Principal Consultant - Assurance Services

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: London, 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.


Job Title: Principal Consultant- Assurance Services 

Location: Flexible (ideally near London)

PackageCompetitive + car allowance + excellent benefits and rewards package including enhanced maternity/ paternity and sick pay


Benefits include:

We offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career.



Core benefits include:

  • Private medical
  • Life assurance
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and up to
  • 2x paid volunteering days a year



Flexible benefits include:

  • Electric Vehicle Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Tech scheme
  • Travel insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Gym and retail discounts
  • option to buy and sell holiday
  • Give As You Earn scheme


About the Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice and support to clients on compliance with the requirements of the Building Safety Act 2022 and associated secondary legislation.

At its core the role focusses on providing advice to the statutory duty holders, (as defined in the amended building regulations) on both new and existing buildings categorised as Higher Risk Buildings (and in some instances non-higher risk buildings), during the design, construction, and occupation phases of a building.

You will be expected to deliver projects to the required quality and contributing to business growth and development activities. You will provide an expert point of reference on legislative and procedural matter relating to the application of the requirements of the Building Safety Act 2022 and the associated Secondary Legislation. You will be expected to contribute to the continuous improvement process within the business unit, assisting in the development of new assurance services.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Brief project teams on the requirements of the BSA 2022 and their required duties and competences
  • Support our clients throughout the project at design team meetings
  • Review and advise on competence submissions
  • Identify potential BSA 2022 compliance risks
  • Support, review, and advise on building control approval (GW2) and completion certification (GW3) and the details of submission requirements
  • Review and audit ‘golden thread’ information
  • Liaising with our Building Control team to ensure timely provision of building regulations design reviews and compliance trackers
  • Liaise with our Independent Construction Assessor team to ensure provision of site audits
  • Attend and participate in design team meetings to provide assurance that BSA 2022 related matters are being addressed
  • Escalate issues to the Director of Assurance Services where necessary
  • Determine client needs and produce client proposals for Assurance Services


Candidate Experience and skills:

  • The ideal candidate will hold accredited RICS/CABE/CIOB/RIBA status. Boasting an extensive background post qualification in in the built environment (with demonstrable experience working with Higher Risk Buildings)
  • Understands how to apply the legislative and regulatory framework to ensure duty holders are complying with the requirements and advise on where risks to compliance exist, including Building Safety Act 2022, Building Act 1984, Building Regulations 2010 (as amended), The Building (Higher-Risk Buildings Procedures) (England) Regulations 2023
  • Team focussed, encouraging all to work in a cooperative and collaborative way with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and an ability to prioritise and manage multiple complex issues.
  • Able to evaluate limits of own and organisational competence, knowing when to seek help from appropriately competent people.
  • Integrity in carrying out due diligence reviews of significant quantities of information and willing to challenge in a non-adversarial way where it is believed that design or building work will not conform to the required standards or there is insufficient evidence. 
  • Understands the purpose, structure and scope of technical guidance and standards governing building design and construction compliance sufficiently to be able to look up relevant information or recommend further specialist advice.
  • Understand in the context of the RIBA Plan of Work, the design process, how to apply principles to ensure design compliance, and to be able to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate during the design phase. 
  • Understand how the quality of these processes can impact quality of delivery on site.
  • Understand the impact of change during design and construction on compliance.
  • Understand the general principles of building design and construction. Understand the core criteria for building safety as identified in BSI Flex 8670, these being: Fire safety, structural safety and public safety, Managing building safety, Knowledge Management and communication, Buildings as systems, building systems and construction products and materials.
  • Be able to identify gaps in competences and capacity of the team using the guidance of PAS Flex 8670 or other specific frameworks.
  • Understand how to evaluate and apply information management systems to advise the Client on how the golden thread of information is maintained.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Wanting to drive the new regime ensuring end-users and residents are always at the forefront of the process in ensuring safe buildings.
  • Competent user of standard Microsoft Office products, (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams etc.)
  • Keen attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational skills.
  • High level of commercial acumen
  • Excellent client facing and presentation skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills with ability to develop professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and report production skills and ability to effectively manage a varied and busy workload


Why Bureau Veritas

Flexible working patterns available to ensure that you maintain career progression and a healthy work life balance.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging culture, where individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

At Bureau Veritas you can benefit from a busy and varied client facing environment, working with market leaders across a wide range of sectors including but not limited to:

Food manufacturing, Chemical manufacturing, Banking, Retail, Logistics, Power and Utilities including Nuclear, Automotive, Public Sector, Mobile Plant, Emergency Services, Transport and Construction.

We pride ourselves on our partnership approach, which means you will be encouraged to develop strong client relationships - combining technical know-how with service excellence to exceed your clients’ expectations.



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.  

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