Building Inspector Job Description

Building Inspector Job Description

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Building inspector provides information to designer to assist in correcting deficiencies in construction; develop citizen assistance/code related handouts and information.

Building Inspector Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Conduct field inspections of construction sites including mechanical inspections in various phases
Advise permit applicants, engineers or designs whose plans are not in conformance with required codes
Maintain frequent and professional contact with the general public various public and private officials
Prepare charts, graphs and reports regarding housekeeping quality
Perform a full range of inspection and evaluation of residential and non-residential buildings and structures (which may include complex structural and non-structural components, including plumbing, mechanical, and electrical and fire protection systems) for compliance with the appropriate codes, other applicable regulations, and approved plans and specifications
Perform various office and other duties as assigned
Perform a full range of inspection and evaluation of residential and non­ residential buildings and structures (which may include complex structural and non-structural components, including plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems) for compliance with the appropriate codes, other applicable regulations, and approved plans and specifications
Responsible for conducting building inspections of all new construction and remodel projects as directed by the Quality Engineer and in accordance with project specifications and appropriate building codes
Provides technical assistance for development construction procedures and policies
Meets with Architects, Engineers, Station Management, and construction supervisors to discuss all projects

Building Inspector Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Building Inspector

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ICC, OSHA, DHCD, VA, UNF, ICBO, DSA

Education for Building Inspector

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the building inspector job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Engineering, Architecture, Associates, Construction, Technical, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Historic Preservation, Construction Technology

Skills for Building Inspector

Desired skills for building inspector include:

Construction regulations as applicable
Florida Building Code and the International Code Council
General office equipment- copier/fax/scanner
Phone
Excel
Office computer software – Microsoft Word
72 and 101 with respect to building and structure
Boston Zoning Code
Its amendments
NFPA code chapters 13

Desired experience for building inspector includes:

Candidates must possess current Combination Building Inspector Certifications with the ICC
Working knowledge of the ICC, CBC, and applicable local codes
Must possess prior inspection experience of new residential developments and new commercial construction
Must possess and maintain Building Inspector certification
Establishes an effective working relationship with senior management
Performs weekly audits of facility maintenance work orders audits of the repair work orders in the vehicle maintenance facility

