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Building Control Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC329
  • Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Control Surveyors (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in East Manchester is looking for a Building Control Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate will hold a full professional qualification, a full UK driving licence and vehicle and extensive experience in a Building Control function.

The main purpose of role is to ensure that work on site and on submitted plans satisfy the Building Regulations and associated legislation.

The main responsibilities of the role include the following;

To examine applications and plans, and undertake inspections of building work to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations and other associated legislation.
To provide professional and technical advice to customers on pre-application submissions.
To liaise as necessary with other groups of the Division, other divisions of the Department, other departments of the Council and external bodies and agencies on Building Control and other related issues.
To investigate reports of dangerous structures as directed during normal working hours and take appropriate action to render safe any structures found to be dangerous.
To take enforcement action for breaches of the Building Regulations and other associated legislation including: conducting interviews in accordance with the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act; the preparation and submission of evidence; and attending court to present evidence.
To assist in the training and development of Trainee / Assistant Building Control Officers
To research product data for compliance with the building regulations
To contribute to achieving the Building Control Group's objectives and targets as set out in the Service Improvement Plan, including performance Indicators.
To assist in ensuring that the Building Control Group's manual and computerised records are effectively maintained and to be competent in the use of the computer software used within the Group.
To represent the interests of the Building Control Group and the Neighbourhoods Directorate at internal and external meetings as required.
To process applications relative to major projects for compliance with the Building Regulations, including those involving the application of extended regulatory guidance related to fire-engineered solutions, Building Bulletins, Fire Code documents, etc. from receipt to determination without supervision.

The client are looking to move quickly with this role so if this position seems of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.