Thurrock Council’s housing department have an exciting opportunity to join an established team and department as a Surveying and Engineering Team Lead. This is a management position within the inhouse technical services team that will directly line manage qualified Building Surveyors and Electrical Engineers.
Thurrock Council owns and manages a housing portfolio of approximately 10,000 residential properties of which is spread across all parts of the Thurrock borough in Essex. The portfolio varies significantly regarding size and build type, meaning we have a number of different archetypes including high, low-rise blocks of flats, sheltered housing residential complexes as well as a large number of street properties.
Therefore, this opportunity presents a unique challenge for a self-driven and motivated individual who has the vision and skills to help drive service improvements in maintaining, repairing, and improving the housing portfolio.
Social housing is a unique opportunity to deliver real change for residents and in this role the successful candidate will be able to influence and develop new programmes and project to improve and enhance the housing stock.
In addition, the successful candidate should have a keen interest in innovative renewable energy solutions, as a key aspect of the role will be to champion the Council’s current and future sustainable/renewable energy development programmes.
This will include identifying suitable /adaptable energy services, commissioning and managing project feasibility and completing project grant or fund sourcing where applicable.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual of who can self-manage their time while also working collectively with other housing services team to improve the service delivery to our residents whilst also enhancing the skill base within their team.
You must have the desire to continuously improve your personal development and assist other team members to in improving theirs.
The nature of the role means that the applicants must be confident, proactive and have the ability to engage with a wide-ranging audience whilst also being technically proficient in the role in respect to building management.
You must have the applicable qualifications in respect to building surveying and /or management and possess a proven record of accomplishments in this regard.
Successful candidates will be supported in additional training and qualifications to ensure that they have the required skills set to successfully fulfil these roles on behalf of the Authority.
Due to the wide spread of assets across Thurrock Borough, it is essential that the successful candidate has access to a vehicle that is insured and can be used for work purposes.
We reserve the right to withdraw the role at any time - Candidates may be invited to interview upon submitted complete application.
Our vision – an ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Here at Thurrock council we are striving to unlock sustainable growth, and lay the foundations for future growth and prosperity of the area. Situated on the north side of the River Thames bordering Essex, Kent and East London, Thurrock is an area of great contrast, with a well-balanced mixture of beauty and business. We are determined to improve Thurrock as a place, ensuring we are providing the best services for the people of Thurrock whilst offering the opportunity of prosperity. Our aim is to create a place where people and businesses want to stay and thrive, and developers and investors want to invest.
We have an exciting and ambitious agenda to deliver here at Thurrock council with £20billion of new investment planned for homes, jobs and infrastructure including £6billion being invested in private sector jobs; 24,500 new jobs planned over the next 20 years - working towards a future where every resident has a good job and £100million new investment in our schools – to ensure our education offer is first class, whilst building upon 97% of our primary schools being “good” or better.
Thurrock is a diverse place, known not only for its ports and logistics centres but home of the Royal Opera House and the expanding intu Lakeside Shopping Centre. Thurrock’s heritage, wildlife sites and breath-taking countryside offer the best of both being perfectly positioned just 35 minutes from central London.
Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
If you want to be part of an ambitious, exciting yet challenging council, where you can really make a difference join #TeamThurrock now!