Commercial Building Control Surveyor

£41,000 - £44,300 yearly
  • NHBC
  • United Kingdom
  • 09 Nov, 2021
Permanent Building Surveyor

Job Description

NHBC has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Building Control Surveyor to join our team, on a full time permanent basis in Northern England/Scotland/Northern Ireland.

The successful candidate will manage building control applications and manage risk on NHBC warranty products in accordance with the relevant business area SLAs, technical policies and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure customer and statutory requirements are met.


Apart from working with great colleagues who are passionate about what they do, you will be joining a market leading business. We pride ourselves on developing individuals to achieve their full potential and offer exceptional personal development and career progression opportunities. We also support, sponsor and pay for training and membership to relevant professional organisations. All necessary equipment and other allowances associated with working from home will be provided.

About the role

As part of a nationwide team of professionally qualified staff, you will lead the assessment of building regulation and warranty applications on predominantly commercial, retirement and residential conversion developments. You will engage, influence and negotiate with developers, builders and their design teams, from initial design to completion, to ensure proposals are satisfactory in relation to building control and warranty in accordance with relevant regulations / NHBC Standards.

You will be responsible for the co-ordination of building control inspections, issue of Final Certificates, site and type approvals and resolving problems relating to Initial Notices / Final certification.

You will manage the Building Regulation and Warranty aspects by supporting inspection staff with the provision of expert advice, inspection of high risk / complex elements or features of building work, the identification / communication of key inspection stages and review of progress.

You will undertake surveys and assessments of existing buildings for suitability for NHBC Buildmark Conversions and Renovations Cover, including the provision of advice, preparation of reports and offers / refusals of insurance cover.

You will support other departments in assessing building regulations on system approvals for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

About you

You will have Chartered membership of an appropriate professional institution and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of at least one of the following key areas: Building Regulations, NHBC Standards, building construction and technology.

Having substantial relevant building/construction experience with substantial knowledge of the housing and commercial sectors, you will also have an understanding of building pathology and why and how buildings fail and result in claims and associated remediation. You will also possess an understanding and knowledge of environmental issues and relevant standards and legislation.

You will have good communication skills both verbal and written with appropriate interpersonal and presentational skills and will be IT literate and proficient in the use a range of MS Office software programs.

A proactive, self-motivated, team player, flexible and willing to get involved with the development of the role.

A full driving licence is required. You will typically work within a defined geographical area but may be required to work elsewhere in the UK as required.

The role is home based but you will be required to undertake frequent site visits and periodically attend our head office at Milton Keynes and other NHBC offices.

Your salary and benefits

Salary and bonus: Your salary will be in the range of £41,000 to £44,300 per year dependent on experience plus a remote worker allowance (currently £2,200). Our annual bonus scheme rewards our strongest performers with the highest bonuses and, subject to the company’s performance and your own, you could earn up to 6% annual bonus.

Company car: We’ll provide you with a company car (subject to you doing a minimum of 4,000 business miles a year). We’re bringing on more electric cars to our fleet so you’ll pay less tax and we can continue improving our environmental impact.

Pension: Our pension contributions are generous and, depending on your own level of monthly contributions, we will contribute up to 10.5% of your pensionable salary each year.

Holiday: We offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to purchase an extra week per year.

Private health care: We will pay towards Aviva private medical insurance cover for you and your family worth £395 each year.

Maternity, paternity and adoption leave: We’ve equalised the leave we offer for all colleagues so, whatever your family set up, you can take the leave you need when you add to your family.

Your future with us

We offer exceptional personal development and clear career progression opportunities. If you’re ambitious, driven and hard-working you will succeed with us. We’ll support you with full training, ongoing CPD and the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and professional memberships.

Flexible working

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly in different ways to suit their personal circumstances. We can’t promise we can offer you exactly what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working at interview stage and beyond.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to equal opportunities for all with an inclusive culture that helps us to maintain competitive advantage. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and support our fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter.

Our Values

Excellent – Proud and professional in all that we do
Connected - Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team
Human - Challenging, supporting and respecting each other
Progressive - Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together