Senior Surveyor and Structural Engineer

  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • London, UK
  • 26 Mar, 2019
Full time Building Consultant Building Contractor Building Control Building Designer

Job Description

Salary Range:  Up to £51,500 per annum plus PRP of up to 10% a year

Work Location:  Kensington Town Hall, W7 8NX

Hours per week:  36

Contract type:  Permanent

Closing date:  22 April 2019

Interview date:  Week Commencing 29 April 2019

Contact details for an informal discussion:  Jago Williams on 02073613823




About Us:


Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services.
Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks.  The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline. 
If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.




The Role:


We are looking for a full-time senior building control surveyor to join our building control service. Role includes:

  • Project Surveyor for building control applications, including major/complex projects.
  • Responsible for checking compliance of the building regulations through plan checking, site inspections and undertaking all necessary consultation as part of the project surveyor role. 
  • Responsible for issuing all necessary building control approvals for applications, in accordance with the requirements of legislation and the Council's policies and procedures. 
  • Attend day time dangerous structure call outs and be part of the out of hours dangerous structure rota 
  • Undertake Part A compliance checks – if applying to be a Senior Building Control Surveyor and Structural Engineer


The role also includes a silver badge for on street parking in the borough, as well as a car park space at the Town Hall.


For more information please refer to the Job Description





About You:


We are looking for an experienced building control surveyor, who has good commercial skills. You must have full corporate membership of an appropriate body. A full driving licence is also required.

You will need excellent negotiation, customer service and time management skills and a flexible approach to work.




Role Requirements:


  • Deliver the  building  control  business  and  statutory  service, through  building  control surveying.  Ensuring  all  building  control  applications  and  consultancy operates  in accordance  with  all  legislative  requirements  and  the  Council’s policies   and procedures.
  • On  building control projects – liaise across  the  Council  with  councillors  and  officers  and externally  to  residents,  businesses,  partners  and  other  external  bodies,  promoting quality  development  and  urban  environments  which  achieve  the  Council’s objectives.
  • Support  the  District  Surveyor  in being part of the statutory out of hours’ dangerous structures service. 
  • Assisting the Head of Support and Business Development with technical and market knowledge and staff leadership to help lead an innovative, growth focused commercial strategy focusing on existing business and emerging markets, ensuring that business growth is accelerated and commercial success is achieved.
  • Developing  and  maintaining  an  awareness  of  best  practice  in  the  field  of  building control and seek to implement best practice in the Royal Borough.
  • Supporting  and  leading change  initiatives  and  improvements,  acting  as  a  change champion,  participating  in  working  groups  for  change  programmes  and continually striving  for  improved  customer  service,  better  exploitation  of  technology  and  more efficient processes.






We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are Disability Confident - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.


Up to £51,500 per annum plus PRP of up to 10% a year