Principal Building Control Officer

Camden, London
£40,829 - £47,360
17 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Job Position

Principal Building Control Officer

Job Reference number: 190000EP

Location: 5 Pancras Square 

Salary: £40,829 - £47,360

Contract Type: 2 year Fixed Term Contract, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options 


The role

This is an opportunity to join a leading organisation, working with some of the biggest names in the construction industry to deliver a trusted and independent Building Control Service. We are looking for a qualified and experienced Principal Building Control Officer to assist in delivering a successful Building Control Service, ensuring that Camden’s legislative requirements associated with Building Control are met.

You will be part of a professional local team with responsibility for identifying and driving innovative changes in Service processes, procedures and working practice to increase productivity and deliver value for money. You will assist with the implementation of an innovative promotion and marketing strategy to increase the market share of building control work.

You will play a leading role in the management of the service including: communicating the service’s business objectives, deputising for senior managers and participating in ensuring the successful delivery of projects including the council’s emergency service.

You will be required to take part in Camden`s out of hour’s emergency service.

About you

You will be a corporate member of an appropriate professional body (RIBA, RICS, CIOB, ABE or CEng) and possess a high level of expertise, knowledge and extensive experience in the field of Building Control and its ancillary matters, both on site and in the office.

You’ll have demonstrable management experience including formulating, implementing and maintaining management and administrative systems and have a proven track record of delivering cost effective, high quality Building Control Services successfully. Alongside this, you’ll bring strong negotiation skills and display leadership qualities, comprising of people management and of driving improvement and influencing change.

You will have the ability to assume responsibility for the service, such as conducting external meetings and site visits, representing the service at Council Committee meetings and managing out of hour’s emergencies/ service requirements.

 To succeed, you will possess strong communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to build and maintain key working relationships across a range of levels.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity 

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 29th September 2019 23:59

Interviews to be held: W/C 7th October 2019

Please quote reference: 190000EP

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 21st October 2019 and 18th November 2019

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