Principal Building Control Officer - Planning & Development Services

Job details
Posting date: 28 December 2020
Salary: £33,782 to £35,745 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 January 2021
Location: Bridgend, CF31 4WB
Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 11356_CBC

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37 Hours per week

A position has arisen in the Building Control Section for a Principal Building Control Officer.

We are looking for a highly competent Principal Building Control Officer and practitioner to provide high quality leadership to the team.

Bridgend County Borough Council Building Control team has a fine reputation throughout the Construction community and you will be able to maintain and enhance this reputation.

This challenging and varied role will require an in depth understanding and knowledge of the all aspects relating to the management of building works being undertaken by construction firms and other bodies in the County Borough.

The post is integral to the implementation of Building Regulations as it affects Bridgend County Borough Council.

Building Control is an important fee earning and statutory service provided by BCBC in the face of growing competition from Approved Inspectors.

The significant fee earning potential for a building control service is important to offset the other non-fee-earning work such as dangerous structures.

The Principal Building Control Officer has a key role in attracting and retaining clients. The post will also need to provide the expertise to process large commercial/industrial building regulations approval applications, organising and chairing pre-submission meetings between all interested parties. Knowledge of and experience in working with documents relevant to major applications will be essential.

You will be line managing a team of six staff including an apprentice who has been appointed in a trainee Building Control Surveyor role.

For full details of the role see the Job description, but the general duties will include:-

• To oversee the day-to-day operational matters within the team including:
• Processing all building regulation applications and ensuring speedy determination under delegated powers including all matters of vetting, planning and inspection under the Building Control Regulations, Building Acts and allied legislation.
• Implementing legislation as it affects Building Control under the following:

1. Housing Acts
2. Safety at Sports Grounds
3. The Mid Glamorgan Act
4. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Acts
5. Building Act 1984.

• Checking and signing outgoing correspondence.

• Line management responsibility for the Building Control Team.

• To process commercial and domestic building regulation applications.

• To deal with all aspects of dangerous structures in the County Borough including Sections 77 & 78 Notices.

• To support the Building Control Team Leader to maintain and enhance building control records and statistical information, and to produce national and local performance indicators.

• To deal with notifications of demolition, and the serving of appropriate notices with regard to dangerous structures and drainage problems.

• To regulate unauthorised building works and to take appropriate action as necessary.

• To carry out inspections of reported inadequate drainage problems and serve the appropriate notice.

• To advise in respect of relaxation/ dispensation of the building regulations in certain circumstances.

• To implement the current legislation in respect of fees for the building control service and tender for building control work.

• To maintain an awareness and understanding of legislation and legal precedents as they relate to building control issues.

• To prepare statements and present evidence at hearings, inquiries and court proceedings on building control matters.

• To deputise for the Team Leader as and when required.

You must have experience in undertaking the specific duties identified in this pack.

You must be able to line manage a team and communicate effectively with colleagues, local members, external companies and members of the public

Closing Date: Wednesday 16th December 2020

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