Building Control Officer / Surveyor in United States

at a Confidential Company

Construction / Real Estate
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Building Control Officer/Surveyor Job Description

*Building control officers/surveyors are responsible for ensuring that building construction regulations relating to public health, safety, energy conservation and disabled access are adhered to.

*Building control officers/surveyors work to ensure that new buildings, alterations, intallations and extensions meet the regulatory standards in safety, sustainability, accessability and design.

*They can be involved in anything from the extension of a conservatory on a private house, to the construction of an entire shopping complex in the centre of a town.

*Using their professional judgement and understanding of current building legislation, they offer advice to construction workers and the public concerning any issues surrounding the proposed work.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Examining and commenting on plans for new buildings, alterations or extensions.

*Providing advice about construction safety matters and new building regulations.

*Making regular inspections of building work at various stages of completion.

*Keeping records of how projects are progressing.

*Issuing certificates on completion of building work.

*Inspecting and carrying out surveys of potentially dangerous buildings.

*Approving demolitions.

*Writing reports.

*Advising on cost and time saving measures during construction, without forgoing safety regulations.

*Liasing with local authorities, planners, surveyors and other professionals.

Qualifications and Training

*Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) or any other qualifications in architecture, town planning, construction, surveying or related sujects can prove advantageous.

Skills and Specifications

*Excellent anayltical and problem-solving skills.

*Interest in and understanding of construction processes, legislation and requirements.

*Excellent IT skills.

*The aility to explain complex issues and legal requirements in simple terms.

*Ability to advise on issues affecting building projects, with an emphasis on cost-cutting and and sustainability measures.

*Strong communication skills, both written and oral, combined with good interpersonal skills.
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