Building Maintenance Inspector

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Oxford University

Recruiter: Oxford University

Building Maintenance Inspector

£32,817 to £40,322 per annum | South East | Date posted 22 Jul 2021

Building Maintenance Inspector

Location: The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NQ

Full Time

Grade 7: £32,817-£40,322 p.a.

About the Role

Are you a natural problem-solver who enjoys variety in your working life? Do you have experience of working within the building construction, maintenance or facilities management industries? Would you like the opportunity to join a strong multi-disciplinary team, maintaining an estate which promotes world class research and education? If so, then the post of Buildings Maintenance Inspector at the University of Oxford Estates Services might be perfect for you!

The University of Oxford Estates Services team maintains an estate of over 300 teaching, learning and research buildings, including some of the most iconic historic buildings within the United Kingdom. The team also manages the repairs and maintenance of the University’s 933 Graduate Accommodation units across the City, along with 140 commercially let domestic properties both within Oxford and in the surrounding villages.

Building on your existing strong communication skills, you will spend you time working within the buildings that we are responsible for, identifying building faults and finding appropriate solutions to those issues. You will need to understand both traditional and modern building construction techniques and be confident in tracing the causes of faults such as water ingress, structural movement or infestation of buildings.

By working collaboratively with departments and taking a proactive approach to liaising with and managing both contractors and building/site access and operation, you will be helping to deliver excellent customer service, which is flexible and adapts to the specific needs and sensitivities of building occupiers.

About You

Good organisational skills are critical to success in this role, and you will need to be able to demonstrate a track record of successfully managing your own time in order to deal with a varied workload and competing deadlines.

Existing knowledge of current health and safety legislation relating to construction sites, along with relevant British Standards, Building Regulations and codes of practice will also be essential.

Training will be given in the appropriate database management tools that are used for our casework, but you will bring with you experience of using database software programmes in the monitoring of work progress will be beneficial.

Above all, you will need to demonstrate a confident can-do attitude, and the ability to work flexibly and adaptably to make sure that the team as a whole are able to provide the best possible service to our customers – no two days in this role are ever the same, and there is always something new to learn!

Further Information:

Some degree of flexibility is possible regarding precise working hours. Likewise a proportion of remote working from home may be possible. However, the role holder will need to be able to attend multiple site visits within and around the City of Oxford and in general will need to be in the City for a minimum of 2-3 days a week and available on site during standard operating hours.

The post-holder will be required to work in a variety of situations, including occasionally from rooftops, scaffolds and confined spaces. Appropriate training will be provided for these types of work.

Application Process

If you would like to apply for this job then please complete the application form and submit it, along with a covering letter, before the closing date at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18th August 2021.

Please make sure that you refer to the information contained within the Job Description when completing your application, and show us how your key skills match those required by the role.

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Construction Management

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Salary range:

£40,000 - £49,999

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South East

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Job benefits: Benefits package
Job ref: 1398759
Application deadline:
18 Aug 2021