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Principle Surveyor

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We are currently looking for a Principle Surveyor to start as soon as possible.

Duties and responsibliltes include:

  • To contribute towards a high quality specialised building control service
  • To give expert specialist advice to members of the public, other council departments, council members and interested parties on Building Control matters either in person, by phone or through correspondence.
  • To act as lead officer on very complex and controversial building regulation applications and enforcement cases.
  • To lead in-depth and on-going negotiations on very complex cases to achieve desired outcomes.
  • To manage and administer a complex and challenging caseload in a timely manner with quality outcomes using an active project management approach.
  • To work with minimum supervision and to take the initiative in assessing the content of the most complex applications and other work.
  • To act as mentor or coach to other officers in the team as required by the team leader.
  • To make recommendations for the approval or rejection of applications and draft legally binding decision notices for consideration within specified time limits.
  • To undertake the Council's responsibility to inspect building and construction work at all relevant stages on very complex and controversial building regulation and enforcement cases, such visits will involve attending locations alone and encountering situations that may involve personal risk.
  • Negotiating with builders, developers and owners to achieve the removal and rebuilding of non-compliant work and initiating court action as required on a case by case basis.
  • To make legally binding on-site decisions regarding the compliance of completed work that may vary from registered plans and details previously approved by Building Control
  • To record all inspections to a standard capable of being used to defend the Council’s interests in any future litigation and instigate any necessary enforcement action required to secure compliance with building regulations.
  • To survey alleged or on-going dangerous structures as directed, assessing condition and reporting back with recommended course of action.
  • To act as an expert witness in cases where contravention of the regulations results in legal enforcement action or where action may be taken against the Council for alleged negligence in securing compliance with building regulations.
  • To ensure that income is maximised through effective marketing which seeks to influence developers, particularly on major new developments, to choose Tower Hamlets Building Control in preference to private sector competition.

If you are interested in this role please send a copy of your CV as soon as possible.

Job reference:
Tower Hamlets
£30.00 - £32.00 ph
Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
Apply by 31/07/2018
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Soskia Beetham
Principle Associates
Telephone Number 020 8530 2288
Fax Number 020 8532 2210

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