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Assistant Building Surveyor

Location: Dartford
Company: Mears Group PLC
Hours: Full time
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Annual salary: up to £30,000.00

Who are we:

Riverside Direct are part of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Riverside Group who provide services to 11,500 homes across the South and Central regions of England

Here at Riverside, we are searching for highly motivated and customer focused people to join our team to help benefit the lives of their local community

Job Purpose

Support Riverside Direct by carrying out all inspections for Riverside Group’s void properties.

To complete fully costed schedule of works as per the Empty Homes standard, ensuring all works allocated to relevant operator.

Accountabilities or “What You Have to Do”

  • Carry out inspections of residential properties to identify all works required to comply with Riverside Empty Homes Standard.
  • Take meter readings and liaise with relevant organisations to ensure that power and gas is supplied the property.
  • To ensure health and safety and compliance standards and adhered to ensuring compliance to all policies and procedures.
  • Follow documented process for identifying and removing asbestos, ensuring compliance with strict asbestos management procedures
  • Produce costings for required works, in line with the agreed standard specification and pricing framework, ensuring quality and value for money principles are adhered to, escalating for budget approval as appropriate.
  • Ensure full schedule of works are advised to co-ordinators, logged in relevant job management systems (OPEN/MCM), Ensure all works assigned to either direct operative or sub-contractor in MCM.
  • Monitor works performance to ensure works completed on time. Update co-ordinators with progress and provide accurate completion dates
  • Undertake quality assurance inspections of completed works, identifying any shortfalls on the Empty Homes standard, ensuring further repair works are planned and carried out until standards are met and customer expectations are managed appropriately
  • Complete all costings of completed works in job management system to allow accurate invoicing
  • Maintain accurate records, including outcomes of inspections & before and after photos, using appropriate systems and databases, ensuring the integrity and quality of data to enable regular analysis to be carried out and reporting to be completed
  • Ensure internal business processes are followed in line with Group’s policy, procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures.
  • Respond flexibly to any necessary changes in work priorities and undertake other duties when required to support the effective operation of the service. In order to fulfil the requirements of this role, you will be required to work flexibly during the hours of operation.
  • Ensure that all data protection requirements are met in accordance with Group’s policy, procedures, and statutory requirements.
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