Head of Surveying

Home Based / National Travel | Construction & Property


Serco - Justice & Immigration FM

Hybrid Working with regular national travel

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £65,000 per annum + Car + Excellent Corporate Benefits Package


We're recruiting for a qualified experienced Surveyor to join our Justice & Immigration (J&I) FM contract.


You will play a key role in the management and delivery of detailed condition reports, identification of defects and advise/guide on repair, maintenance and upgrade options and strategies across the Serco J&I estate.


Being a chartered building surveyor, you will assess the estate and provide project management support on associated capital works initiatives including advice, guidance, support with safety and energy efficiency/sustainability improvements and wider capital expenditure. Developing lifecycle models for asset replacement programmes and actively support project management of dilapidation activities and the scoping and delivery of capital projects, preparing project briefs, works scope, specifications and tenders.


As part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) you will report directly to FM Director, managing a Team of Surveyors and QS/Estimators and will be required to work closely with and take direction on occasion from Head of Asset Management (HoAM), Head of Projects (HoP) and Head of MTT (HoMTT).


You will have comprehensible commercial awareness and have worked in a similar role managing and motivating others. A concise understanding of modern quantity surveying principles and techniques including preparation of BQ's and PTE's will stand you in good stead for success on delivering accountabilities such as:


  • Advise on lifecycle/dilapidation projects and determine/manage contractual/financial requirements aligned to the Risk.
  • Manage, develop and organise comprehensive documentation for competitive tender activities and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes.
  • Determine the condition of existing buildings and building services, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repair to manage operational and dilapidation risk.
  • Advise on lifecycle/dilapidation projects and determine/manage contractual/financial requirements aligned to the Risk.
  • Support J&I FM Bid team with new bids and re-bid opportunities and procurement colleagues with management of tender RFI's, supplier clarifications and tender adjudication activities.
  • Champion working towards gaining ISO 19650 for Building Information Modelling (BIM) including the creation and development of digital modelling of the existing J & I Estate.
  • Support and contribute to FM SLT's mission to implement and continually improve on a positive H & S culture.


What you'll need to do the role 


First and foremost, you will hold the relevant building surveying degree or construction related professional qualifications and RICS chartered building surveyor with minimum 5 years' experience.


As with any skilled role at this level, you will evidently have the required technical knowledge, competence and understanding of building construction, fabric and building services.


Excellent understanding of CDM Regulations and can demonstrate ability to apply its principles to coordinate/advise Client, PD and PC duties.


Finally, flexibility is a must - this is a mobile role covering locations nationally across the UK therefore must have a flexible approach to travel to/from sites and be prepared to stay away from home, potentially this could be up to 2-3 nights a week.


Why Serco


A place you can make an impact - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.


A place you can count on - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


A place for you - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed within a supportive and safe culture.


What we offer


  • A competitive salary, pension (matched up to 6%), life insurance.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team; volunteer leave; continuous training and development opportunities.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family, such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and more.
  • Serco Benefits Package: Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals.
  • The chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.  


About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.




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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.


We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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