Senior Building Control Surveyor – Peterborough City Council

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference HQ00021595
Directorate Peterborough City Council
Service Peterborough City Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 3 months initially
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £55.00 per hour

About the Role:

Opus East are recruiting for a Senior Building Control Surveyor on behalf of Peterborough City Council, with ideally considerable experience in a local authority building control service.  Preferably knowledge and experience of plan checking, site inspections with idox uniform back office software experience preferred.

  •  3-4 years broad experience post qualification experience.(A/I)
  •  Managing the political interface with elected members (A/I)
  • Experience of delivering services in a major growth area and/or across multiple planning fields (A/I)
  • Degree or equivalent in related subject (A/D)
  • Corporate Membership of the ABE, RICS or other appropriate body A/D) • Member of related discipline (A/D)
  • Additional qualification or expertise in a relevant specialised discipline (A/D)
  • Full driving licence (A/D)
  • Vehicle available for work (D)
  • Current relevant building regulations and legislation, health and safety and licensing regulations and legislations. (A/I)
  • Private sector building control (A/I)
  • National quality and customer service standards (A/I) • Current legislation and regulation in other related areas (A/I)
  • Effective delivery of performance in line with local and national targets (A/I)
  • Delivering high qualities services to both internal and external customers (A/I)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to achieve effective working relationships both internally and externally(P)
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and meet strict deadlines (W)
  • Broad range of IT skills including Planning Systems e.g. Uniform (A/I) • EDRMS/GIS systems use (A/I)
  • Ability to create ideas and implement new ways of promoting the service (A/I)
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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