Building Control Surveyor
  • Employer: Be First
  • Reference: BF/23/225793
  • Published: Thu 19/01/2023, 10:26 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,000 - £51,000 + benefits, pension, and 30 days annual leave entitlement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Barking and Dagenham, Barking & Dagenham

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Building Control Surveyor

Job summary:

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious Building Control Surveyor to join our team and help grow our business by strengthening existing working relationships and develop new relationships. This is a permanent position.

About Be First:

Be First is a pioneering urban regeneration company wholly owned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD). Our mission is to accelerate growth and capitalise on the Borough’s position as London’s hottest investment and development opportunity.

We are a multi-disciplinary developer and property consultancy and pride ourselves on delivering a socially responsible model of urban regeneration which delivers new homes and jobs for current and future communities. As a developer in our own right, we utilise council and commercial investment resources to acquire sites, secure planning permission and build out new residential and commercial developments. We also work with commercial partners who share our core values of delivering high quality development which benefits local people. The financial return that we generate is reinvested back into providing key council services and more homes for local people.

Be First Building Control:

Be First Building Control provide services for a diverse and exciting range of projects, including high-rise residential, commercial, healthcare, and educational, as well as smaller residential and domestic works. The team strives to deliver high standards of service and support to enable our clients to achieve compliance. We pride ourselves on continual improvement and have created an environment where professional and personal development is actively promoted. Our offices are based in Barking, but we work flexibly between the office, home, on-site and with clients.

About the Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Building Control Surveyor to join our friendly and responsive team, to administer the Building Regulations and associated legislation. You will liaise with a wide range of stakeholders, working closely with builders, homeowners, architects, and developers.  First class organisational skills are essential, and you must be able to keep accurate and comprehensive records. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, with the ability to communicate concisely and articulately at all levels.

Key responsibilities:


  • Plan Checking to assess applications for compliance with the Building Regulations.


  • Carry out on-site technical assessments of building works for compliance with the Building Regulations.


  • Attend dangerous structure reports during office hours and outside of office hours as part of a callout team to keep members of the public safe.


  • Take enforcement action against unauthorised building work.


  • Provide advice to building professionals and homeowners to help them achieve compliance with the Building Regulations


  • Assist with the development of trainee surveyors within the team


Skills and experience:

We are looking for an individual with –


  • At least two years’ experience in a similar role and a member or, working towards membership of an appropriate body including RICS, CABE or CIOB.


  • Proven technical abilities with demonstrable knowledge and understanding of The Building Regulations, The Building Act and all associated guidance and legislation.


  • Commercial awareness and excellent customer service


  • Ability to work well in a team environment and also effectively as an individual


  • Excellent communication skills


  • Professional report writing skills.


  • Ability to weigh up all possible options to a problem and make considered decisions.

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