Plans Checker

  • Job Title | Plans Checker
  • Reports to | Technical Support Manager
  • Department | MDWSS
  • Location | Home working

Job Purpose 

The effective application of building regulations knowledge and the efficient assessment and processing of building regulation applications, working with builders and/or technical staff to develop good customer relations. 

Overview of Responsibilities 

Duties of the post include, but are not limited to: 

  • Taking responsibility for the assessment of building regulation applications for residential developments and associated non-residential uses typically over 11 metres high. 
  • Contributing to the assessment of building regulation applications for other type of developments. 
  • Pre and post design negotiations with clients to ensure effective compliance with the Building Regulations and technical issues. 
  • Assisting in the resolution, by persuasion, negotiation, and formal proceedings, of problems relating to Initial Notices, design approvals, site work and final certificates. 
  • Examining detailed drawings and supplementary information in accordance with specified procedures and performance targets, for Building Control, and conversion applications. 
  • To issue site and type approvals to clients promptly to specified standards and guidance. 
  • Advise/guide the industry and the public regarding the Building Regulations, technical issues and company standards. 
  • Promoting company services to existing and potential clients. 
  • Supporting inspection staff by the provision of expert advice, communication of key stages for inspection staff relating to complex Building Control elements. 
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably required. 


  • Fully qualified Surveyor (MRICS, TechRICS, MBEng, MCIOB, or similar) with relevant experience is desirable but not essential. 
  • In depth technical knowledge of Building Regulations and other relevant construction standards. 
  • Requires basic understanding of general insurance principals and terminology desirable. 
  • Ability to undertake site inspections to assess both quality and the cause/effect of building defects. 
  • Commercial awareness and ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Ability to create not only good working relationships with other construction professionals but to be able to deal effectively with members of the public. 
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload within agreed parameters. 
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook (email), MS Word, MS Excel. 
  • Demonstrable ability to use own initiative. 
  • Ability to motivate self and influence others. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Full UK Driving License. 
  • Flexible in personal approach.