Building Inspector Examples

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Building Inspector Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a building inspector. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for building inspector
  • Perform a full range of inspection and evaluation of residential and commercial construction, which may include complex structural and non-structural component, including plumbing, mechanical, electrical, green building, and fire protection systems for compliance with the appropriate codes, other applicable regulations, and approved plans and specifications
  • Compile, analyze and evaluate findings of investigations and inspection certificates
  • Maintains clear, concise, and comprehensive records and reports to inspection activities
  • Perform a range of inspection and evaluation of residential buildings and structures (which may include structural and non-structural components, including plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems) for compliance with the appropriate codes, other applicable regulations, and approved plans and specifications
  • Assist and advise the general public in matters relating to residential construction and code requirements
  • Assist the inspection management team with business development activities
  • Monitor the quality and workmanship of the works to ensure compliance with the contract drawings, specifications, materials, workmanship and quality
  • Handle daily coordination to facilitate the carrying out of site works
  • Submits comprehensive reports of such inspections
  • Responsible for recording of daily work assignments and retain records relative to his/her duties
Qualifications for building inspector
  • Minimum of five years of inspection in construction working on a City, State or Federal Project required
  • Must be willing to deploy to Antarctica for an extended period of time
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives
  • ICC Residential and Commercial Combination Inspector certifications
  • GSWCC Level 1B Certified Inspector
  • Prior inspection experience of new residential developments and new commercial construction
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Building Inspector Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of building inspector. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for building inspector
  • Inspect site works and monitor the quality and workmanship of the works to ensure compliance with the contract drawings, specifications, materials, workmanship and quality
  • Review Contractors’ drawings proposals and material submissions for conformity with the relevant Works Contracts
  • Resolving site problems and drawing ambiguities which may arise to enable works to continue and to be carried out timely
  • Performing written reports of building inspections
  • Performing monthly inspections of emergency generators
  • Performing regular maintenance replacement of filters and lamps found on inspections
  • Assisting with park re-lamping
  • Inspecting egress doors for ease of operation
  • Inspecting tension / polarity of all receptacles
  • Inspecting emergency / exit lights in all buildings
Qualifications for building inspector
  • 2-5 years of experience as a certified inspector performing multi-code building inspections
  • Four (4) years experience in general construction or related field
  • Candidates must possess current Building Inspector Certifications with the ICC
  • Prior Building Department plan review and counter technician experience a plus
  • 5+ years of 3rd party Inspection of Erecting Vertical Structural Steel Buildings Preferred
  • Must hold current CWI ( AWS D 1.1 ) and International Code Council (ICC) for bolting certifications or be willing to obtain the ICC for Bolting certification
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Building Inspector Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of building inspector. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for building inspector
  • Must be able to work well as a team player within a group
  • Must complete tasks assigned within time constraints implied by park guidelines
  • Review building plans and specifications for all campus capital construction and renovation projects to assure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and building statutes and regulations
  • Assists in the coordination of all required event permits as required by Title 19 – Title 24
  • Assists in the Pasadena city plan check process with regard to building and fire code compliance
  • Provides analysis and short/long term solutions regarding improving overall campus ADA compliance
  • Develops, implements, and maintains inspection and procedures to insure that the quality of renovation and new construction projects meets or exceeds the requirements of the California Building Code
  • Provides staff training in areas related to OSHA requirements, Hot Work Permits, and other regulatory requirements
  • Establishes and maintains an effective communication strategy developing and coordinating effective interrelationships with project managers, engineers, contract administrators, city building and fire inspectors, general contractors and architects
  • Assist in scheduling of pre-construction meeting and permitting for site development projects
Qualifications for building inspector
  • Knowledge of ICC Welding and bolting specifications, and expertise in AWS D1.1 in New York City
  • Experience in Quality Control Inspections, of Vertical Structural Steel Buildings
  • Capable of performing inspections and reviewing testing for conformance to Client specifications, Industry Standards, approved procedures and reporting of results
  • Inspectors will be working as residents on the construction of various vertical structural steel buildings in NYC
  • Ability to read construction drawings and blueprints, evaluate against current municipal codes, and translate/ interpret to actual field constructability
  • ICC or other state-recognized certifications required
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Building Inspector Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a building inspector. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for building inspector
  • To actively seek new business, provide quotations to building managers for such and to secure contracts for the business
  • To work with the business manager to grow the IQP business on a local and National basis
  • To ensure all work is completed, reports / certificates issued are correct and invoices issued in a timely manner
  • To work with the business manager to maximise business returns whilst minimising exposure and risk for the company
  • Undertake all other relevant work requests relevant to your position
  • Daily walk-throughs of the buildings to inspect various units to ensure the quality is up to local and federal code in addition to Related’s quality expectations and standards
  • Use a customer first attitude in dealing with all resident maintenance issues ad ensure word orders are completed in a timely manner
  • Will work in collaboration with the maintenance department by creating work orders or service requests for items needing attention
  • Create and execute a daily inspection schedule for occupied units for lease compliance and housing rules
  • Responsible for projects or tasks assigned by either the Customer Service Manager or General Manager
Qualifications for building inspector
  • Some office work, mostly field inspections with full exposure to the elements on projects controlled by OSHA
  • Valid state driver license required
  • Familiarity with the Hansen software system preferred
  • Knowledge of sheet metal requirements
  • Diploma from technical institute or equivalent in an appropriate discipline with at least 7 years of relevant post-qualification experience, OR
  • At least 4 years of appropriate experience as ABSI in a Government or quasi-Government project
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Building Inspector Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of building inspector. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for building inspector
  • Resolves disputes and politically sensitive issues regarding compliance with codes, regulations, ordinances, standards, and contract agreements
  • Perform complex plan reviews and inspections, resolve plan review, permit issuance and job-site issues and respond to inquiries and complaints from customers
  • Develop training curriculum and opportunities for staff, to further the field section goals of increased customer service and consistency
  • Provides ongoing reports to management which includes preparing written reports and giving oral presentations of program performance analyses of plan review and inspections
  • Reviews building inspection plans
  • Participates in researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating new division processes and procedures
  • Occasional night or weekend work maybe required
  • Interface with and notify supervisors, subcontractors, and subordinates of any/all issues which may affect the project
  • Maintain effective relationships with the Owner, Subcontractors, and the project team
  • Review plans, specifications, provisions, submittals, shop drawings, and other controlling documents to ensure contractor compliance with same
Qualifications for building inspector
  • Requires possession of Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management OR 5 years of verifiable construction and inspection experience, including one year of experience in charge of a major building construction project
  • Must possess DSA Class 1 certificate
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle
  • K-12 school construction experience is highly desirable
  • Five years of full-time, paid, journeyman level experience in the building construction, mechanical, elevator, electronic or electrical trades
  • A holder of a Diploma / Higher Certificate in relevant engineering discipline

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