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Construction Inspector Job Description

We are recruiting for a Construction Inspector to inspect buildings, bridges, highways, streets, dams, water systems and sewers—including foundations, plumbing and electrical circuits—to establish structural soundness. As Construction Inspector you will inspect heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems as well. We expect you to identify environmental hazards such as deficient air and water quality. You will inspect existing structures that have been impacted by natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods. You will be required to issue violation notices and stop work orders where necessary and liaise with stakeholders regarding remedial action.

To succeed in this role, you will apply your knowledge of engineering fundamentals and safety regulations to ensure soundness of building structures. Suitable candidates will be of unimpeachable integrity, detail-oriented and assertive.

Construction Inspector Responsibilities

  • Several years’ experience as a Construction Inspector.
  • Proficient knowledge of fall protection and work zone safety.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Available to work shifts and over weekends.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Engineering degree or suitable alternative.

Construction Inspector Requirements

  • Evaluate plans and specifications for construction projects to ensure conformance with regulations.
  • Attend pre-construction meetings where necessary.
  • Conduct field inspections to inspect standards of building structures and materials.
  • Conduct field and laboratory tests on materials to measure compliance with regulations.
  • Issue violation notices and stop work orders where structures and materials do not comply with regulations.
  • Refer deviations and disagreements to city engineer for clarification.
  • Maintain records of documentation.
  • Conduct inspections of existing structures following natural disasters and other events that could compromise integrity of existing structures.
  • Assist City staff and public with inquiries.
  • Attend close-out meetings of construction projects.
  • Several years’ experience as a Construction Inspector.
  • Proficient knowledge of fall protection and work zone safety.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Available to work shifts and over weekends.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Engineering degree or suitable alternative.

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Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

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Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

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