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Regional Risk Surveyor

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London & South East

Technical & Surveying

£45,000 - £55,000

(Full Time - Permanent)

  • Pension

  • Car allowance

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • 25 days holidays 

  • Professional Membership Subscriptions (up to 2)

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Q is interested to hear from warranty surveyors and technical construction surveying experts who would be interested in joining our growing surveying team to assist us in delivering a quality service to developers throughout London & the South East.

Who are we?

The Q Policy from Q Assure Build Ltd is a Structural Defects Warranty for new build, refurbishment and conversion developments which puts quality build and customer service first. 

 

Our team is knowledgeable and experienced, helping developers and builders to identify issues early so that they don't become problems for their customers.

 

We are flexible and solution-focused: we understand that every site is different, and every build has its own challenges. We look up from the checklist to help our clients progress. People deserve better buildings, and we know there is a better way to build. We drive high standards wherever and whenever we can.

Q's mission: to improve standards of construction, one building at a time.

What are we like to work with?

The team culture here at Q is centred around teamwork and collaboration, empowering our team members as much as possible.

 

As a company we are analytical, thoughtful and attentive, we're not afraid of taking on a challenge and encouraging the best in everyone who works with us. We are competent, courageous and driven!

And as a team, we make people the priority in everything we do - we are supportive, co-operative and reliable, encouraging a culture of learning, development and continual improvement.

What does the position involve?

Run your own projects

Visiting construction sites regularly, you'll have the autonomy to run your own projects, developing relationships with clients & site teams, having time to spend on-site, providing advice & support to site teams as required.

Before Construction 

You will review all of your allocated projects, assessing client proposals, design, specification, site environment, construction details and programme, to understand projects & manage client expectations early. 

Induction Training

You will receive full induction training so that you have a proper introduction to the company, our culture, our processes, our technology and the rest of the team, making sure projects are handed over properly and you have enough support during your first few months.

Site Visits

Although you'll be home-based, you will be out on construction sites most days of the week, meeting clients and site teams. Your Line Manager will provide support and you will get to play a part in regular team meetings too.

Reporting with Proteus

Using Q's bespoke surveying software, you'll record each plot inspection, providing a good audit trail of your visit, taking detailed photographic records, closing out previous defects and distributing reports.

Training & Development

There will be regular opportunities for training and CPD, both in-house and externally - occasionally we may even give you the opportunity to run a session! We actively encourage you to work towards professional qualifications, supporting you wherever possible. 

Assessing the risk

Using your construction knowledge on all projects, you'll review works on behalf of underwriters and identify key risk areas, reporting on what has been inspected, recording defects, advisories and good practice.

Completion Control

Working with the Completions Team, you'll be managing client expectations, ensuring information  required from clients is appropriate, liaising with other Q Teams to confirm properties are ready for insurance.

Team Player

Working as part of the technical & surveying team you will find a key support network with your colleagues, sharing knowledge, experience and project interactions wherever possible so that you feel supported every step of your Q journey. 

Find out more about the role in the Job Profile

Who are we working with in your region?

Below is a selection of the clients we are currently working with in London & the South East:

  • City & Country Group plc

  • Clarendon Construction

  • Compass Builders

  • Elivia Homes

  • Gade Property Group

  • Griggs Homes

  • Hillview Ventures

  • London Eco Homes

  • Mex Homes

  • Octagon Group

  • Prime Meridien Developments

  • Rockwood Homes

  • Rogate Properties

  • Staddle Properties

What do we need to know about you?

The key requirements for the ideal candidate for this role include:

Experience & Qualifications

As an ideal candidate for this role, you'll have significant and proven experience of the physical built environment and construction processes.

You'll also have or be working towards a relevant construction related qualification.

It would be an advantage to have previous structural warranty surveying experience, but it is not essential. You may have worked in a Clerk of Works, Building Control, Site Manager or Project Manager capacity or indeed another similar kind of role. 

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More about you...

Knowledge Base

It is essential you have a thorough understanding of the Building Regulations as well as building technologies and other related legislation.

 

You will also have the ability to interpret and apply technical theory and Building Regulations to practical situations and be able to explain this and provide mentoring and support to other team members.

 

A good understanding of Health & Safety requirements in the construction industry is also required.

Attitude & Approach

You're going to be an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a generally flexible attitude and a general commitment to do what it takes to get the job done. 

You'll be relatively self-sufficient and able to work independently and unsupervised but enjoy working with the wider team and interacting with your line manager regularly.

You'll have the ability to build great relationships, establish good working rapport and communicate effectively with clients and site staff at all levels, being able to handle difficult situations with diplomacy.

Physical Requirements

Being out on-site most days and inspecting properties from foundation to completion will mean you will need to be physically able to move around a construction site safely, climbing ladders, accessing scaffolding and loft spaces and frequently working at height. 

Q will of course supply you with all the PPE you need to do this safely, you just need to supply common sense, a careful approach and the energy you need to get around site!

Anything else?

To do this job effectively you will need to be pretty IT literate and competent, being an experienced user of general Microsoft Office software and mobile phone software and operating systems.

Since your job will rely on preparing reports for the insurer's audit trail, you will need to have really good report writing and communication skills with a good level attention to detail and ability to maintain a suitable audit trail using the company's systems. 

Smart (business appropriate) appearance, discreet nature, common sense approach to business and client requirements and the ability to quickly and accurately read situations is essential.

And it goes without saying, you will need a full-clean driving licence since the post requires a lot travelling.

Don't be put off if you don't meet 100% of the requirements above!

 

If you're not sure whether you could be considered for the position, send us your CV and tell us a bit about yourself anyway - we are always keen to hear from people who have the drive and ambition to take control of their own careers and bring loyalty, commitment and quality to Q.

Interested in joining our Team?

Apply Now - send your CV to morag.bratchie@qassurebuild.co.uk