Senior Building Control Surveyor

£41,860 - £44,007 yearly
  • Buckinghamshire Council
  • Buckinghamshire, England
  • 21 May, 2021
Permanent, Full Time Building Inspector Building Control Building Surveyor

Job Description


Buckinghamshire Council are excited to be offering this opportunity to join our Building Control team.

Following our merger into a new unitary authority, our successful multi-disciplined team are looking for ambitious Building Control Surveyors to come and work with us.

As we are committed to developing our staff, you will be able to build on your existing qualifications and experience.

About us

Building Control sits within Planning and Development, as part of our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate.

We have a surveying team with varied competencies ranging from Trainee through to Principal and have increased the number of posts to enable us to meet market demands and provide a resilient building control service.

The service is undergoing a busy transformation programme which will streamline and simplify the customer experience, improve our market share and increase the potential for personal development for the whole team.

This is an exciting time to be joining us.

About the role

As a Senior Building Control Surveyor, you will manage an area for plan checking and site inspections on various domestic, commercial, mixed-use and complex projects.

This will also include dealing with dangerous structures and investigating unauthorised work.

You will be one of our lead surveyors on a number of projects and partnerships, so it is important to develop effective client relationships. You will also be key in promoting the service to gain and retain customers. We are fully committed to training and developing our staff. You will provide mentor support to trainees and Assistant Building Control Surveyors.

About you

We are looking for someone who has excellent interpersonal, persuasion, and negotiation skills with experience of building and maintaining key relationships with partners and customers. You will have a high level of knowledge and understanding of building control legislation and personal experience of working on commercial and more complex schemes.

You will have a degree in a relevant subject (or substantial relevant work experience), full membership of RICS, CIOB or CABE and evidence of continuous professional development.

Other information

Our response as an employer to Covid-19 has shaped the way we want to work in the future.

This job does require carrying out site visits daily, but we actively encourage the team to adopt a flexible working approach to improve their work-life balance. This includes working from home and attending the office as and when, and for attending face to face meetings.

Our main offices are based in Aylesbury, Amersham & High Wycombe.

You will also be entitled to a range of benefits from Buckinghamshire Council including a very competitive employer pension contribution; a minimum of 25 days annual leave allowance per year; a flex-time scheme; and discounts in local shops, restaurants, and gyms.

For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Kenneth Dawkins on 01296 585460 or

This advert will close at midnight on 17th June 2021

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

About the Business Unit

Our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate work with partners to help shape the future of Buckinghamshire. We deliver services on planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property.

Our key priorities include developing the economic narrative for Bucks, creating more jobs and delivering the right infrastructure to help businesses and residents thrive. We also aim to provide a proactive planning service that is responsive, whilst making the best use of the Council’s land and property portfolio. This will in turn support community services and create housing, jobs, regeneration and income to support public services.

It’s a great time to join one of our teams. As part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability function you will not only get to help shape the economic future of Buckinghamshire; you’ll also be involved in delivering high-profile development projects and work on some of th e biggest infrastructure projects in the UK. You will support us to deliver the results that our local residents and businesses deserve.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements.