Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) are seeking to recruit two Senior Building Control Surveyors.
EFDC are in the process of changing how they think about service delivery in the future and this role is a key part of that process. The district is facing an unprecedented period of growth, which will bring changes in demographics, in the types of services required and, in the ways, people access those services.
The drivers for change are:
- Customers – building services around the people we serve
- Efficiency – Making the very best of our people, time and money
- Effectiveness – An agile flexible workforce achieving our ambitions and working together and in partnership
As a Senior Building Control Surveyor you will work as part of a small, motivated team and will be responsible for examining plans, negotiating with applicants and advising on different ways to satisfy the Building Regulations whilst furthering the interests of Local Authority Building Control
You will also be required to conduct site visits to inspect building works under construction and provide technical advice to members of the public and elected Members. As part of this you will investigate and qualify acceptable solutions, ensuring matters of Health & Safety and Building Regulation compliance are adhered to. You will also be confident in assessing and instructing action to remedy dangerous buildings and structures and be conversant with the enforcement powers outlined in the Building Act 1984.
To be successful for the Senior Building Control Surveyor vacancy, you must have a recognised building qualification/degree and a sound knowledge of Building Regulations and the building process. Membership of a relevant professional body such as the RICS, CABE or CIOB is desirable.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with members of the public and building relationships with architects and builders. You must be IT literate and possess a full driving licence. Access to a vehicle is essential.
As part of the interview process you will be assessed on how you embody the Council’s core values and behaviours.
In return EFDC are offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible working arrangements and professional development.
For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment microsite: hays.co.uk/jobs/eppingforestdc or for an informal discussion please contact Paul Smith – Building Control & Asset Management Team Manager on 01992 564216.