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Building Control Technician

  • Job reference: JAMC630
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Maintenance Surveyors (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in Essex is looking for a Building Control Technician to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant Surveying qualification, experience dealing with a multitude of Building Control projects and ideally a strong background in local authority settings.

The main purpose of the role is to assist in the enforcement of Building Regulations and assist in disabled access works. To be responsible for the supervision of buildings within and across the district. The successful candidate will be required to be flexible and adaptable in responding to the fast changing needs of the Service.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows;

To carry out under the direction of senior staff statutory and routine inspections under the Building Regulations as required by service policy. It is essential to have the ability to translate the details shown on plans into a practical appraisal of the work under construction.
The post holder may be required to make on-site decisions relating to building works and to be capable of offering constructive and accurate advice to clients regarding problems encountered and propose solutions. The postholder may require rectification of works and must ensure that such works are carried out satisfactorily.
Records of the post holder's inspections instructions and on-site decisions are required to be maintained to meet all legal and financial implications of the duties.
Examination of submissions for consent under Building Regulations and similar related duties as necessary to ensure compliance with Building Regulations, Codes of Practice, British Standards and, where appropriate, European Legislation.
Maintain administrative returns, monthly statistics of commencements and completions and initiate accounts for fees due to the Service for inspections and other duties.
Be aware of the progress of approved developments within the District and the nature and extent of any unauthorised works, and report to supervising surveyor as necessary.
Be aware of the condition of existing buildings and report any dangerous structures at the earliest possible moment.
It is a requirement to be able to carry out supervision of all elements of buildings from foundations to climbing ladders to roofs etc.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following;

Have a sound knowledge of building construction particularly (Essential)
Minimum of 4 years post qualification experience in Building Control (Essential)
Good I.T skills with experience in flexible and mobile working (Desirable)
Experience in appraising building regulation submissions on commercial properties. (Desirable)
Experience in Fire risk assessments or energy certifications. (Desirable)

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering an hourly rate of £25 - £30 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (Approx. £620 - £730 p/week after deductions). This position falls inside of IR35, so personal Ltd companies cannot be used to process pay.

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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