Why work in building standards

Marianne's private sector experience

was instrumental to becoming a building standards surveyor

The one thing I really love about my job...

Edinburgh’s architecture is stunning and, being a World Heritage site, I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by it every day. The added bonus is that I get to see the inside of some of these wonderful buildings.

Why I love working Edinburgh’s building standards team

We’re going through radical changes to improve the service and to meet the needs of the rapid developments across Edinburgh. These changes mean that I am involved in developing the service in a way that I see benefits me, the team and most importantly our clients – agents, architects, builders and homeowners within the city.

Being part of this change is exciting but challenging – I’m feeding in ideas for best practice, and communicating and working with other services in the Council to achieve these improvements. I’m able to develop my professional skills in ways that wouldn’t usually in my role as a building standards surveyor.

What's great about working for the Council?

One of the greatest benefits to working at the Council is the work-life balance. I’m able pursue my creative passions while doing the job.

I also have a strong social conscious therefore it is extremely important to me that the work I do benefits those people living and working in the city. Working for the Council allows me to satisfy this by making sure a building is safe and healthy for her occupants.

What's great about living here?

I love being outdoors and I am a keen cyclist for commuting and leisure. The city is gifted with a great cycling network which connects Edinburgh to places as far as Lerwick in Shetland and Dover in England. The cycle networks also connect to the beautiful sandy beaches on the east coast that are perfect for swimming. The wonderful Pentland Hills to the south of the city re serviced by an excellent bus service and the hills themselves give fabulous views towards Edinburgh and beyond.  The city is certainly a place where you can easily connect to nature and that is one thing I especially like.

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