of stakeholders, orally and in writing.  This will include identifying and addressing complex issues and making informed recommendations on action needed to support key corporate objectives.

Represent the City Council as an expert witness at enquiries, tribunals and hearings or similar proceedings where appropriate.

Roles at this level may be required to manage a range of assigned resources, which may be human, financial or other, to ensure continuous improvement in service delivery.  Staff management duties may be either through direct line management of a team (including appraisals, performance management and other duties) or through matrix management of a virtual team of officers.

Dependent on the service area, the roleholder may be required to work on a rota basis including out of hours as required to meet customer demand.

Demonstrate a personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement.

Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications.


Payrate: £48.00 umbrella per hour