Building Standards Senior Structual Engineer, West Lothian Civic Centre (395.15) C/D 25/06/17 INTERN

£37,560 - £42,965 per year
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of West Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us

You will become part of a team responsible for delivering a range of services related to its statutory duties to process applications for building warrants, completion certificates and enforcement of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003. In particular the post holder will provide professional, structural and civil engineering advice to the council in relation to building standards applications and other council properties and assets, including provision of professional structural and civil engineering advice in relation to dangerous buildings or other structural emergencies

Essential requirements for the post are:
  • Possess Chartered membership of Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) or the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE)
  • Detailed knowledge and skill in all aspects of structural engineering with knowledge of the Building (Scotland) Act, associated legislation and the detail and application of Building Regulations. The continually changing nature of this legislation requires continuing CPD to ensure an up to date knowledge is maintained.
  • Experience in designing and/or checking building construction projects and calculations for compliance with the building regulations and mandatory standards
  • Familiar with but not experts in, Health and Safety legislation, and be able to identify, assess and understand the implications of dangerous and unauthorised building works on public safety.
  • Communicating verbally and in writing in a concise and factual manner in relation to any matters, including decisions made, to engineers, architects, builders and other building professionals and to members of the public.
  • Inspecting building work on site in order to ensure compliance with approved plans and identify where rectification is required.
  • Extensive professional experience of all aspects of design and construction etc.

Further information is available from Jim McGinley, Building Standards Manager, on 01506 282395 or


See also: 395.15 - Building Standards Senior.pdf

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