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Sector | Construction

Vacancy Type | Construction

Job Type | Permanent / Full-time

Location | South Wales

Building Inspector

Ref: FS40

Salary: £38,000 - £45,000 Per Annum

Duties include:

Ideal background within New Homes warranty surveying, building inspecting, general building surveying, historic building surveys or latent defects insurance claims is highly desirable.

Job Purpose

To provide site inspection and technical building and construction expertise relating to the risk management of construction sites registered for Warranty schemes. The role is part of a team of surveyors who will be ‘on call’ to provide short term support to the teams when there is absence or specific workload pressures. The role can be undertaken anywhere in the UK, and the location will vary on a weekly basis.

Job Requirements

Duties of the post include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspecting homes being constructed and / or converted, working closely with Developers and Builders to ensure as far as is reasonably possible the works are in accordance with the Technical Manual and Building Regulations.
  • Effectively self-manage, by forward planning own workload, to provide a responsive, helpful and professional service whilst maximising time spent on site.
  • Recording inspection details on the data base and communicating comments to customers.
  • Ongoing liaison with Surveyors and Management on technical matters – to ensure that standards are being maintained and procedures adhered to.
  • Ongoing liaison with Developers / Clients / Builders, 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.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably required.

Experienced Needed

  • Part / Full member of professional organisations with minimum grades accepted: TechRICS / ACIOB / ACABE / LICWCI or similar.
  • Relevant BC experience, plan check and site inspection and relevant warranty, quality or defect resolution experience. Extensive experience of different construction methods, as well as experience of defect resolution issues.
  • Appropriate knowledge and understanding of the Building Regulations, associated legislation and construction standards.
  • A demonstrable understanding of latent defect risk management and the methods for mitigating claims.
  • Requires basic understanding of general insurance principals and terminology desirable.
  • Ability to undertake site inspections to assess both quality and the cause/effect of building defects.
  • Commercial awareness and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to create not only good working relationships with other construction professionals but to be able to deal effectively with members of the public.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload within agreed parameters.
  • Demonstrable ability to use own initiative, and have good planning and process understanding skills.
  • Ability to motivate self and influence others.
  • Excellent Customer Services skills and experience of Relationship Management.
  • Flexible in personal approach.
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook (email), MS Word, MS Excel.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

Ability to fulfil the mobility requirements of the RMS role, including (but not limited to) the ability to :

  • move around a site
  • climb ladders
  • work at height
  • drive reasonable distances
  • Proficient in English communications (written and oral).

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please forward a copy of your CV to
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