Principal Building Control Surveyor

Posted 03 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactHannah Harvey

Job description

Job Title: Principal Building Control Surveyor

Location: Thrapston, Northamptonshire.
Must be able to travel to Thrapston daily to carry out site inspections.

Rate of Pay: £45 - £55 per hour Umbrella OR £34.62 - £42.31 per hour PAYE

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 37 hours

Type: 12 weeks temporary contract

Opus People Solutions are working with North Northamptonshire Council to recruit for a Principal Building Control Surveyor, to assist in the successful and high quality day to day operation of the Building Control unit. To be responsible for the efficient administration of the various legislation and controls of building work in the district and outside the district in respect of Partnership applications.

Main Responsibilities:

1.To manage the day to day control of building work within the district.

2.To be the lead contact for major/complex projects as allocated by the Building Control Manager, in respect of plans examination, site inspections and enforcement.

3.Checking plans and notices for compliance with Building Regulations and ancillary legislation, preparation of amendment schedules.

4.Processing plans and notices, preparing notices, passing/rejecting plans and other matters within statutory time limitations.

5.Corresponding, discussing and liaising with all necessary bodies and people regarding plans, notices and other matters. Fire Service, Water Authorities as appropriate.

6.Inspection of work of work on site in connection with all types of development.

7.To ensure that fees and charges are recovered, including supplementary charges, in relation to Building Control applications in accordance with the scheme of charges and the controlling legislation.

8.To undertake investigations of alleged breaches of Building Regulations, including the identification of contraventions, the gathering of evidence for proceedings and attendance at court hearings, in accordance with the Enforcement Concordat and statutory timescales.

9.Maintain concise, organised records of site inspections, telephone conversations, meetings and emails.

10.Adopt the 'Development Team Approach' to secure cross Departmental compliance.


  • To have achieved, or be working towards Registered Building Inspector Class 2D competency registration.

For more information or to process your application for this role, please apply online now.