Building Inspector

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

Building Inspector Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Building Inspector to join our team.


  • Inspecting void properties and ensuring works are carried out on time and to a high standard in order for the voids to be signed off;
  • Carrying out post inspections of the housing stock after repairs and maintenance works have been carried out;
  • Carrying out pre inspections of the housing stock to determine what works need to be carried out in order for the property to be suitable for tenants;
  • Carry out Developer assessments at the completion of projects;
  • Ensure inspections target a zero claims ratio;
  • Ongoing liaison with Surveyors and Management on technical matters – to ensure that standards are being maintained and procedures adhered to;
  • Recording inspection details on the data base and communicating comments to customers;
  • Ongoing liaison with Developers / Clients / Builders, Architects offering technical advice and guidance;
  • Provide advice to line Manager on technical areas so that team members are fully informed when dealing with potential clients.


  • Relevant BC, plan check, site inspection and / or Warranty experience;
  • Understanding of Building Regulations and associated legislation;
  • Ability to undertake site inspections to assess both quality and the cause/effect of building defects including structural defects;
  • Requires basic understanding of general insurance principals and terminology desirable;
  • Excellent Customer Services skills and experience of Relationship Management;
  • Demonstrable ability to use own initiative and will be able to motivate self and influence others;
  • In depth technical knowledge of Building Regulations and other relevant construction standards;
  • Part / Full member of professional. Minimum Grades accepted: Building Surveyor, RICS / ACIOB / CABE / LICWCI or similar;
  • Full UK driving licence.