30+ days ago



Rydon Maintenance is now seeking an experienced Building Surveyor to join its NHS Small Works Division. The role is based in Bedford, and covers buildings within our NHS portfolio across Luton and Bedfordshire. The Building Surveyor will be responsible for identifying and assessing works (either instructed, or identified through routine work/client discussions), assessing the work requirements, costing the works (and identifying subcontractors) and project managing these works to successful conclusion.

Rydon Maintenance is an expanding division of the Rydon Group and is successfully providing facilities management services to a variety of clients, predominantly within the healthcare sector, providing planned, preventative and reactive maintenance. Our small works division is responsible for identifying, managing and project managing ‘quoted works’ on behalf of our NHS Clients in the Bedford/Luton area.

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We are currently seeking an experienced Building Surveyor to join our Bedford based NHS Hard Facilities Management team. The role is a pivotal point of contact for our Clients to discuss planned maintenance/refurbishment works that are to be undertaken. These works are typically ‘out of scope’ of our normal maintenance agreement, and as such the Building Surveyor will identify works either through routine discussion or through stock condition surveys. The successful candidate will then discuss the scope of works directly with the Client in order to provide an accurate quotation to complete the works (engaging with subcontractors to ensure pricing is accurate). From there, subcontractors will be appointed to undertake the works and the Building Surveyor will manage these works through to conclusion. The works themselves range in size and scale from approximately £10,000 at the smaller end of the scale to £80,000. Works vary and could be minor site changes to include electrical/plumbing/HVAC/Decorating works, minor renovation/refurbishment of service user or office space right the way through to complete repurposing of facilities. The role covers minor variations, lifecycle and cyclical works.

We are responsible for a variety of office and clinical space across the Luton and Bedfordshire area and our primary goal is to ensure that the Trust is able to deliver their services in a safe, fit for purpose and well maintained environment. This role is critical in assessing the short, medium and long term suitability of the Trust facilities and ensuring that they continue to meet the needs of staff and service users alike. 

Other duties include:

  • Identify works through stock condition surveys and through building excellent Client relationships
  • Manage and supervise instructed works including preparing and updating work programs, health and safety information, placing orders, overseeing site matters, reporting to clients, collating and submitting progress updates as required
  • Monitor and review work in progress costs and manage associated budgets
  • Manage financial performance and return on all projects, compare with budget and report regularly
  • Manage monthly invoicing of works and monitor invoicing cashflow, cash due and cash received.

If you have a track record in the management of small works and keen eye for ensuring commercial performance, we would strongly encourage you to apply.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a building surveying or small works management role. You should demonstrate a track record of successfully delivering small works projects (ideally managing these projects within a healthcare/NHS environment). You should have strong project management experience, good commercial acumen, excellent problem solving skills and the ability to easily build strong working relationships with people. The post requires broad knowledge of various construction and refurbishment techniques and you should have up to date knowledge of building regulations, ACOPs, HTMs and other technical standards. You should have good knowledge of appointing subcontractors and ensuring that works undertaken are completed safely and to the desired quality standards.  

If you have the above experience, and are passionate about delivering quality small works projects, we would strongly encourage you to apply.

As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.

Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.  

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