Building Surveyor / Senior Surveyor (Building Control)

£35,000 - £44,300 yearly
  • NHBC
  • Nationwide
  • 09 Nov, 2021
Permanent Building Surveyor

Job Description

Building Surveyor/Senior Surveyor (Building Control)

We’re looking for expert Building Surveyor/ Senior Surveyors (Building Control).

Would you like to join a rapidly growing business and the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for newly-built homes? Did you also know we’re the largest Approved Inspector for Building Control in England and Wales? 

We’ve been setting the standards in new home construction for more than 80 years and we now need to expand our team with people who share our passion for high standards. As a Building Surveyor/ Senior Surveyor (Building Control), you’ll be at the very heart of our core purpose to build confidence in construction quality for the benefit of the industry and new home buyers. 

If you have substantial building/construction experience, an understanding of building pathology and excellent communication skills then you could be the perfect fit to join our Technical Operations team as a Building Surveyor/ Senior Surveyor. 

Your day-to-day role 

You’ll be an important part of a multi-disciplinary team of professional engineers and surveyors with responsibility for assessing Building Control and warranty applications on a wide variety of residential and mixed-use schemes. You will be looking at all aspects of Building Control. You’ll need to assess them in accordance with our own service level agreements and operating procedures to ensure that all statutory requirements are met and that we meet our customers’ needs. 

You’ll be based from home but can expect to be out frequently, visiting sites in your geographical area. From time to time you’ll also need to visit our offices, including our head office in Milton Keynes. 

Key elements of the Senior Surveyor role are to: 

  • assess Building Control and warranty applications for residential developments and associated non-residential uses.
  • negotiate with developers, builders and their professional advisors, from initial design to completion, to ensure proposals are satisfactory in relation regulation and our own Standards
  • co-ordinate Building Control inspections, issue of Final Certificates, site and type approvals and resolving problems relating to Initial Notices/Final certification
  • support our Building Inspectors and Inspection Managers with expert advice, inspection of high risk/complex elements or features of building work, the identification/communication of key inspection stages and review of progress 

The qualities and skills we’re looking for 

We want to find a great person who has or is working towards chartered membership of an appropriate professional institution. You will also have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Building Regulations, building construction and technology. Experience of structural defects claims, engineering, NHBC Standards, site inspection would also be a benefit. 

You’ll need: 

  • in-depth relevant building/construction experience with substantial knowledge of the housing and commercial sectors
  • an understanding of building pathology 
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information
  • a proactive, self-motivated approach and a willingness to develop your role. 

Your salary and benefits 

Salary and bonus: Your salary will be in the range of £35,000 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