Building Surveyor

Location:Kent
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

North West & Central (NW&C) is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

NW&C's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

We are looking for hardworking people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

The purpose of this role is to undertake annual property inspections and report on the condition of Network Rail building assets, including stations, depots and lineside buildings to the Route Asset Manager to enable development of robust asset management strategy and ongoing maintenance and renewal plans in line with safety priorities and budget allocation.

If you're looking for an opportunity to join an exciting, diverse business sector, learning new skills and developing existing ones, our Operational Property Inspection team is the place for you. Network Rail is one of the largest land and property owners in the country and is responsible for the maintenance of over 3,000 buildings within the NW&C territory alone.

This is to register your interest for future vacancies that will arise. The vacancies may be fixed-term or permanent.

About the role

As a Building Surveyor, your role will consist of various tasks including:

1.Managing and delivering a defined asset condition survey work bank, aligning with statutory compliance requirements, ensuring surveys are completed to prescribed deadlines and relevant company standards

2.Actively contributing to the development of vigorous survey programmes and regularly reporting to the Assistant Delivery Manager on progress against the programmes.

3.Developing survey strategies for individual work bank and providing written delivery plans for each detailed survey on a yearly basis.

4.Reporting asset conditions via standard company pro forma and through the company asset management system software, ensuring all asset survey information is uploaded and updated as required.

5.Liaising with Asset Engineers to assist with development of maintenance priority lists and 5 year business plans based on asset conditions as reported during annual asset condition surveys. Highlighting key risk areas and defect trends found back to Asset Engineer.

6.Assisting the Asset Engineer to produce written technical work scopes and schedules where required for our maintenance teams to deliver planned maintenance activities and reactive repairs.

7.Monitoring ongoing planned and reactive maintenance schemes and reporting progress and quality issues back to the Asset Engineer.

8.Where required, attending hand-back of planned maintenance schemes in place of the Asset Engineer, ensuring all works are completed as per design and to satisfactory quality and accept asset back into maintenance portfolio utilising company processes, policies and standards.

9.Undertaking all required training and continued professional development to ensure continued compliance with our standards and rail specific competencies, including personal track safety.

10.Following all Network Rail policies, processes and standards and completing all mandatory periodic reports and checklist documentation.

11.CDM Regulations 2015: Completing the role responsibilities allocated to the role of 'Building Surveyor' under the Route Asset Manager's CDM 2015 RACI, and ensuring all responsibilities are delivered on behalf of the business in line with company standards.

12.Working nights and weekends when necessary.

13.Occasional working away from home as required by the business.

Essential Criteria

  • Educated to HNC / HND level or equivalent in Building Studies
  • Experience in surveying asset property portfolios.
  • Computer-literate, including knowledge of Microsoft programmes including Word and Excel.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Full Driving Licence.

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of track safety and railway possessions regime.
  • Experience of surveying property within the public sector transport environment or similar.
  • Experience in property asset management & data collection systems (Atrium/OPAS and SDE).
  • Educated to Degree level.
  • Knowledge/use of AutoCAD.
  • Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent (CIOB).
  • Land surveying/Total Stations/3D Modelling

How to apply

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hires and more. Discover more at www.networkrailcareers.com/benefits .

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Salary: Starting at £28,000 and increasing to £35,000.

Closing date: 28 November 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.