Careers

Do you have an interest in buildings or experience in construction? Looking for a career with a good work/life balance? Discover the path your building standards career could take.

Local Authority Building Standards Vacancies in Scotland

Provides information on the location and description of job vacancies in Building Standards in Scotland
What is Building Standards?
The role of the service is to ensure the safety of the public and check that a buildings are designed in compliance with building regulations.
Site work
You'll be responsible for checking building work on site to ensure the achievement of compliance with minimum standards, in - • small house alterations • new build domestic and non-domestic buildings • high rise and complex high-profile buildings.
A varied working day
Never two days the same - Building standards differs from other surveying roles in that building standards surveyors perform what is essentially an enforcement function, ensuring compliance through the Building Scotland Act 2003.
Careers Knowledge Hub
Learning and Knowledge
Watch Listen Learn - In addition to construction technology, a building standards surveyor requires a full working knowledge of the Building Regulations and associated legislation

Building Standards

What is Building Standards?

The role of the service is to ensure the safety of the public and check that buildings are designed in compliance with building regulations. The checking process runs from design stage through to construction and completion. The service is provided by each of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities and they are looking for people to join this exciting profession.

LABSS Ambassadors

Promotion of the building standards profession can be done most effectively by the people in those job roles who can speak from their lived experience.  On that basis, an Ambassadors Network has been established with people working in the profession from across Scotland.  Ambassadors are taking part in outreach activities with schools, colleges and universities.  Further volunteers are welcome to join the network and participate in activities that will raise awareness of what the building standards profession does. 

Workforce Strategy

Over the next 3 years, actions from the strategy will assist local authority verifiers to improve their operational resilience, develop entry points for a career into the building standards profession and promote building standards as a rewarding professional career in the public sector.

Career Experiences

See for yourselves the enthusiasm of current Building Standards colleagues