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Building Control Surveyor job in East Sussex

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Job Ref:  204678853
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  East Sussex
City:  East Sussex
Post Code:  TN33
Salary:  £0 - £27/hour
15/10/2016 02:51

To ensure that all building work undertaken within the City is designed and built in accordance with adequate performance standards that satisfy the Building Regulations, the Building Act and other allied legislation and ensure the Health and safety of building users and the general public. To ensure that Buildings are accessible to all groups and limit the use of non renewable energy.

To ensure that existing structures within the town are maintained in a satisfactory condition, so as to preclude danger to the general public through structural failure.

To ensure that demolition of buildings is undertaken in a safe manner to minimise the inconvenience and danger to the public and adjoining buildings.


To examine plans, submitted to the Council, for compliance with Building Control legislation. Formulate and execute decisions with regard to approval or rejection of plans and decide appropriate conditions where necessary.
To manage the inspection of works in progress on developments and ensure compliance with the Building Regulations, relevant British Standards and codes of good practice and see through to a satisfactory conclusion.

To locate, inspect and evaluate dangerous structures and ensure their safe removal including arranging for such works to be carried out when necessary, that adequately minimise the risk to the public and deal with the situation through to a satisfactory conclusion.

To administer and control the safe demolition of buildings.

To liaise with other sections and department of the Council, external bodies such as the Fire Brigade and statutory undertakers, and members of the public.

To assist in the certification of sporting venues as required under Safety at sports grounds legislation.

To attend Magistrates Court when required, and give evidence on matters relating to all aspects of Building Regulations, demolitions and dangerous structures.
To deal with enquiries from builders, architects, designers, solicitors and the general public concerning all matters relating to the application, interpretation and enforcement of Building Control Legislation relating to submitted plans, site inspections and work carried out without consent.
To write progress reports relating to ongoing site operations and maintain a record of all site inspections made.

To compile statistics on monthly house building for submission to the relevant government office.

To assist in the development, coaching and mentoring of trainee/Assistant Building Control Surveyors when required

To ensure a satisfactory means of escape from all buildings as required under the Building Act 1984

To assist and participate in training and job development programmes of the department.


To uphold and carry out the duties of the post with due regard to the City Council's Inclusive Council Policy.

You must be prepared to be responsible for the implementation of, and compliance with, the provisions of legislation relating to the health and safety of such employees and areas of the workplace as fall under your direct control and for complying with legislation relating to such works and contracts as are within your direct responsibility.

The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. There will be other duties and requirements associated with your job and, in addition, as a term of your employment you may be required to undertake various other duties as may reasonably be required.

Your duties will be as set out in the above job description but please note that the Council reserves the right to update your job description, from time to time, to reflect changes in, or to, your job.

You will be consulted about any proposed changes
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