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Building Control Surveyor

Job Description

Our client based in North London are currently recruiting for a Principal Class 3 Building Control Surveyor to join their team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, hybrid, temporary position offering £600 per day Umbrella LTD Inside IR35.

The purpose of the role is to Lead the delivery of technical services for the Building Control Authority ensuring that all building work within the Borough meets the requirements of building control legislation and the building regulations, including working with the Building Safety Regulator in the enforcement and regulation of Higher risk buildings.


  • Lead the delivery of public protection, ensuring the enforcement of the building regulations, demolitions and temporary structures within the Borough.
  • Lead the Council's response to dangerous structure incidents in the Borough, managing personnel and assets deployed in response and liaising with the emergency services in making safe dangerous structures and buildings.
  • Contribute as a member of the Building Control Management Team to the overall leadership and management of the Building Control Authority, representing Building Control on corporate programmes, projects and initiatives as required.
  • Deputise where necessary for the Assistant Director of Building Control.
  • Provide technical advice through the preparation of reports and briefings on building safety, building regulations, dangerous structures and land charges regulatory issues.
  • Provide support to the Building Safety Regulator under Section 13 of the Building Safety Act 2022 in the regulation of Higher-risk buildings and enforcement of the building regulations.
  • Ensure full cost recovery for the Council in support of the Building Safety Regulator as set out in the Building Safety (Fees and Charges) Regulations (2023). Enforce building control prohibitions on 'applicable persons' under the Building Safety (Responsible Actors Scheme and Prohibitions) Regulations 2023.
  • Ensure that the Council's building inspectors meet the requirements of the Building Safety Regulator in relation to competency assessment, training and development.
  • Enforce the building regulations within the Borough using powers under the Building Safety Act 2022 and Building Act 1984 to ensure public safety. Investigate offences under Section 57 of the Building Act 1984, prosecuting cases as required.


  • Qualifications - Membership of MRICS, CABE or similar Experience
  • Essential - Class 3 Registration
  • Minimum of five years post qualification experience, preferably in a Building Control environment.
  • Management experience desirable. Knowledge/Skills
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to technical issues whilst still meeting legal requirements.
  • Understanding of the commercial environment that the department is working in and the contribution that individuals can make.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems is desirable.
  • Comfortable with using a range of software packages to produce letters, input data and search for information etc.
  • Ability to work to tight schedules and meet deadlines and changing priorities through effective time management.

If interested or require more information, please feel free to get in touch with James Glover on 01772 208967 or via email at