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Building Advisor

Natural Environment Research Council - NERC - Social Sciences and Social Care

Location: Swindon
Salary: £39,748
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: 210000XH

NERC, Swindon, Full-Time, £39,748

To support and maintain our estate strategy commitments and development of our environmental sustainability objectives whilst ensuring statutory compliance is met. This will be achieved by delivering Long Term Maintenance and Asset Management expertise to ensure effective, sustainable, and compliant systems and processes are in place and monitored to safeguard UKRI owned assets of which NERC is accountable for.

Key Duties and Responsibilitie s include:

  • In collaboration with the Senior Estates Officer, provide advice and guidance to ensure sites integrate and operate an Asset Management Plan derived from condition survey reports prepared by others, including legislative non-compliance and backlog maintenance.
  • Verify the appropriateness and adequacy of annual Long-Term Maintenance plans, assess priorities, and support the agreement of funding levels. Conduct regular review of the progress of implementation; monitoring expenditure levels and to provide verification of site reports. Produce monthly progress and year end reports.
  • From regular visits and contracts with sites, provide professional advice and guidance as is required on specific construction, maintenance, physical security and environmental related matters, such as building regulations, SFG20; CDM2015; BREEAM and contract management.
  • Undertake regular compliance audits when required incl M&E and statutory re quirements including liaison on sites co-located with Universities.
  • To project manage and advise on major and minor capital projects as applicable to your area of expertise.

You will need:

  • Strong communication, negotiation and time management skills and the ability to prioritise and deal with difficult situations, responding flexibly, whilst also dealing with ambiguity to deliver successful outcomes.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues and stakeholders as a team member to build strong relationships and support for initiatives, aligning activity and resources to deliver strategic objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in representing NERC when communicating and dealing with both internal and external stakeholders in providing technical advice and assurance and commitment to the professional ethos.
  • Be able to deal with concurrent tasks and be responsible for planning and prio ritising own work area. Ability to work to demanding deadlines.
  • To be able to travel to NERC research centres and sites based across the UK, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Nottingham, and Southampton.

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum level of formal qualification for this role - HNC or degree in Building Engineering or Construction related discipline.

Minimum period of 6 - 10 years post qualification work experience is required.

Minimum level of professional membership i.e.

  • Member of Association of Project Management
  • Member of the Institute of Workplace Management
  • Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
  • or equivalent body

Choosing to come to work at NERC, part of UKRI, means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to see more details and to apply please visit our job board at (link). Please include a covering letter outlining how you fit the role criteria. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Closing date for applications is 26th September 2021.

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