Specialist – Building Control

  • South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset, UK
  • 24 Aug, 2018
Full time Building Inspector Building Consultant Building Contractor Building Control Building Designer

Job Description

We have two vacancies within our department. Look to apply now and become a valued member of the Specialist Services Team – Building Control, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities

We are seeking experienced and qualified/nearly qualified Building Control professionals to assume responsibility for allocated Building Control applications working as part of our specialist team


You need to be committed to delivering excellent customer focussed service, the main duties of the post will include examination of plans, site inspections, keeping accurate records, enforcement of legislation and dealing effectively with dangerous structures.


Ideally you will be professionally qualified (e.g MRICS/MCABE/MCIOB) with significant experience working within a Local Authority or Approved Inspector Building Control Team


You should preferably hold a degree (e.g. Building Control Surveying/Building Surveying) or have a minimum HNC in Building Construction with significant and relevant construction industry experience and hold or be actively working towards a recognised professional qualification (e.g. MRICS/MCABE).


You should possess an excellent knowledge of the relevant technical guidance and current legislation, being able to demonstrate superb professional assessment skills applicable to more complex and technically challenging commercial and residential cases.


The successful candidates should be excellent team players who are experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to manage their own workload, work under pressure to deadlines and use their own initiative with minimal supervision.


Whatever your level of experience we will help you develop your career by providing development and support.


A full driving licence will be required for the post.



Please contact either: dave.durrant@southsomerset.gov.uk or julian.cleal@southsomerset.gov.uk should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.


Closing Date: 6th September, 10am 

Interview Date: TBA

Job Reference: 1704

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and supporting statement to recruitment@southsomeret.gov.uk



Salary: Grade 6 - 7 (£29,909 - £38,052) (Dependent on qualifications/experience)