(Exceptional candidates will be able to start at the mid-point of the salary grade)
Join us to make a difference and build better for local people
In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Working together and in partnership with everyone that has an impact on the lives of our resident, we strive to learn from each other, and continually adapt.
We’re making an additional 40% investment in the Building Control service and the people that work to deliver it. We are increasing the size of the team, thereby offering excellent opportunities for you to progress and are committed to each person’s learning and development, whether that’s by giving you the opportunity to study for and obtain a professional accreditation or encouraging and trusting everyone to reach their full potential. We believe that’s how we keep building better for the public – by starting within.
We know the importance of our role, and promote a cohesive, supportive and open environment, where we come together with our shared purpose of making a difference.
Supporting the Group Manager, you’ll supervise and inspire your team, and help with the technical review of work done by the Group.
Upholding building safety standards is at the heart of your role as you undertake technical assessment of life safety systems, fire fighting active systems and fire safety site works to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations and applicable British Standards. Your work will help influence the actions and solutions needed for projects to achieve compliance, with your technical expertise being used to help review complex fire safety applications, including through witness testing of M&E systems.
We will look to you to provide important M&E consultancy advice to internal and external customers and review M&E certification to assess compliance.
To seek better outcomes, you will lead in the M&E review of Building Safety Cases under the jurisdiction of the Building Safety Regulator -liaising with the local Fire and Rescue Service and other council departments in this process.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information
You don’t have to have a public sector background – we welcome people who come from industry, though preferably your current role involves either the design or commissioning of fire fighting or life safety systems.
Your knowledge of the building control regime, main fire safety legislation and relevant British Standards will be vital. You’ll also need to have a thorough understanding of first principles relating to M&E systems, as well as understanding the British standard and supporting codes of practice relating to Fire alarms, Smoke control arrangements, Sprinklers and other fire suppression systems, Generators and life safety power supply arrangements, fire fighting and evacuation lifts.
On top of all this, you’ll need to be good with people too, using your communication skills to influence and engage others effectively as you provide advice and assistance to a range of customers and stakeholders.
We’re asking for a lot, but in return, you can look enjoy a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
Car usage supported with off street parking for site visits and mileage expenses