Principal Building Control Surveyor

Full-time Position

Ipswich is the largest centre in Suffolk for business, culture, entertainment and sports, with a rich history and heritage and has a thriving Waterfront. Ipswich is one of the fastest growing regional centres in England, where there are thousands of homes and jobs planned for the area together with the continued redevelopment of the historic town centre and Waterfront.

Job Description

We are seeking either an LABC Level 6 qualified Principal Building Control Surveyor or someone studying / prepared to study for this level of qualification to fill a career grade post for Ipswich Borough Council. 

You’ll be joining a dedicated and expert team which makes up the Ipswich and East Suffolk Building Control Partnership, and support Ipswich Borough Council’s Head of Building Control to lead on a range of matters especially high rise and complex buildings.

You will hold a recognised qualification in Building Control and full membership of RICS or CABE. You will ideally be qualified to LABC Level 6 Fire Safety competency qualification or be willing to train to gain this accreditation. Most importantly will be your drive to embrace the opportunity and fulfil your potential working at Ipswich as part of an exciting and ambitious partnership.

Our package includes a good salary, option to join a career average pension scheme, relocation policy, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, payment of annual professional membership fees, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible & hybrid working, an Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

We welcome applications from those who currently meet all the essential criteria and from those who meet the essential criteria with the exception of the LABC Level 6 qualification but who are prepared to commit to achieving this within 12 months.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

For more information about this role please contact: Iain Massey, Head of Building Control  on 01473 432951 or via e-mail at  

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job description and Person specification


Gipping House, Ipswich


Package up to £81,000

Application closing date

6 March 2023

Job type

Full-time – 37 hours per week

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000