Building Control Officer

University of Glasgow - Estates and Buildings

Job Purpose

To assume responsibility for the coordination of building warrant applications across the University Estate, in the context of a transformational capital investment programme for the University designed to encourage collaboration, cross-disciplinary research and other strategic goals. To build a strategic partnership with Glasgow City Council DRS enabling warrant applications to be processed efficiently and in accordance with development programme requirements, by improving the quality and consistency of submissions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assume responsibility for, and work closely with the Estates & Commercial Services Programme Office and Project Management Team to develop and maintain, a programme for Building Warrant submissions which supports the delivery of the capital investment programme.
  • To engage with and support the Universities external design teams in developing compliant solutions relevant to the Building Regulations including Fire Engineered designs where appropriate, which are of a high and consistent quality ensuring ease of analysis for GCC BCO’s.
  • To provide professional advice and guidance, where required, to all designers and to recommend innovative and practical options to complex Building Regulation Queries including developing “view applications” for alternative compliance proposals.
  • To provide direction and support to NEC3 ECC Supervisors and Clerk of Works staff in the monitoring of works on site relative to Building Regulation compliance.
  • Provide and present effective, timely and accurate reports on warrant application progress to both project governance boards and programme boards.
  • To develop a strong working relationship with Glasgow City Council Development & Regeneration Services at all levels facilitating quicker turnaround of approvals.
  • Assist in the undertaking of Disabled Access Audits.
  • Provide support to ensure High Standards of Health & Safety are maintained at all times thus reducing risk.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum pro rata.

This position is offered on a full time, 3 year fixed term basis: 35 hours, Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

Vacancy reference: 019694; Closing date 25 February 2018.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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