Construction & Building Inspectors


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.
Also called: Building Inspection Engineer, Building Inspector, Combination Building Inspector, Construction Inspector

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • product and service development
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Word processing software
  • Inspection Depot Home Guide System
  • Microsoft Word
    Compliance software
  • Automated permit system software
  • NorthWest Builders Network Plan Analyst
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    certificate after high school
    bachelor's degree
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