Take part in the transformation of a high-profile London borough.
At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we are focused on putting our residents and local businesses at the heart of every decision. From the policy decisions that we're making through to the services that we’re delivering, it’s vital that we put the needs of our community first. We want to give everyone a great quality of life, with access to a comfortable home, sustainable and desirable employment options, and the chance to live and work in a healthy and safe environment. And our Planning and Place department plays a vital part in achieving these goals.
Joining our friendly, highly experienced team, you’ll take the lead in dealing with building control applications and enforcement of the building regulations. In doing so, you’ll be helping us transform our borough for the better, in turn improving our residents’ lives.
The role has a varied and challenging workload. You’ll work across all kinds of projects from schools to new homes. Managing a team of surveyors you’ll act as final signatory for building regulations applications, leading on plan checking and site inspections for complex projects and higher-risk buildings (HRB’s). You’ll take the lead as a principal officer for the Council’s Dangerous Structure Engineer (DSE) service, responding to major incidents and coordinating on-site council resources.
Responding to councillor enquiries relating to the Building Control Service is also an important element of your work.
Please refer to the Job Description for information on the role
We’re looking for a building control professional with considerable experience working on major residential and commercial projects, including HRB’s. You’ll also need significant management experience, with expert knowledge of the building regulations, including fire safety and structure.
As for skills, you should be a capable project manager, a skilled negotiator and adept at building a wide range of partnerships. You should also be a fully chartered member of a relevant body such as RICS, CABE or CIOB.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent learning and development opportunities.
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You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
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Interview date: Week commencing 26th September 2022