Why work in building standards

Danny joined us from London

where he worked in the private and public sector for six years.

The one thing I really love about my job …

is that working in building standards carries huge responsibility. You’re trusted to make the right decisions on behalf of the public and ensure a building meets minimum requirements in respect of structure, fire safety, accessibility, energy efficiency to name a few. Your role in delivering this is integral to every project.

Why I love working in Edinburgh's building standards team

The best thing about doing this job in Edinburgh is the wide variety of buildings across the city which we can work on. This includes both existing and new build dwellings around the riverside and across many areas which are part of the city’s huge regeneration activity. Add in sport stadia, new schools, hospitals and the truly unique traditional buildings in the old and new towns of Edinburgh, you find that no two buildings are alike.

What's great about working for the Council?

A great incentive is the chance to develop and progress. Having worked in building standards for 11 years, I’ve been supported through studying for an Honours degree and subsequently attained Chartered Status with key professional bodies including the RICS, CIOB, and CABE. I enjoy promoting trust in our profession and representing the interests of the general public to the best of my abilities on every project.

What’s great about living here?

I’ve both commuted into Edinburgh and now live in Edinburgh. Waverley Station is only a five minute walk from our office but now I love the easy commute to work either by bus or tram. The city is very well connected and easy to get around. The team here is a very social team too – we’ll often make best use of the city centre location to enjoy a team night out.

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