Area Building Control Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 00178729-1
  • Date Posted: 31 March 2021
  • Employer: Cambridge City Council
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  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description


Salary: Depending on entry level appointment will be in accordance with the Career Grade at either City Pay Band 4, 6, 7 or 8

£25,991 - £29,577 per annum (City Pay Band 4)
£34,728 - £39,880 per annum (City Pay Band 6)
£39,880 - £44,863 per annum (City Pay Band 7)
£44,863 - £48,894 per annum (City Pay Band 8)

Working Hours: 37 per week (You will also be required to participate in the out of hours rota for dangerous structures)
Contract: Permanent
Working Location: This will vary to cover work across the three authorities of the Shared Service
Closing Date: 12 noon, 21st April 2021
Interviews: TBC


We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and motivation to embrace the exciting challenges of this busy Building Control partnership.

This unique opportunity will enable you to present your skills and experience to us and progress your career with the organisation. You will ensure the health, safety and welfare of persons in and around buildings by the implementation of the Building Regulations and associated legislation; within statutory time limits and to ensure that standards of service are met.


Our new Growth Structure supports career progression based on certain milestones, performance and evidence of your knowledge and experience.  We now have two exciting opportunities for Area Building Control Surveyors where you will be able to use your professional judgement to interpret the regulations associated legislation and other technical guidance on construction sites, as well as providing a professional checking service to help achieve compliance with building standards.

3C Building Control are passionate about their industry and providing a professional consultancy, and you should be too. Adding value to construction projects through early advice and providing a responsive on-site service the successful applicant will continue to build and maintain excellent relationships with local partners whilst demonstrating a strong focus on customer service.


Taking a lead on initiating and assisting with enforcement action to ensure the delivery of the Council’s obligations under the Building Act and associated legislation. The complexity of projects and the level of responsibility you would adopt would be commensurate with your experience and the level at which you join 3C Building Control.

We hope you will want to develop your skills by working in an exciting and enthusiastic team like our growing shared service.  Our prestigious iESE silver winner award for “working together” from 2020 acknowledges the passion that we have for our industry, and each other and if that is not enough you too will get that sense of pride knowing that we have now become finalists for the second year running, this time for efficiency and effectiveness. 


Cambridgeshire continues to experience a very high level of growth, with opportunities for Building Control to be involved in a wide range of rural and city-based projects, including multi-million-pound developments. In a County with an extensive range of beautifully historic buildings situated side by side with exciting modern development, there is no better place to develop your career in building control.  

We have faced challenges that COVID-19 has presented, and these have impacted on all aspects of life, including the construction industry.  As lockdown ends again, the industry will need us more than ever before so why not help us to deliver that support by joining our team?

In return we can offer:
 Generous Leave Entitlement
 Flexible Working
 Learning and Development Programme
 Health and Wellbeing Programme 
 Local Government Pension Scheme
 Recognition and Reward 

We are confident that anyone joining 3C Building Control will have a bright future, so this is your time to shine.

For an informal chat, please contact Fred Hedges, Area Manager (3C Building Control) on 07789 481040 or via email 

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