Vale of White Horse - Senior Building Control Surveyor x 2
Vale of White Horse
Senior Building Control Surveyor x 2
Salary: £38,932 per year, Grade 7
Closes: 14 December 2018
About the role and what we’re looking for
This role will administer building regulations, the Building Act and other associated legislation and will assist the team leader with service plan implementation, meeting service standards and performance targets.
Main duties and responsibilities
- to validate, examine and determine applications submitted under building regulations and associated legislation
- to carry out site inspections to ensure compliance with building regulations and other relevant legislation
- to record detailed and accurate records within the services' computerised systems
- to provide professional advice to applicants, agents, members and all
- stakeholders on all matters related to building control Management of up to 3 people. With responsibility for signing off mileage and expenses claims, undertaking regular one to ones, approving leave
- mentoring junior colleagues to help assist with them becoming fully qualified surveyors and support them in their training and development
- to participate in the organising and operation of the building control team including deputising for the team leader, involving attendance at meetings, monitoring workloads and allocating resources etc.
- to instigate enforcement procedures, preparing reports and statements to the council's solicitor and appearing in court as a prosecution witness as required
- to carry out inspections of dangerous structures, taking appropriate action
- to promote and encourage use of the Local Authority Building Control Service, including associated products and business partners
- to exercise and promote a high level of customer satisfaction
- working with the team leader and Business and Marketing Officer to assist in the development and improvement of this competitive service
- other duties the building control team leader considers appropriate.
- to deputise for the building control team leader
- occasional need to deal with potentially dangerous structure situations in inclement weather conditions and at anti-social times.
The duties may vary from time to time without changing the nature of the post or the level of responsibility and the post holder may also be required to carry out any other duties appropriate to the grading of the post.
Your essential skills, knowledge and experience
- previous building control experience either within Local Government or the private sector
- able to provide readily understood professional advice to a wide range of recipients
- to maintain a level of competency to deal with a constantly changing legislation, building techniques and role of building control within a competitive environment
- sound knowledge and understanding of building control, legislation and construction
- IT experience in Windows, including office, excel, plus email and internet
- able to project manage
- working knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues and good practice
Your essential qualifications
- full membership or working towards full membership of RICS, ABE or equivalent
- construction related degree of HND/HNC
- hold a current valid driving licence
- own and provide a well-maintained vehicle to perform duties
If you have the following experience or qualifications – it's a bonus
- experience of working in local government building control
- previous line management experience
- able to work at height or in confined spaces
- able to work out of normal working hours to meet specific deadlines
Your style and behaviours
- respects customers and colleagues in all relationships and has a commitment to service delivery and valuing equality and diversity receptive to new ways of working
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- good negotiating skills
- positive approach to working in a team and with customers
- willingness to work effectively and efficiently, using own initiative, set priorities to meet agreed standards and targets without supervision
- ability to handle stressful/provocative situations when enforcement procedures are carried out
- customer service and quality focussed approach
- able to work across the planning service and corporately
- ability to judge when to seek advice from senior colleagues
- reasonable level of mobility and agility to undertake site inspections
- able to travel to sites, maintaining professional networking, etc.
- ability and commitment to use provided technology in line with service requirements, e.g. mobile device
Our vision and values are important to the councils and we expect you to support them and embed them in the way we work.
We are seen as being customer-focussed, approachable and business-like. We are honest and open and are renowned for providing high quality cost effective services.
- We act with integrity and show respect
- We are all accountable
- We are passionate about our business
- We strive for simplicity
- We love success
The benefits we offer
- A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year.
- Flexible working and annualised hours – a flexible approach to work that our employees love!
- Salary pay awards – most jobs give scope for a pay increase after six months or the following April (depending on your start date) and we also review salaries each April.
- A generous career average pension scheme which includes life insurance of three times your salary
- No car park costs as there's ample free parking
- A childcare voucher scheme which parents appreciate
- The opportunity to purchase a bike through Cyclescheme (cheaper than directly through a store) so that you can cycle to work!
- A salary sacrifice car lease scheme – a fully inclusive driving package for a fixed monthly cost
- Various schemes to keep you healthy (reduced gym membership, free swims, workplace exercise classes, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users and more)
- We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community.
How to apply
Having read about our role if you have any questions please contact Emily Hamerton on 07717225179 or email email@example.com.
If this job excites you please complete our online application at www.southoxon.gov.uk/jobs. We look forward to hearing from you.