Principal Designer under the Building Safety Act

Job details

Posted Monday 25 March 2024
Location London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Surveyor
Reference 1606
Recruiter Name Margarida Araujo

Our client is a large Architectural practice in east London that's currently looking for a Principal Designer under the Building Safety Act. This role is primarily office-based so candidates should live within a sensible distance.

About the role:

Organizational Principal Designer role under the (England) Building Regulations etc.  This individual must have the right Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Behaviour to lead our organisational principal designer role under the BSA and must be able to demonstrate competence to undertake this role.

Your Skills knowledge and qualifications:

  • Registered Principal Designer (RIBA preferred)
  • Previous experience as a building control surveyor/ officer (preferred)
  • Minimum of 10 year experience in the construction industry with experience of building control matters.
  • Robust knowledge of the Building Regulations and Approved Documents and how to apply these to design.
  • Excellent up to date technical knowledge
  • Ideally have both design and construction background
  • Have relevant experience ensuring that multiple team members and duty holders such as clients, designers and contractors coordinate with each other and comply with their obligations under the building regulations
  • Capable of working independently or as part of a team

What your responsible for:

  • Assist in developing company procedures to comply with the duties of the Principal Designer role
  • Oversee the administration of company procedures associated with the role of Principal Designer
  • Review project deliverables and advise on Building Control compliance, when requested.
  • Create, Circulate and follow up on compliance documentation

 Assisting project Principal Designers to:

  • plan, manage monitor design work, and cooperate, coordinate, and communicate to ensure the design work, if built, complies with building regulations
  • understand the law (role and competency requirements set out in the Building Regulations)
  • manage other designers and reach consensus that design work is compliant with building regulations. Monitor identified compliance risks and assess gaps in other designers’ competences
  • set the plan for achieving design work compliance
  • control changes to the plan and monitor risks to design work compliance
  • coordinate designers’ work related to achieving the plan
  • liaise with principal contractors about design work compliance
  • monitoring progress against the plan through to the end of the design phase
  • understand technical guidance, codes of practice and standards so that they can assess, challenge, and build design team consensus on design compliance