Principal/ Senior Building Control Surveyor - South Wales

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Date: 11 Feb 2024

Location: South Wales, Other/Not Applicable, 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/Senior Building Control Surveyor

Location: South/ Southwest

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




Looking for a new challenge with an award-winning organisation?

Are you an experienced Principal or Senior Building Surveyor who has a passion for carrying out inspections, working on a variety of projects and love mentoring, coaching, and advising on continuous improvement?

If ‘Yes;. We want to hear from you!



About the Role

The successful candidate will deliver a highly technical and professional service in line with CTC Building Control’s aims and in line with the Standard Operating Procedures and QA systems. You will act as a senior member of the Building Control team by providing support and mentorship, delivery of projects to the required quality, and taking an active role in business growth and development activities.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and advising commercial clients about building / property issues in line with the UK Building Regulations and all necessary legislation.
  • Act as Deputy for Managing Surveyors / Associate Directors as required
  • Provision of subject matter expertise through acting as Technical Authority across complex projects and plan assessments covering all building types in line with qualifications and technical skill
  • Ownership over a region or territory and work with suitably qualified and experienced Seniors / Surveyors /Assistants on complex / large scale projects
  • Close awareness of fee flows and financial management of regional office and take the lead in mitigating actions where appropriate
  • Participation in management training
  • Contribution to business development targets through relevant engagement with project stakeholders and effective follow through of leads as well as provision of thought leadership on key topics
  • Work with the Marketing Team to provide technical assistance in the production of technical literature, e.g. marketing information, templates, seminar content
  • Acting as BV contact for external project stakeholders
  • Bid and quote preparation up to 30K
  • Accountable for carrying out inspections of work on wide range of projects; checking plans, drawings and associated information to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations
  • Ensuring that records of all project and inspection records are accurately entered on the database
  • Developing and maintaining excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Carrying out duties in accordance with QA procedures
  • Attend relevant training sessions and completion of personal CPD


Candidate requirements include:

  • 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, with exposure to commercial clients · Accredited RICS/CABE/CIOB status
  • 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
  • Strive to improve performance and uses innovative methods to get there · Detailed and in-depth understanding of commercial Building Control and Fire Safety
  • Strong analytical and report production skills · Keen attention to detail, coupled with strong organizational skills · Commercial acumen
  • Excellent client facing and presentation skills · Excellent relationship building skills with ability to develop professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Competent user of MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills · 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.


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.


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:

  • Cycle to Work
  • Tech scheme
  • Travel insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Gym and retail discounts
  • option to buy and sell holiday
  • 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.  

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