Building Control Surveyor

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Building Control Surveyor
Interim Position

 Manchester 0006 C541 / 1

Posted: 28th November 2022 09:55
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £50.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


    M60 2LA

What's involved with this role:

Building Control Surveyor   

Reference no: Manchester 0006 C541 / 1   

Pay rate up to £50.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience 

Office based, site inspections and remote working 

The role holder will carry out the examination of building plans and inspect work or events in progress under the provision of building control legislation. This will include the administration and enforcement of public safety legislation in relation to dangerous, ruinous and dilapidated buildings and demolition. The role holder will be expected to check plans and carry out site inspections of buildings and structures of any form and prepare clear and accurate reports and notices that can be used for legal purposes 

Key responsibilities: 

  • The role holder will assist in the delivery of the Building Control function, including matters relating to building regulations, dangerous buildings and public safety. The role holder will have a detailed understanding of the application of the Building Act, Building Regulations and associated legislation and procedures.  
  • The role holder will be able to effectively negotiate, persuade and influence in all areas of technical and legislative matters for all manner of building/construction types in order to achieve compliant buildings with the cooperation, understanding and agreement of the design team.  
  • The role holder will be able to analyse plans and building work for compliance with building regulation requirements, demonstrating a detailed knowledge of the relevant legislation, standards and construction methods associated with all types of structures. People. Pride. Place.  
  • The role holder will produce clear reports on building control matters that detail technical issues relating to all aspects of building control work including the checking of designs and inspection of work on site.
  • Operate in a competitive environment to promote the service and provide customer care with an awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of private service provision  
  • Resolve complaints with understanding of the diverse priorities for members of the design team; build team, elected representatives, and the general public.  
  • Personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, in a related discipline and studying/gaining experience towards professional membership of a building control related organisation – Assoc of Building Engineers (MBEng), Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), or Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) 
  • Demonstrate that the knowledge and experience that has been acquired, whilst working in a Local Authority or Approved Inspector building control organisation, is sufficient to undertake the role 
  • Have a detailed understanding and practical knowledge and experience of the responsibilities indicated 
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills to undertake calculations and produce letters and other documentation 
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders to identify information needs 
  • Ability to present information 
  • Ability to absorb, understand and quickly assimilate information and concepts and compare information from a number of different sources 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref:  Manchester 0006 C541 / 1
Building Control Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref:  Manchester 0006 C541 / 1
Building Control Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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