Newham Council offers a unique working environment within a London borough that is home to some of the largest and most exciting regeneration projects in Europe. This includes the Olympic Legacy and the Royal Docks, building thousands of new homes and creating thousands of new jobs, leading to a major uplift of the borough as a whole.
With c.2000 new homes targeted to be delivered per year by 2025 and 25 major regeneration projects underway, including Stratford City, the Olympic Legacy, Canning Town redevelopment plus the arrival of Crossrail in 2018, Newham is leading in the delivery of creating distinctive and high quality places and is an exciting place to live, work and stay.
Newham values talent and these are some of the benefits you can expect when you join our team:
• An interest free season ticket/travel card loan scheme
• Childcare voucher scheme which can be used to pay for registered childcare for children up to 16 years old
• The Local Government Pension Scheme which offers ill health retirement provisions
• Discounted gym membership at all activeNewham leisure centres in Newham
• Free hearing, eye tests and health checks
• 23 days annual leave entitlement, plus two extra days after five years of service
• Flexible working - flexi-time
• Access to free and discounted tickets to events at London Stadium
We are based at Newham Dockside, which is a state of the art building overlooking London City Airport, just one minute walk from Royal Albert DLR Station. The building includes amenities including a restaurant and coffee shop, dry cleaners and onsite cash machine. In addition, there is a free bus that takes staff from Newham Dockside to Gallions Reach Shopping Centre throughout lunchtime.
Principal Building Surveyor
£43,734 - £46,578 pa
The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have put Newham in the international spotlight and are driving change at an unprecedented pace and scale. With an abundance of land for development, world-class transport and digital infrastructure, and a young, energetic and increasingly skilled workforce, the borough is ideally placed to accommodate much of London’s growth in the 21st century. As development and investment in the UK’s capital moves steadily eastwards, Newham is set to become a new heart for London.
This is a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual with proven Building Control Officer experience, to join our dynamic, high performing Building Control Team. The job requires a high calibre Building Surveyor with comprehensive knowledge of the practical application of the legislative standards of the Building Regulations and Safety of Sports Grounds.
As a Principal Officer you will have management responsibility for professional staff, leading on all types of Building Control projects, and actively pursue opportunities to attract business to the service to maintain and improve the team’s market share and to maximise income opportunities in a competitive market.
If you want to help shape this part of London – and leave a lasting legacy for all its communities – come and join the team!
As a Chartered professional (RICS, CABE, CIOB), you should bring construction industry experience and knowledge of Building Control relating to a wide breadth of buildings, including high rise and sports grounds. You will play an integral role in making pragmatic and value decisions on compliance with Building Regulations and NHBC Standards, driving forward new schemes within the Borough and effectively turn our Vision into reality.
We are looking for a dynamic individual who is a team player and is self motivated, enthusiastic and has the ability to manage complex and varied cases.
You will contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective Building Control service for the Borough, including taking decisions of allocated Building Regulation applications, Notices and matters allocated by the Building Control Manager and Head of Planning and Development, enabling the delivery of quality developments in line with legislation, industry performance guidelines and internal targets.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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