Building Surveyor Industrial Placement 2021

by Met Office

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28th February 2021
Placement Year (10 Months+)
South West

Building Surveyor Industrial Placement 2021

Our Industrial Placement scheme offers ambitious, capable undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside experts in their field. 

Why should I choose the Met Office?:

As an Industrial Placement at the Met Office, you will be paid £17,900 pa and have the opportunity to spend 12 months (between July 2021 - July 2022) working full-time in the Property Management team based at the Met Office HQ in Exeter. Your role will mainly concentrate on surveying related duties at the main UK sites consisting of 30 frontline properties, as well as Exeter HQ.

The role will therefore entail travel to remote UK sites to undertake progress inspections, monitor quality against specification, ensure compliance with contract conditions, as well as to monitor health and safety compliance, and you will generally be accompanied by experienced property professionals.

You will be part of the property team and will have an experienced, chartered building surveyor as your mentor. Additionally, it is anticipated that you will gain experience working with other professionally qualified team members on matters including those relating to landlord and tenant, project management, health and safety, facilities management, environmental and sustainability issues.

During your placement you can expect to gain some experience in a wide range of surveying core competencies including building inspections, design and specification, contract management, construction health and safety, project management, ensuring compliance with technical standards and regulatory requirements.

You will support team members by providing professional and technical advice to ensure projects and maintenance activities are delivered to the appropriate standards. This will entail assisting with reviewing design proposals, specifying appropriate solutions, reviewing construction phase plans, risk assessments, and method statements.

This Industrial Placement is an exciting opportunity to see first-hand what we do and make a real impact that the Met Office truly values. 

Tell me a little more about what you do….:

The Property Management team has responsibility for delivery of hard and soft Facilities Management services at Exeter and frontline locations. The estate comprises of over 500 sites across the UK.

Can I apply?:

To become a Building Surveyor Industrial Placement at the Met Office you will need to be someone who: 

  1. Is studying an undergraduate Building Surveying degree accredited by the RICS which MUST incorporate a placement year (i.e. sandwich course)
  2. Can demonstrate evidence of good oral and written communication skills
  3. Can demonstrate you can plan and organise work using own initiative
  4. Has a proven ability to work well as a member of a team
  5. Can demonstrate evidence of problem solving

As well as someone who can desirably demonstrate:

  1. Previous experience of working in construction, facilities management, a property management or a property maintenance environment
  2. The ability to use AutoCAD LT 2019
  3. You are in possession of a full UK driving licence (this is beneficial but not essential)

How do I apply?:

If you think this role sounds perfect for you and you meet the above requirements, then please follow these two simple steps… 

  • Click on the link above to submit your application via our website
  • Fill out the online application and give as much evidence as possible against the skills required 

When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?:

We will be accepting applications until 28th February 2021. During this time, we may get in touch if you are unfortunately not eligible or we have spotted something missing from your application. Otherwise, you can expect to hear from us before the 19th March once the hiring manager has reviewed all the applications received. We often receive a high number of applications so it can take a little while to look at each one but we always let people know the outcome.

The next stage is an interview (likely to be via skype at the end of March/early April) and that’s it!

Good luck!

Additional Information:

For operational reasons this post will be based in Exeter.

This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.

Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.

We recognise that Great Minds Don’t Think Alike. Consequently, the Met Office is committed to working towards being a more diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing and utilising visible and invisible individual differences. This includes continually striving to create a positive and open environment in which to work, along with ensuring that there are no barriers implicit in our policies or procedures preventing people from performing to the best of their ability. We are a “Disability Confident” employer, Mindful Employer, and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We are proud to have a variety of staff-led networks who constantly work with us to enable everyone to fulfil their full potential. We are taking measures throughout our Recruitment process to tackle unconscious bias, and we apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness and open competition.

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