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Building Control Surveyor - Harrow

Job Title: Building Control Surveyor - Harrow
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Harrow
Salary: £77.99 - 77.99 per hour
REF: MM21020
Contact Name: Mason McCorkell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 29 days ago

Job Description

Building control Surveyor – Harrow

£77.99 an hour

Fixed term contract – Full Time

Key Accountabilities

  • Assistance in the registration of new applications including checking estimates and building costs and assessing plan and inspection charges.
  • The Scrutiny of Full Plans applications, Building Notices, and Regularisation Applications for compliance with the Building Regulations, the Building Act and other relevant legislation including examination of structure details and calculations. To carry out investigation of existing site conditions where appropriate.
  • To advise applicants of the amendments required in those cases that do not comply with the Building Regulations and Building Acts, negotiating with those applicants and arrange for the necessary amendments to be made.
  • To recommend to the Senior Building Surveyor a decision on Full Plans applications within statutory time limits, including where necessary the drafting of decision notices.
  • To carry out unsupervised statutory and intermediate site inspection of works in progress to ensure conformity with the Building Regulations and other relevant legislation, negotiating as necessary with builders and developers. Responsibility for decisions made at these inspections lies entirely with the Postholder and except in exceptional circumstances without reference to the Supervisor.
  • To notify and/or confirm by letter/email to the responsible person details of irregularities, contraventions and other matters regarding works in progress and liaise, where necessary, with other Departments of the Council negotiating as necessary with builders and developers on these matters.
  • To prepare and record Building Regulation fee quotes when requested by clients or senior staff.
  • To report serious contraventions of the Building Regulations and allied legislation to the Senior Building Surveyor for guidance upon necessary action.
  • To provide pre-application, specialist advice on all aspects of the Building Regulations and allied legislation for more complex projects.
  • To keep detailed records of all works inspected on site for future reference and in sufficient detail.
  • To inspect work and verify completion in accordance with Building Regulations in connection with payments for Improvement Grants.
  • To inspect demolition works to ensure that conditions attached to Demolition Notices served under Section 80/81 of the Building Act 1984 are complied with.
  • To visit building sites where work appears to have been dormant for some time to assess position, consult with the Senior Building Surveyor and take action as directed.

Undertake/commission ad hoc valuations as required. To find out more information please contact Mason at

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity agency.