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Building Control Surveyor

Posted: 29 Jun 2022 Closes: 29 Jul 2022
London, GB Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1989348234

Job Description

As a Building Control Surveyor, you will provide a quality, cost effective and customer focused building regulations assurance service.

Working closely with Heathrow's Solutions organisation and it's suppliers, as well as third-parties operating at the airport, LHR Building Control Services is a specialist Approved Inspector focusing on providing our assurance services in one of the UK's largest and most complex construction environments. The team is responsible for building control across a diverse portfolio of projects, including brand new terminals, car parks, airline lounges, baggage facilities, and retail units, and there Is a strong pipeline of new, challenging work.

You will be responsible for providing building control assurance in complex environments for a range of smaller projects, and for supporting our Senior Building Control Surveyors on other major projects. You'll provide expert advice and technical support in areas where building regulations may not apply. You will have authority to assess & assure Building Regulations compliance and be responsible for consultation and Liaison with the Fire Authorities and other organisations within Heathrow.

Your role will involve:
  • Playing a leading building control role on projects, and supporting building control assurance for work packages of major projects, across the airport - ensuring that projects consistently comply with Building Regulations, especially in the areas of structural safety, fire safety and environmental aspects
  • Engaging regularly with project teams and other stakeholders to undertake building control assurance across pre-planning, design, implementation and handover stages of a project.
  • Completing building control activities to meet prescribed performance standards, complying with Building Control's ISO 9001 Quality Management processes and systems
  • Communicating with key stakeholders within and outside of Heathrow to ensure that service standards are maintained.
  • Provide support and advice on building control and related issues, including guiding projects and activities where Building Regulations do not apply.
  • Working within the boundaries of the building control functions set out by the DLUCLG and CICAIR Ltd, and the LHR Building Control Services operating model.
These skills are essential:
  • Surveying skills are essential.
  • Experience in non-domestic Building Control in the public and/or private sector.
  • Ideally holding full professional membership of an appropriate institution, or at least happy to follow a development plan leading to full professional membership.
  • Capable of obtaining and holding any individual licence obligations as a result of the building safety bill deemed necessary by the business.
Ideally, you'll also have:
  • Relevant professional qualifications (corporate membership) such as RICS, CABE, IStructE, CIBSE.
  • Experience of fire engineering in complex, multi-occupancy buildings.
  • Extensive knowledge of the building regulations and technical aspects of construction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiations
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About Us

Heathrow brings the world closer together. Our airport facilitates the global travel and trade that keeps the economy moving. It's a place like no other - a city within a city - where colleagues connect around a common goal, giving our passengers the best airport service in the world.

There is a world of opportunity at Heathrow. You'll reach your full potential within our inclusive and supportive culture, whilst helping us to deliver our ambitious plans. Not only are we growing to welcome millions more passengers each year, we're also transforming our industry. Sustainability is at the heart of Heathrow and we're leading global efforts on decarbonisation, so that aviation continues to be a force for good in our world.

Taking the journey with us means living our values. Doing the right thing. Keeping everyone safe. Working together. Treating everyone with respect. Giving excellent service. Improving every day. Our ever-changing airport runs on teamwork and creativity. A career at Heathrow is welcoming, diverse, challenging, exciting, and rewarding.

Join Heathrow and grow your career in an airport that matters to millions.

Our rewards

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, along with performance-based annual bonuses, our longer-term Share in Success Bonus plans, generous annual leave allowances and market-leading pensions. With family friendly policies, access to private health insurance and a wide range of wellbeing tools, we'll support you to be at your best inside and outside work. And we'll provide learning and development opportunities to help you reach your full potential.

Working Location

Our agile approach offers the opportunity to combine home working with meetings, events and training at the airport. All roles involve some on-site working each week, so you'll need to be based in the UK and within a commutable distance to Heathrow.

Sustainable Travel to work

Heathrow's Sustainable Travel Guide sets out easy and sustainable travel options that everyone can access.

Equal Opportunities
As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all. We believe that diverse talent makes us stronger - not least because we welcome passengers from all corners of the globe, every single day. Heathrow is an accessible place to work. With four diversity networks, we champion inclusivity and celebrate individuality.

About the Team

Heathrow is a complex, high-profile organisation, committed to living by our values. Our Legal, Risk and Engagement function brings together legal and business assurance professionals. The team ensure that we operate within regulatory and statutory frameworks, always acting responsibly and doing the right thing.

Joining Legal, Risk and Engagement means taking on a leading role at the airport. You'll be making sure that we operate to the highest standards, across the kind of varied projects that you only find in an ever changing environment like ours. You'll be part of a close-knit and driven team, taking on work that you can take real pride in and feel passionate about.

Join Legal, Risk and Engagement and be an incredibly important part of our recovery, as we ramp up and welcome passengers back to the airport.
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