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Senior Building Control Surveyor, Milton Keynes Council

Milton Keynes CouncilRecruiter: Milton Keynes Council

Specialism: House Building

Sector: Building Surveying

Job type: Permanent

Salary range: £40,000 - £49,999

Location: South East

Senior Building Control Surveyor, Milton Keynes Council

£38,237 to £41,967 per annum | South East | Date posted 14 Nov 2017

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play.  How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.

Role Description

We at Milton Keynes Council are looking for a Senior Building Control Surveyor to join and strengthen our Building Control team.

You will work with and advise your colleagues in the team, engage with construction professionals and members of the public, as well as other departments within the Council, to ensure compliance with Building Regulations for a range of challenging building projects. You will also investigate and deal with dangerous structures and unauthorised building work.

Key Duties 

  • Providing support to the team and leading on submissions for complex or sensitive developments and assisting with key inspections.
  • Formal checking of Building Regulations applications and carrying out inspections on site at key stages of building work to ensure the requirements of the regulations are being followed.
  • Investigating reports of unauthorised building work and providing evidence for potential enforcement.
  • Leading on formal enforcement in relation to unauthorised work and contraventions on site, including liaison with the Council’s legal team and court attendance.
  • Providing support to the Helpline by providing advice and guidance in relation to technical enquiries.
  • Promoting the local authority building control service and supporting the LABC Partnering Scheme.
  • Investigating reports of dangerous structures to determine action required to ensure that structures are safe. This includes providing advice and site attendance outside of normal working hours and involvement with the Council’s Emergency Planning team.
  • Liaising, by face to face, verbal and written communications, with construction professionals, builders, members of the public, Councillors, other Council departments and other local authority building control teams in relation to the duties above.
  • Acting as mentor and supervising/co-ordinating the training requirements of the Trainee Building Control Surveyor.
  • Implementing and co-ordinating projects and initiatives as directed by the Team Leader and, in conjunction with other members of the team, providing advice to the Team Leader on working procedures.
  • Deputising for the Team Leader when absent.
  • Skills and experience required.
  • Extensive experience of working in a Building Control team.
  • Detailed understanding of the Building Regulations and Building Act 1984.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people and situations.
  • Ability to work without supervision and to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to lead, direct and advise less senior members of the team.
  • Ability to work safely in typical construction site conditions which may be potentially hazardous.
  • Skills in using Microsoft Office software and a Building Control database.
  • Full driving licence and own car

Departmental Benefits of this role

  • Varied and challenging workload from small domestic projects to multi million pound commercial developments.
  • Working within the Regulatory Services team providing access to a wealth of knowledge of other Regulatory requirement.
  • An environment that will encourage innovative and forward thinking ideas.
  • Role suitable for the Council’s Agile Working programme with remote access to required IT systems and use of company smart phone.

Milton Keynes Council Benefits

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after five years.
  • Option to buy more annual leave.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements.
  • Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
  • Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options.
  • Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage.
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.

To apply, please fill in our digital application form on the Milton Keynes Council Careers

For further information and to apply online, please visit our website or click the Apply button below.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 8 December 2017

We at Milton Keynes Council take great pride in our city and we hope that it’s you that can help us grow and share our vision.

Job ref: 59005492
Application deadline: 08 Dec 2017

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