Principal Built Project Surveyor

£34,788 - £38,813 yearly
  • Denbighshire County Council
  • Caledfryn, Denbigh
  • 09 Jul, 2020
Permanent,   Full Time   Building Inspector Building Control Building Surveyor

Job Description

Principal Built Project Surveyor

Grade 10, £34,788 - £38,813

37 Hours per week Based in Caledfryn, Denbigh


Closing date: Monday 27th July 2020

Job Description


  1. To provide professional and technical advice and support to officers on matters relating to Building Control and the wider built environment in relation to the strategic and operational work of the section
  2. Leading and co-ordinating projects undertaken by the Section. Ensuring the continuous development of the section within the parameters of the budget, whilst ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements and relevant council qualities.


  • Camera
  • Laptop, Mobile Phone
  • Damp meter
  • Low- e glass tester
  • Health and Safety Personal Protective Equipment – safety footwear, fleece, high visibility jacket and waistcoat, hard hat, eye protection, ear protection, face masks, disposable overalls

Supervision/Management of People

  • To supervise a team of professional surveyors responsible for developing and implementing relevant policies and guidance

Special working conditions

  • The post holder must have the ability to travel.
  • Although this post is 37 hours per week, a flexible approach to core working hours is required

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Lead and supervise the Officers on operational issues, technical matters and legislative updates
  • Apply and administer Building Regulations, and relevant legislation, guidance and associated policies and procedures
  • Develop and administer the section’s systems and procedures which supports the achievement of its policies, improves performance and ensures a customer focused service for users and stakeholders
  • Facilitate and implement a performance driven culture to improve and develop the section’s services aiming towards delivering excellent performance using performance management systems as required, to record, monitor and improve service delivery where necessary
  • To deal with statutory issues relating to the Health and Safety of people in and around buildings.
  • Evaluate the standard and quality of service delivery and ensure that proper standards of professional performance are established and maintained through quality assurance assessments and through appraising and reviewing performance of Officers.
  • Develop and promote the services provided within the section to maximise income generation
  • To provide effective day to day Built Environment functions and activities including:
  1. Check deposited applications for compliance with the Building Regulations and determine applications within the statutory period
  2. Inspect ongoing building work at prescribed stages to ensure compliance with statutory regulation and policies
  3. Maintain statutory records of site inspections and take appropriate action in respect of recorded contraventions,
  4. Delivering services which comply with legislation, regulation, standing orders, financial regulations, statutory health and safety regulation
  5. Undertaking activities related to the implementation and delivery of specific projects and initiatives
  • The post holder will assist in the delivery of the priorities of the Built Environment section to support a performance driven culture and working towards delivering ‘excellence’ measure by key performance
  • The post holder may also from time to time work with other sections within the Planning & Public Protection Service to help deliver service priorities supporting a multi-disciplinary project led approach building on opportunities and initiatives and ensuring that all interdependent projects are co-ordinated effectively
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the Built Environment and Public Protection Manager and the Head of Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

  • A recognised qualification to degree level in construction related subject with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in building construction, building surveying and legislation in the wider built environment.
  • Must have significant experience and a good working knowledge of relevant statutory legislation with the ability to interpret and implement statutory regulations.
  • Must have the ability to operate at a strategic level and demonstrate a commitment to keeping up to date with “best practice” approaches to Built Environment issues
  • Proven track record of good project and management skills and a knowledge and understanding of procurement issues including legal, financial and property issues affecting project management
  • Experienced in conflict avoidance and dispute resolution
  • Experience of managing targets and comprehensive performance monitoring/ management
  • Full membership or working towards full membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or Association of Building Engineers with evidence of continued professional development.
  • Knowledge and experience of information technology and data management systems.


This role will support the multi-discipline project led approach to delivering service priorities. The role will contribute towards the integrated and efficient day to day operational delivery of service activities to all customers, businesses and communities across the county. Postholder is expected to work independently and as part of a team to carry out their core functions and the wider section activities and priorities.

If you have any questions relating to this position, please contact Gareth Roberts on 01824 706790

Denbighshire County Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to equal opportunities and Welsh Language Standards. We welcome applications made in the Welsh Language. Any applications made in the Welsh Language will not be treated less favourably than any submitted in English. For alternative methods of applying, please call HR on 01824 706200

To view the vacancy information pack please open the link below.

Information Pack