Fire Safety and Building Regulation Consultancy

Principal Building Regulation Consultant

We are recruiting:<br><br> Principal Building Regulation Consultant

Location: Remote or one of Hickton Group’s Regional Offices (This may be an informal hybrid arrangement depending on individual preferences.)

About the role

Qualitas Compliance is a rapidly growing Building Regulations Compliance Consultancy business.

We offer a range of professional services to assist our clients in meeting their statutory Fire Safety and Building Control obligations and reduce design and programme risk.

Our service is tailored to integrate with clients and design teams to develop project proposals through the planning stages to a state of readiness for submission for approval to the Building Control Body and subsequent Fire Authority consultation.  

The sectors we typically operate within are as follows:

  • Workplace – new development and fit out (CAT A and B)
  • Residential – Student accommodation, private or BTR apartments, care homes, hotels
  • Education – schools and further education establishments
  • Assembly
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Storage and distribution
  • Defence
  • Custodial
  •  Health care

In today’s construction industry, the role of a Building Regulations Consultant has never been more crucial. As a Building Regulation Consultant, you will be an important part of the design team and will need great communication skills, both written and verbal.  You will be expected to provide expert advice, assessments and solutions related to the design and construction of a wide variety of buildings to achieve compliance with the Building Regulations.

Our primary role is to provide “Principal Designer” support through the RIBA stages, de-risking the design process prior to the submission of a full design package to the regulatory Building Control Body.  Our ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of the regulatory regime, and guidance documents that demonstrate compliance with the Building Regulations. Time management and project management skills are imperative.  Working as part of an experienced and dynamic team you will be a key player in helping to market and develop the service.

There will be a regular need to travel to visit our clients and their design teams, as well as projects on which we are appointed for the site inspection and verification scope. However, these projects will be those for which we are also appointed as Building Regulation Consultant. There will also be a need to travel for internal meetings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison with clients and their professional teams around project scope and management of the fee proposal process.
  • Reviewing scheme proposals and providing initial comments and mark-ups with regards to compliance.
  • Meeting with clients and design teams to present and discuss our initial comments.
  • Reviewing and responding to queries in relation to early-stage design development.
  • Providing expert ad-hoc advice on Building Regulations compliance as required.
  • Formal report writing with annotations to clearly demonstrate compliance in order to support the design teams submission to approving authorities.

Qualification and Technical Requirements

  • Professional membership of a Chartered Body – CABE, RICS, or CIOB.
  • Registered Building Inspector to at least level 2F.
  • Proven experience as a Building Control Surveyor or Registered Building Inspector.

Personal Requirements

  • Approachable and reliable in character.
  • Able to work on initiative and without supervision although willing to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Diplomatic but firm in dealings with clients and design teams.
  • Ongoing commitment to learning and CPD.

Company Culture

We have multiple examples of people choosing to develop their career within Hickton Group and work hard to retain our best talent.

We are a modern organisation that believes in collaborating and developing our people, as we recognise that success comes from encouraging them to succeed and assisting them to evolve.  We also understand that supporting and promoting a healthy work-life balance is valuable to the production of our work and is something which we encourage.

We promote a healthy office environment, providing support when you need it, and also arrange social and charity events too.

Why join our group

Hickton Group comprises of several businesses. Group structure continues our ambition to be a leading multi-disciplinary provider of quality inspection and consultancy services in the construction sector. Being part of the Group means that there is a coordinated approach to Commercial Business, Marketing, Resourcing, Finance, Business Support, Operations and Corporate Governance, to provide technical excellence and exceptional service to our clients. This provides greater opportunities to work for a larger Group of companies, giving you continuous growth in your own personal development plans and careers.

We employ people who embrace and deliver our core Group values: Quality, Client Focus, Honesty, Integrity, Competency, Teamwork, Development, Accountability and Exceptional Service.

As a Group, we invest in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and encourage employees to become involved and participate in company and community activities as part of their employment with us.

If this sounds like a team that you would like to be part of, in return we will provide the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Travel expenses
  • Continuous Personal Development (CPD) opportunities
  • Health cover
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Holiday accrual scheme
  • Go 1 online training platform
  • A friendly and professional working environment with an ‘open door’ ethos

How to apply

To apply for the role or for an informal discussion in confidence, please contact us at

Qualitas Compliance Ltd

Amber Court
51 Church Street
S74 8HT


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