Independent Construction Assessor

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Date: 16-Jan-2023

Location: London, Greater London, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.



Independant Construction Assessor 



Role Purpose:


To deliver a highly technical and professional service in line with the Building Control’s Business Unit aims and in line with the Building Control and Building Standards Operating Procedures and QA systems.


You will act as a senior member of the Building Standards team by providing support and mentorship, delivery of projects and taking an active role in business growth and development activities.


You will provide an expert point of reference on technical delivery and assist in the delivery of the business’s budget and development plans.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  • To audit a client’s policies, procedures, practices and report back within the specified time frame.
  • To assist and guide clients as directed to comply with Building Standards in line with current and emerging legislation and guidance associated with the new Building Safety Regulator regime.
  • To assist in developing the Independent Construction Assessor (ICA) service within BV and seek to promote the service and gain further clients within the Construction  Industry.
  • Provide services to the Building Control Approved Inspector service as may be required from time to time.
  • To be part of a growing team and lead the way in promoting the Ethics and professionalism of Bureau Veritas.
  • To commit to personal Learning Development that will compliment this role


Experience & Skills Required:


  • Ideally qualified to degree level, or equivalent, in Building Control / Building Surveying
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience of working as an Approved Inspector in Building Control (or a similar role), with exposure to commercial clients.
  • Accredited RICS/CABE/CIOB status
  • Possess excellent technical knowledge of construction techniques and practices.
  • Detailed knowledge of construction standards, both regulatory and stakeholder standards e.g. warranty providers
  • Ability to encourage others to develop new skills and enhance existing ones
  • Ability to think both globally and locally when developing and communicating objectives and strategies
  • Detailed and in-depth understanding of commercial Building Control and Fire Safety
  • Strong analytical and report production skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills with ability to develop professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders


What we offer


We offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career. Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We celebrate difference and encourage everyone to join us, and to be themselves at work.

Core benefits include private medical, life assurance, professional membership subscription, enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave, Employee Assistance Programme and up to two paid volunteering days a year.

Flexible benefits include Cycle to Work, tech scheme, travel & dental insurance, gym and retail discounts, option to buy and sell holiday and Give As You Earn scheme.


Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.