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    £22.44 per hour Umbrella PAYE

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    6 month contract

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​MPI are seeking on behalf of our client a Building Surveyor required to be based in Belfast

This is a 6 month contract with immediate start subject to clearance checks

Rate of Pay - Umbrella PAYE £22.44 per hour, all hours worked (days)


To provide a professional Maintenance Officer service for the Education Authority for minor capital works, condition surveys and maintenance works programmes.

The post holder has the following service-specific responsibilities:

  • To carry out regular inspections of properties in relation to a maintenance programme and where necessary in response to requests for routine maintenance.

  • To assist in the preparation of a maintenance programme.

  • To prepare written reports and estimates of costs.

  • To prepare Condition Reports on all Buildings and Grounds/Mechanical and Electrical elements of the Authority’s property holdings at regular intervals.

  • To prepare specifications, tender documents, etc and seek tenders for all aspects of maintenance and minor improvement works.

  • To issue Works Orders via the Authority's computerised Estate Management System as required.

  • To certify accounts for payments. To allocate, supervise, and certify invoices for work carried out under the Authority’s Term Service Contracts as required.

  • To inspect work in progress and correspond with contractors in relation to defects in works or materials.

  • To plan, record and monitor expenditure within an approved budget.

  • To ensure that all aspects of Health and Safety requirements are complied with by Contractors in relation to workmen, property occupants and the general public.

  • To attend court where necessary in relation to claims against the Authority under the Health and Safety at Work Act and other related issues.

  • To co-operate as required in the introduction, development and operation of any Information Technology and Health and Safety legislation relevant to the post.

  • To provide practical guidance and assistance to schools/colleges on all Building and Grounds/Mechanical and Electrical maintenance matters as required.

  • To supervise and manage technicians.


Comply with EA policies and procedures in relation to the duties and responsibilities of the post;

Any such other duties that the EA may from time to time require.

  • Have a working knowledge of relevant Health & Safety regulations in relation to Building Maintenance. Experience as a CDM co-ordinator would be advantageous.

  • Have experience in liaising with and reviewing the work of contractors.

  • Have experience of surveying buildings, preparing maintenance programmes, preparing specifications and procuring contracts to the required legal standards.

  • Have experience of working with a wide range of professionals and experience of participating in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Have experience of effectively managing and monitoring staff in multiple locations.

  • Have experience in the use of ICT in the context of estates management information systems. A qualification in AutoCAD would be advantageous.

  • Demonstrate the technical ability and knowledge to carry out the duties of the post in an effective and efficient manner;

  • Demonstrate a broad working knowledge of Building Maintenance issues with sound management techniques and strategies to problem solve and use own initiative;

  • Demonstrate good communication skills and high level inter-personal skills;

  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute as an effective member of a team

Essential Criteria

Have a HNC / HND or equivalent in building studies or other relevant discipline with a minimum 2 years’ post qualified experience in a building maintenance related discipline or a minimum of 3 years’ post qualified experience in a building construction related discipline.


Have an ONC or equivalent in Building Studies or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 4 years’ post-qualified experience in a building maintenance related discipline or a minimum of 3 years’ post qualified experience in a building construction related discipline.


Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Building Maintenance or an Estates Management role in the education sector.