Principal Building Control Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 00039979-1
  • Date Posted: 20 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £47,743
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical, HSE, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Principal Building Control Surveyor
About Watford Borough Council

We are Watford Borough Council, a Local Authority dedicated to making Watford a great place to live and work. Watford is a place with real ambition and incredible potential, just like the Principal Building Control Surveyor that we are looking to appoint within our busy development management team.
Our Town Hall is based to the north of the Town Centre within easy walking distance to a wide range of shops, cafes, and bars, as well as award winning open spaces such as Cassiobury Park. With local connections to the Metropolitan line, London Overground and other mainline services at Watford Junction, we are ideally located for convenient commuting from both London and across Hertfordshire. We also welcome flexible working and are looking to continue to build on the outstanding success of our remote working practices developed during the Covid-19 lockdown.
We are currently looking for a Principal Building Control Surveyor to join our team.
The Role
As a Principal Building Control Surveyor, you will ensure that the borough’s growth is built safely and to the latest standards. You will assist and deputise for the Building Control Team Leader in the management and provision of Building Control Services and allocate, prioritise and monitor the daily work of the Building Control Team.
You will assist with the provision of Building Control Services to required standards in an efficient, customer-focussed manner by undertaking professional Building Control duties. These duties consist of applications and enforcement of Building Regulations by the scrutiny of deposited plans and the inspection of building work, negotiating and corresponding with applicants and agents and collecting, recording and giving evidence in support of enforcement proceedings.
About You
To join us as a Principal Building Control Surveyor, you will need:
-Extensive experience as a Senior or Principal Building Control Surveyor, being fully conversant with the Building Act, Building Regulations, Approved Documents.
-A qualification in a building control-related field preferably RICS/CABE membership.
-Have ability to a Level 6A standard in fire safety or equivalent qualifications in fire safety
-A full valid driving licence and your own means of transport
The Benefits

- Salary of up to £47,743 per annum
- Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
- Flexible working
- Career development opportunities
- Season ticket loan
- Cycle to work scheme
- Discounted leisure centre membership
- Employee volunteering schemes
- Access to a branded shopping discounts platform and discounted activities and days out
- 28 days’ holiday rising with service
A basic DBS will be carried out for this post.
For an informal chat about the role, please call Sean Peschiera, Building Control Team Leader.

Other organisations may call this role Senior Building Control Surveyor, Lead Building Control Surveyor, Supervising Building Control Surveyor, or Building Control Surveyor.

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