Reports to: Area/Chief Building Inspector

Main objectives: To carry out the inspection and enforcement function in the Local Authority in accordance with uniform building regulations, by-laws and other statutory regulations.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Inspect building works in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and regulations, and that proper techniques and materials are used.
  • Assess building plans submitted for approval.
  • Inspect existing buildings to assess the condition.
  • Maintain records of inspection, building progress and departures from design drawings or specifications.
  • Discuss building work with relevant people such as builders, architects and owners.
  • Give advice on building regulations. Handle enquiries from consultants and the public.
  • Carry out surveys and preparing reports.
  • Some involvement in Civil Defence.

Typical qualifications and experience: An appropriate building trade background with at least Trade Certificate. Should have had at least fifteen years experience in the trade.