To act as Client’s Representative to deliver and support on various major refurbishment projects including residential, boarding houses and school buildings, managing contractors and consultants. The Estates Surveyor will be accountable for managing a genuinely diverse range of estate including residential, classrooms, historic buildings, modern sports facilities, laboratories and technical infrastructure.
You will be employed within the Buildings Department of the College, working with a small team of in-house building surveyors, responsible for the complete property and facilities management of the College estate, including the maintenance, repair and improvement of the existing buildings, as well as new development.
- Act as Client’s Representative to deliver and assist on various major and minor refurbishment projects including residential, boarding houses and school buildings, managing contractors and consultants;
- Manage the tendering of various building works including the preparation of drawings (using AutoCAD LT- training will be provided if required) and specifications to be included in contract documents;
- Support on the College’s Computer Aided Facility Management System (CAFM – the College uses Concept Evolution software) to maintain its Asset Register and Property Planned Maintenance, which helps secure statutory compliance. Also, to use the CAFM to help project and report on long term repair/replace, lifecycle costs and inform budgeting;
- Liaise and co-ordinate with other College Departments in respect of proposed building works and work flexibly to best support navigating works alongside on-going school activities.
- Work alongside and mentor (where applicable) other members of the team;
- Deputise for and assist the College’s Asbestos Co-ordinator with the inspection, labelling and recording of known asbestos containing materials on Site
- Take financial responsibility for allocated building projects and process orders/invoices;
- Archive and record information supporting Health & Safety and Operation and Maintenance Manual (O&M) files to support on-going facilities management;
- Adhere to current health and safety legislation and best practice in accordance with the College Health and Safety policy statement;
- Ensure own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by your own actions. Employees must follow instructions and liaise at all times with their line manager to enable the College to meet its legal responsibilities. Employees must stop work if the nature of the situation involves risk of serious injury to any person and must report and hazardous situation or defective equipment to their line manager without delay;
- Carry out any other duties and ad hoc duties as reasonably requested by your line manager;
- Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity & inclusion;
- All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
- Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
- Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.
The Ideal Candidate
To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:
- Experience in a similar Surveying or Property/Project Management Role is required of ideally a minimum of 5 years, with a background record of delivering projects and maintenance across complex estates;
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary property management teams;
- Good working knowledge of statutory regulations and how to ensure compliant buildings and estate;
- Passion and understanding of heritage properties is advantageous but not essential;
- Familiarity with Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) suite of contracts, Building Regulations, Town and Country Planning General Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and Health & Safety standards relevant to the role;
- Ability to work independently, at pace and under pressure, exercising good initiative and judgement whilst also being comfortable working as part of a team on larger projects;
- Working knowledge of CAFM systems (the College uses Concept Evolution) is an advantage;
- Demonstrable experience and skills managing sensitive customer relationships in a complex high-pressure organisation, and ensuring a high level of customer care and satisfaction.
Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.
About the College
We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form. Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.