Building Control Surveyor is responsible for supporting on a portfolio of projects to ensure that building control (construction) regulations are adhered to.
Furthermore, that the project portfolio generates the targeted level of fee income.
Working toward gaining knowledge of the building regulations and relevant legislation, covering areas such as public health, fire safety, energy conservation and building accessibility.
Key responsibilities & Accountabilities
BCS helps to ensure that new buildings, alterations, installations and extensions meet the regulatory standards of safety, sustainability, accessibility and design by making sure that constructors are fulfilling their responsibilities of maintaining, altering, repairing, refurbishing and restoring buildings.
Examining and commenting on plans for new buildings, alterations or extensions.
Advising on cost and time saving measures during construction, without forgoing safety regulations
Liaising with local authorities, planners, surveyors and other professionals, as well as special interest groups
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required Working towards Professional qualification Membership Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors MCABE / MRICS or equivalent Fire safety.
A knowledge of the construction design process and RIBA Stages of work. Codes of conduct and performance standards. Knowledge of customer care and the principles of equal opportunities in providing a Building Control function.
Working toward gaining a breath of experience of different types of buildings and projects Supporting site inspections including area of challenge.
• An interest in and the ability to understand and interpret building regulations, construction processes, legislation and requirements
• The confidence to provide advice and guidance
• Communication skills, both written and oral
• Relationship-building skills
• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• IT skills • Negotiation skills
• Time management and organisational skills
• The ability to pay attention to detail but also to see the bigger picture
• A full driving licence is required, due to the need to travel to sites