Interim Principal Building Control Officer / Surveyor

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Interim Principal Building Control Officer / Surveyor
Catford, London
Contract / Temporary

Lewisham 0006 1D8C / 1

Posted: 15th June 2022 14:24
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  • Pay Rate:

    £38.28 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Catford, London,

    SE6 4RU

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior / Principal Building Control Officer /Surveyor

Job Ref: Lewisham 0006 1D8C / 1

Hybrid role

The post holder will provide out of hours dangerous structure cover as part of a rota.

The Building Control Team are looking for a Senior/Principal Building Control Officer to assist the Building Control Manager on a day-to-day basis.  To visit sites to inspect structures and to arrange for appropriate action to be taken to remove any danger.

The applicant will need to be aware of recent changes to legislation including The Building Safety Act & new technical requirements & guidance on ventilation, energy efficiency & overheating.

Key responsibilities:

  • Receive applications and associated plans for consideration under the Building Acts, Building Regulations, London Building Acts or other relevant legislation.
  • Give professional advice to applicants both before and after formal submission to obtain amendment to plans where necessary or point out where detail is lacking.
  • Consider applications for Building Regulation relaxations. Examine plans not in compliance with Approved Documents and assess their viability.
  • Survey buildings and structures during construction to observe compliance with the Building Acts and Building Regulations.
  • Write letters, memoranda and reports concerned with projects under Building Control authority.
  • Attend Court to give evidence in respect of any legal action initiated by the Council or to defend any proceedings brought against the Authority.


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


  • CIOB or qualified to the LABC level 6 standard.
  • Member of a relevant professional institution- RIC'S, CABE,
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including The Building Safety Act & new technical requirements & guidance on ventilation, energy efficiency & overheating.
  • Experience working within a Building Control or Building Control related environment for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Able to attend meetings / site visits in locations both inside and outside the borough.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  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.


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Interim Principal Building Control Officer / Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim Principal Building Control Officer / Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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