Building Engineering Inspector Job Description and Profile

Under direct supervision, the Building Engineering Inspector’s job entails learning and assisting in the grading and building inspection, reviewing of plans, processing permits and doing other duties as required. He receives close supervision and expected to gain sufficient level of knowledge and proficiency to be promoted to the next level.

Duties and Specifications

  • Assists applicants in the completion of building permit applications; answers queries on building code construction requirements in person and via the telephone.
  • Reviews all plans of accessory buildings and structures for code compliance.
  • Computes fees for residential buildings; reviews and interprets technical materials relating to building codes; keeps and maintains necessary records of fees and permits.
  • Assists engineering inspectors in the inspection of buildings that are being constructed as well as grading projects.
  • Assists in the inspection of substandard buildings for violations of building, housing, zoning and health codes and ordinances.
  • May assist in preparation of documentation and supply of evidence for prosecution of cases such as those related to such violations.
  • Must learn to read specifications and plans to assure code compliance.
  • Attends conferences and training courses.

Skills and Specifications

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret structure and building plans as well as grading and specifications.
  • Able to learn, interpret and apply all kinds of building codes and grading laws and regulations.
  • Learn and apply different procedures and systems of legal enforcement and/or prosecution.
  • Adept at the use of personal computers and other office equipment when needed.
  • Must be able to effectively deal with the public to secure full cooperation and maintain harmonious relationships with them.
  • Maintain impartiality and objectivity in the formation of decisions.
  • Can perform mathematical computations.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university completed.
  • Certification given by recognized office or agency in building inspection.
  • At least two years of experience and building construction that strongly demonstrates knowledge and competence in construction plans as well as Uniform Building Codes.