Principal Technical Building Consultant

  • Job Reference: NHBC5863
  • Date Posted: 11 October 2021
  • Employer: NHBC
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  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: £49,490 to £53,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension, Private Health Care, 25 days annual leave
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

NHBC has an amazing opportunity for a Principal Technical Building Consultant to join their Technical Operations team

This role, working on NHBC’s most complex, high value, iconic and technically challenging projects is advertised with the potential for flexible working arrangements.  Regular attendance will be required within the London office as well as on site and at design team locations as required.

You will lead the technical risk management of complex, high risk and high value new build and conversion projects. Manage and co-ordinate the input of other specialists in the team including engineers, surveyors and inspectors. Engage, influence and negotiate with developers and their design teams at the proposal stage to provide expert knowledge, and professional and technical advice on NHBC Standards, Building Regulations and codes and standards in order to guide them towards compliant solutions that present an acceptable technical risk to NHBC.  

About you          

You will have (or be able to demonstrate you are working towards) Chartered membership of an appropriate professional institution and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of at least one of the following key areas: Building Regulations, Engineering, NHBC Standards, building construction and technology.

Having extensive relevant building/construction experience with advanced knowledge of the housing and commercial sectors, you will also have an understanding of building pathology and experience of building defect identification. You will possess a thorough knowledge of relevant standards and legislation.

You will have good communication skills both verbal and written with appropriate interpersonal and presentational skills and will be IT literate and proficient in the use a range of MSOffice software programs.

A full driving licence is required with the role being office based in London but consideration may be given to remote working elsewhere in the UK as required.

The role will require you to undertake frequent site visits and periodically attend our head office at Milton Keynes and other NHBC offices.

Salary / Benefits

  • £49,491 - £53,503 depending on experience.
  • Up to 6% performance related bonus.
  • 26 days pa annual leave with option to purchase one additional week per year.
  • Pension scheme to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution).
  • Equalised Paternity, Maternity and Adoption Leave.
  • Life assurance of 4 x salary. 
  • Subsidised private medical insurance.
  • Cycle purchase scheme.
  • High street discounts and preferential gym rates.
  • Employee assistance programme.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading insurance and warranty provider for new build homes in the UK and make a difference to new homeowners in the area where you live.

At NHBC, we believe a new home is one of the biggest investments a person can make, and our colleagues are committed to giving homeowners the confidence in construction quality of new homes. That’s why it’s a great place to work and a great place to begin a career in building inspection.

Diversity and Inclusion 

NHBC is committed to equal opportunities for all. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter. Our inclusive culture helps us to maintain competitive advantage as we aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team. Underlying our overall commitment to equality is the fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination.

Our Values

Excellent – Proud and professional in all that we do.

Connected - Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team.

Human - Challenging, supporting and respecting each other.

Progressive - Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together. 

Closing Date Friday 22nd October 2021