Principal Building Control Surveyor

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Principal Building Control Surveyor
Interim Position

NNC (HQ) NNC17901

Posted: 8th May 2024 09:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £42.31 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    NN14 4LZ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Principal Building Control Surveyor

Reference no: NNC (HQ) NNC17901

Pay Rate: up to £42.31 per hour PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Manage the day to day control of building work within the district. Be the lead contact for major/complex projects as allocated by the Building Control Manager, in respect of plans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Checking plans and notices for compliance with Building Regulations and ancillary legislation, preparation of amendment schedules.
  • Processing plans and notices, preparing notices, passing/rejecting plans and other matters within statutory time limitations.
  • Corresponding, discussing and liaising with all necessary bodies and people regarding plans, notices and other matters. Fire Service, Water Authorities as appropriate.
  • Inspection of work of work on site in connection with all types of development.
  • Ensure that fees and charges are recovered, including supplementary charges, in relation to Building Control applications in accordance with the scheme of charges and the controlling legislation.
  • Undertake investigations of alleged breaches of Building Regulations, including the identification of contraventions, the gathering of evidence for proceedings and attendance at court hearings, in accordance with the Enforcement Concordat and statutory timescales.
  • Maintain concise, organised records of site inspections, telephone conversations, meetings and emails.
  • Adopt the ‘Development Team Approach’ to secure cross Departmental compliance.

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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.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

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:


  • Have an HND / HNC or equivalent professional qualification in a building surveying or a related subject or be qualified by experience in a similar role.


  • Good knowledge of Building Regulations, asbestos awareness and Health & Safety legislation.


  • Experience of delivering projects within agreed timescales and with quality outcomes, including effective planning, managing and monitoring programs of work.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Communication skills- be able to explain complex schedules and plans to applicants in an accessible way and keep people updated on progress.
  • Ability to plan and deliver building works including effective planning, managing and monitoring programs of work
  • Have the ability to monitor and interpret KPI data as well as use the data to assess the contractor's performance.
  • Have the ability to co-ordinate one's own workload, manage conflicting priorities in a pressurised work environment to meet deadlines.
  • Be a proficient user of the AutoCAD software.


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Job Ref: NNC (HQ) NNC17901
Principal Building Control Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: NNC (HQ) NNC17901
Principal Building Control Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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