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Job Description


The Building Inspector is responsible for performing highly technical inspection work for the day-to-day completion of structural building inspections (Plans Review, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing desired).


Perform Structural Building Inspection duties (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing as licensed). Inspect commercial and residential buildings, which are under construction or are being repaired, remodeled or enlarged and is performed during various stages of completion to ensure structural integrity and compliance with building codes/ordinances.

Determines whether changes may be required in plans and makes recommendations to contractors, engineers, architects, etc.

Performs inspections of foundations, concrete slabs, framing, roofing, and related construction work.

Maintains accurate, complete, and current inspection records.

Exercises tact and courtesy when conducting inspections and dealing with clients.

Prepare reports and report data in a complete, timely and understandable fashion and return as required to branch office. Complete daily time and labor reports in accordance with company policy.

Ensure that project requirements are met and compliant with inspection specifications, requirements and company policies or procedures.

Attend all department meetings.

Drive to various job sites at locations both locally and throughout the State of Florida. Follow all Driving Laws when driving company vehicle.

Work varying shift schedule as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School Diploma or GED preferred and five to seven years building construction experience or equivalent. Must be able to read and interpret plans, blueprints and specifications.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


<!-- [if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->State of Florida Standard Building Inspector License is required, may include qualifications for Plans Review, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, commercial building, and/or 1 + 2 Family dwelling

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. This job requires the employee to climb ladders and conduct inspections at heights. The employee is required to drive. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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