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AECOM Building Surveyor (Housing Disrepair) in Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds

Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Housing Disrepair Surveyor to work within our Building Surveying team in Leeds. Whilst the disrepair service will be your main focus you will also work as part of the wider Building Surveying Team.

AECOM provides building surveying services to Clients in both the public and private sector and to organisations in all areas of the Construction Industry including:

Commercial – condition surveys, refurbishments

Manufacturing, Industrial and Automotive facilities for Clients such as Rolls Royce, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover

Education establishments including schools, academies and universities

Leisure and Culture projects such as theatres, concerts halls and museums

Defence projects throughout the UK

Housing Disrepair Inspections

You will be instructed to undertake surveys of domestic properties and compile evidence in order to produce pt35 CPR (civil procedure rules) compliant reports in relation to housing disrepair matters.

Surveys will be undertaken independently or jointly with opposing expert witnesses depending upon client instructions. As part of the reports you will draw up schedules of work to enable remedial actions to be issued to contractors to remedy alleged disrepair issues.

Liaise with clients at all stages of the claim and ensure any legal agreements and Court issued directions are complied with.

Where required in contested litigation attend Court and give oral evidence in support of your written report.

In addition provide technical advice and guidance where requested by clients and provide building surveying services, but not limited to undertaking surveys, producing designs and specifications of works, dilapidations reports, ordering, supervising & inspecting works and providing reports.

Project Based (Design) Work:

You will have the chance to be involved in all stages of a project; from initial project definition and brief, design and specification, through to procurement, construction and building use, you have opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients including some very high profile names, often working alongside other construction professionals in multi-disciplinary teams. We believe that actually doing the work itself gives the best opportunity to learn, so you can expect to be given responsibility, and will need to be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team, all whilst receiving the guidance and support to allow you to develop.

Professional Based Work

You will be given the opportunity to undertake schedules of condition, dilapidations, party wall works and technical due diligence work. Working under the guidance of senior staff to enable you to gain experience and knowledge in these areas.

Job Responsibilities:

The Building Surveyor role we offer can be varied and is dependent on the Client, sector and project we are working for as well as the team for which you will be working with. General Building Surveying duties are listed below and will be provided as far as practicable to ensure breadth of knowledge for gaining successful Chartership through the RICS APC.

Preparation of Expert Witness reports including Scott schedules

Identification of building defects and preparation of Schedules of Work and Specifications including supervision thereof

Undertake relevant technical tests to help determine causation of defects

Court attendance & giving oral evidence in support of contested matters

Manage own workload and ensure all timescales are met

Feasibility Studies

Design and specification

Detailed drawings (CAD not required, but the ability to provide clear mark ups for CAD to produce drawings will be expected)

Planning applications

Listed building and conservation area consents

Building regulations

Tendering process

Contract administration

Measured surveys

Condition surveys

Technical due diligence

Dilapidations

Party wall awards

A Building Surveying Graduate at AECOM could have the opportunity to assist in all of the above tasks, and see projects from inception to completion on site.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of acting as an independent expert witness in housing disrepair matters

  • Experience of acting as an expert witness in contested litigation including giving oral evidence in Court

  • Extensive experience of diagnosing the causes of damp and the appropriate remedial action in the context of Landlord liability claims

  • Effective decision making and strong verbal and written communication

  • Proactive and driven approach to work and creating success

  • Ability to working in a team of diverse individuals to meet common objectives

  • Buy-in to achieving deadlines set by Clients and Managers

  • Good organisation skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to ask for help when needed, as well as support other members of the team

  • Professional manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant industry Experience would be an advantage in addition to the above.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (min 2:2 or equivalent) in Building Surveying RICS accredited

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Building Surveying

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 204697BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Professional

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Craft / Trade

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