Building Standards Surveyor x 2, 418.36

West Lothian Council

  • Location: Livingston
  • £34,912 to £39,868 per annum, Band H
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: WEL03471


36 Hours per week 

Planning Services are seeking to employ a Building Standards Surveyor to work at Civic Centre, Livingston.

The purpose of the Building Standards Surveyor is To discharge the full range of statutory and non-statutory building standards services and provide an advisory service across the full range of construction projects in compliance with procedural regulations and service delivery targets.


Essential requirements for the post are:

Detailed knowledge and skill in all aspects of the Building (Scotland) Act, associated legislation and the detail and application of the Building Standards, covering subjects as diverse as structure, environment, safety, noise, energy and sustainability. The continually changing nature of this legislation requires continuing CPD to ensure an up to date knowledge is maintained. Experience in designing and/or checking building construction projects for compliance with the building regulations and mandatory standards Familiar with but not experts in, Health and Safety legislation, and be able to identify, assess and understand the implications of unauthorised building works on public safety. Communicating verbally and in writing in a concise and factual manner in relation to any matters, including decisions made, to architects, engineers, builders and other building professionals and to members of the public. Inspecting building work on site in order to ensure compliance with approved plans and identify where rectification is required. Possess corporate membership of the RICS, CABE CIOB or equivalent. Extensive professional experience of all aspects of design and construction. Good verbal and oral communication skills and be able to write technical reports in a manner understood by both professional and lay persons. Highly developed numeracy and IT skills. Ability to inspect a site or building to determine the level of protective works required to ensure the safety of the public. Valid Driving Licence The ability to inspect work on site (approx. 2 or 3 days per week). The ability to climb ladders or scaffolding and inspect within confined spaces where necessary (all with appropriate Health and Safety controls) Ability to assess plans for compliance from a computer screen Ability to interpret plans whilst on site from a hand held tablet device

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