The Estates Department is responsible for the development, support, upkeep and compliance of STFC’s physical Estate, including buildings, roads, infrastructure and grounds. The Estate portfolio at the 37 hectare Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site, comprises of 93 buildings ranging in size, complexity and age (1950 to present day).
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Large bespoke scientific facility buildings
120 bed hotel
Commercial Catering Facilities
In addition to the primary RAL estate, there are also two satellite sites which the department has responsibility for, The Chilbolton Observatory, Stockbridge and The Coseners House Hotel, Abingdon (grade 2 listed).
The Estates Surveying and Works teams manage and deliver against the estates schedule of condition survey, to deduce the burden of backlog maintenance and to ensure STFC’s scientific programme is accommodated and supported in a safe and comfortable environment. The teams also oversee planned and reactive maintenance activities for fabric elements around the estate.
Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities
Adopt and develop the Estates existing condition survey reports to inform and assist the Estates Senior Management team in the strategic planning of maintenance and capital replacement works
Undertake annual site condition surveys to ensure compliance and to sustain the schedule of condition register
Diagnose building defects and specify remedial repairs
Assist in the validation and updating of the Estates buildings and infrastructure record drawings and documentation
Prepare estimates, specifications and tender documents relating to Minor Projects and Measured Term Contracts at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Instruct, implement and manage maintenance works using NEC4 TSC and NEC4 ECC processes and protocols.
Procurement and supervision of contractors with minimal impact to the site location, including works coordination, integration, Safety and
Ensuring that CDM requirements are met for relevant schemes, including the issuing F10 notices where appropriate.
Ensure specification compliance, financial governance and effective sign off on the completion of role associated Minor Project works.
In order to apply for this role you must have:
Obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2020, 2021 or be due to receive it in 2022
Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
The right to live and work in the UK
BSc in Building Surveying
Good inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating networking and team building, motivation and problem solving.
Good knowledge of UK building control and the application of current building regulations
Excellent numeracy skills
Good ICT skills, including MS Office and CAD
Good time-management skills
Able to work well within a team but also show excellent initiative alone and work independently
Knowledge of Health & Safety regulation, especially fire, asbestos and CDM regulations
Post qualification experience of diagnosing building defects and specifying remedial repairs
Approving contractors work quality
Applying legal interpretation of standard forms of contract in particular NEC3
Design and specifying minor alterations
Knowledge of construction drawing standards
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design office
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