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Commercial Building Control Surveyor

North of England / Scotland
£41000.00 - £44,300.00 per annum + benefits
Closing date
13 Apr 2021

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Land, Property, Construction
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

NHBC has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Building Control Surveyor to join our team, covering the North of England & Scotland area on a full time permanent basis.

The successful candidate will manage building control applications and manage risk on NHBC warranty products in accordance with the relevant business area SLA’s, technical policies and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure customer and statutory requirements are met.


Apart from working with great colleagues who are passionate about what they do, you will be joining a market leading business. We pride ourselves on developing individuals to achieve their full potential and offer exceptional personal development and career progression opportunities. We also support, sponsor and pay for training and membership to relevant professional organisations. All necessary equipment and other allowances associated with working from home will be provided.

Diversity and Inclusion

NHBC is committed to equal opportunities for all. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter. Our inclusive culture helps us to maintain competitive advantage as we aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team. Underlying our overall commitment to equality is the fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination.

Always happy to talk flexible working

We encourage employees to work flexibly in different ways including home working, field working and both formal and informal flexible working arrangements. We don’t promise we can offer you what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working. In the interview process we’ll discuss this more with you. NHBC has offices in London, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Belfast.

About the role

As part of a nationwide team of professionally qualified staff, you will lead the assessment of building regulation and warranty applications on predominantly commercial, retirement and residential conversion developments. You will engage, influence and negotiate with developers, builders and their design teams, from initial design to completion, to ensure proposals are satisfactory in relation to building control and warranty in accordance with relevant regulations / NHBC Standards.

You will be responsible for the co-ordination of building control inspections, issue of Final Certificates, site and type approvals and resolving problems relating to Initial Notices / Final certification.

You will manage the Building Regulation and Warranty aspects by supporting inspection staff with the provision of expert advice, inspection of high risk / complex elements or features of building work, the identification / communication of key inspection stages and review of progress.

You will undertake surveys and assessments of existing buildings for suitability for NHBC Buildmark Conversions and Renovations Cover, including the provision of advice, preparation of reports and offers / refusals of insurance cover.

You will support other departments in assessing building regulations on system approvals for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

About you

You will have Chartered membership of an appropriate professional institution and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of at least one of the following key areas: Building Regulations, NHBC Standards, building construction and technology.

Having substantial relevant building/construction experience with substantial knowledge of the housing and commercial sectors, you will also have an understanding of building pathology and why and how buildings fail and result in claims and associated remediation. You will also possess an understanding and knowledge of environmental issues and relevant standards and legislation.

You will have good communication skills both verbal and written with appropriate interpersonal and presentational skills and will be IT literate and proficient in the use a range of MS Office software programs.

A proactive, self-motivated, team player, flexible and willing to get involved with the development of the role.

A full driving licence is required. You will typically work within a defined geographical area but may be required to work elsewhere in the UK as required.

The role is home based but you will be required to undertake frequent site visits and periodically attend our head office at Milton Keynes and other NHBC offices.

Salary / Benefits:

- £41000.00 - £44,300.00 per annum (dependent on experience)

- Remote Worker Allowance

- Up to 6% bonus.

- Company car (subject to the annual minimum 4k business mileage)

- 25 days pa annual leave with additional days for long service.

- Pension scheme accredited to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution) with life assurance of 4 x salary. 

- Funded private medical insurance.

- Tax efficient childcare vouchers and cycle purchase scheme.

- High street discounts and preferential gym rates.

- Employee assistance programme.

Our Values

Excellent – Proud and professional in all that we do
Connected - Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team
Human - Challenging, supporting and respecting each other
Progressive - Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together

The position will close on Thursday 15th April 2021


At NHBC we are committed to working with the house-building and wider construction industry to raise the standard of new homes and to provide protection for new home buyers.

We seek to drive up quality and improve industry standards through:

  • Providing comprehensive warranty and insurance products and access to a 'one stop package' of core business services, complementary professional services and value-added services
  • By being the national and an international authority on the raising of standards in home construction, house building regulation and protection for new home buyers
Find Us
01908 747447
Davy Avenue
Milton Keynes
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