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Principal Building Control Surveyor

Epping Forest District Council
Epping, Essex
£48,873 - £52,500 inclusive of a market supplement of £5,273
Closing date
18 Nov 2020

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Principal Building Control Surveyor

Salary: £48,873 - £52,500 inclusive of a market supplement of £5273.

Permanent position

Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) are seeking to recruit a Principal Building Control Surveyor.

As a Principal Building Control Surveyor, you will work as part of a small, motivated team and will be responsible for examining plans, negotiating with applicants and advising on different ways to satisfy the Building Regulations whilst furthering the interests of Local Authority Building Control.

You will also be required to conduct site visits to inspect building works under construction and provide technical advice to members of the public, elected Members and Council Officers. As part of this you will investigate and qualify acceptable solutions, ensuring matters of Health & Safety and Building Regulation compliance are adhered to. You will also lead in assessing and instructing action to remedy dangerous buildings and structures which may involve attending out of hours. You must be conversant with the applicable enforcement powers outlined in the Building Act 1984.

The Principal Building Control Surveyor is additionally responsible for vetting large and complex schemes, including those submitted to the Council as part of the LABC Partner Authority Scheme. You must therefore be able to evidence your substantial experience, technical qualifications which should include a recognised Building Surveying or Building Control Surveying qualification and validate your competency in Fire Safety to work on ‘in-scope’ buildings as defined by the Building Safety Regulator. Commitment to the Surveying or Building Engineering profession should be evident from corporate membership of a relevant body such as the RICS/CABE/CIOB.

The role of Principal Building Control Surveyor will also involve deputising for the Team Manager in their absence so some experience of managing a small team would be desirable.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with members of the public and building relationships with architects and builders. You must be IT literate and possess a full driving licence. Access to a vehicle is essential for which mileage is reimbursed.

As part of the interview process you will be assessed on how you embody the Council’s core values and behaviours.

In return EFDC are offering a competitive salary with market supplement and a benefits package which includes 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible working arrangements and professional development.

For more information about the role and organisation please contact Paul Smith – Building Control & Asset Management Team Manager on 01992 564216

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