Building control officer/surveyor

Posted by Bevas Logistics MEMBER23 Sep 10:35 amApapa, Lagos

Typical duties include:

examining and commenting on plans for new buildings, alterations or extensions
overseeing the work of building surveyors and providing them with supportive management
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 approval approval to start building work and completion certificates
inspecting and carrying out surveys of potentially dangerous buildings
approving demolitions
keeping up to date with relevant regulations and legislation
writing reports
advising on cost and time saving measures during construction, without forgoing safety regulations
liasing with local authorities, planners, surveyors and other professionals

Building control officers typically work normal office hours 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, with some opportunity for extra hours particularly in the private sector. Visiting sites can take up a considerable part of the job; frequent travel is typical, with officers expected to work outside in all weather.

Qualifications and training required

A degree or Higher National Diploma in building, building surveying, civil or structural engineering and other relevant subjects can be advantageous.

Key skills for building control surveyors

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Management skills
Interest in and understanding of construction processes, legislation and requirements
Excellent IT skills
Negotiation skills
Time management and organisational 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 sustainability measures
Strong communication skills, both written and oral, combined with good interpersonal skills

I do not want to be contacted by telemarketers.

Civil Engineering / Construction
Job type:
Full Time
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