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Posted on: 23 May 2023
Are you technically competent? Do you have great communication skills? Are you looking for a role in property that is varied and provides a challenge? If so, this could be the right role for you!
For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.
Salary: £43,516 to £46,549 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time (37 hours per week) Monday to Friday
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: County Hall Chichester, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ. (Hybrid and Flexible Working- required to work and travel across West Sussex where appropriate)
You will play a pivotal part in our Property and Assets directorate as an Area Building Surveyor. You will be required to identify betterment opportunities to reduce carbon emissions across the corporate property portfolio by near zero by 2030. You will effectively project manager the delivery of multiple and complex technical solutions.
This is a role that requires someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to negotiate solutions, manage conflicts and take a customer-focussed approach.
Does this this sounds like the type of challenge that you are looking for? If so, we'd love to hear from you!
All West Sussex County Council (WSCC) employees have a WSCC location as their contractual work location, however we do operate a 'Smarter working' approach, this is something that you agree locally with your manager, for what works best for you, your role and your team. More details will be shared once you start working.
Under the direction of the Building Surveying Team Manager, you will lead and co-ordinates multi-disciplinary approaches to the asset management of the built estate for both freehold and leased buildings. This includes: incorporating engineering-supplied technical information into Premises Development plans, Planned Maintenance and Minor Improvement specifications.
You will be responsible for supporting long-term planning of the service ensuring continuous improvement and business continuity. You will have the opportunity to mentor and provide on-the-job training to other team members to meet objectives and deliver a professional service.
You will be technically competent, flexible and good partnership working skills to responds to enquires and achieve positive outcomes.
You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, communicating on a number of different levels with multiple stakeholders and adapting your style accordingly.
You will be organised in order to balance competing demands including cost, risk and time pressures, to deliver best practice outcomes that are compliant with statutory requirements. You will be comfortable making fast-time decisions when managing unpredictable caseloads and setting priorities.
For more information on the Key Skills as well as the Qualifications and/or experience required, please refer to the Job Description attached.
Rewards and Benefits
Here at West Sussex County Council we care about wellbeing, allowing time for celebrating our teams' efforts, and developing our team to be the best they can be. Alongside this, we also offer the below benefits.
For a full list this can be found at our Rewards and Benefits page.
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
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