Enforcement Officer (Building Control) – Equans – Grimsby


Domain: Support Services/Tax and Legal

Job type: Standard


Equans is looking for a Enforcement Officer (Building Control) to join our team in Grimsby on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary of £21,000 to £26,500 (depending on experience), and benefits package.

Equans is North East Lincolnshire Council’s long-term regeneration delivery partner delivering a number of services on their behalf, providing planning, highways, property, design and technical services.

This role will be responsible for a full and varied caseload of enforcement investigations and general enquiries, including the drafting and service of notices and appearing as a witness in court as required.

The post holder will need to be articulate, enthusiastic, committed and highly organised ideally with a proven track record in enforcement activity and working within a busy team. Flexibility and the ability to respond to the changing demands of the business as well as the ability to multi-task are vital. In return we can offer a great work/life balance, with hybrid working arrangements

What will you deliver?

Investigation of possible breaches of the building regulations and associated legislation
Monitoring of developments to ensure that the procedural requirements of the building regulations are complied with.
Maintenance and updating of files using computerised/ manual administration systems
Working with the Principal Building Control surveyor to issue enforcement advice to customers including alleged offenders, complainants, Councillors, developers and other interested parties both verbally and in writing
To review and present recommendations to the Building Control Manager and Building control team regarding proceeding with enforcement investigations
Preparation of reports for formal enforcement
Collation of evidence from specialist officers with a view to possible prosecutions
Preparation of prosecution papers in respect of breaches of planning control and appear as a witness for the Council in respect of court proceedings to work with if required
Ability to work on own initiative when on site making the necessary health and safety assessments as required
Liaising with other Council and Engie departments as required.
Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be expected at this level.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a salary of £21,000 to £26,500 (depending on experience) and benefits package, which includes;

24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
Gym membership discounts
Cycle to work scheme
Holiday purchase scheme
2 corporate social responsibility days per year
Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network
24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

Knowledge of The building Act 1984, The Building Regulations 2010 (as amended) and any associated legislation
Knowledge of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and investigatory procedures (PACE)
Investigation skills and meticulous record keeping
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to manage demanding and varied workload
Tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public, developers and agents.
Excellent negotiating skills.
Understanding of and commitment to the constant need to improve.
Ability to prioritise and manage time/work effectively.
Ability to collate evidence and maintain records
Ability to prioritise workloads and perform to strict timetables.
Good IT skills
Full Driving Licence and car available for use

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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Job location: Grimsby Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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