Building Inspector

6 days left

31500.00 - 34000.00 GBP Annual
28 May 2021
25 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

NHBC have an amazing opportunity for a Building Inspector to join their Inspection team based in the West Durham area. The role of the Building Inspector will contribute to the efficient and effective running of the inspection service by working effectively with registered builders to ensure new homes meet NHBC standards, Building Regulations and associated legislation, as well as working with site personnel to develop good customer relationships and promote the value and benefits of working with NHBC.

About the role

Based from home normally within area of operation, the job compromises of working within established protocols and procedures to;

Take responsibility for the inspection of new homes under construction and/or associated uses

plan inspection visits to construction sites ensuring agreed service levels are met

Provide technical expertise, advice and guidance on construction

Inspect homes at key stages of construction in response to requests from builders

Record and report result of inspections to builders and their representatives

Record and maintain accurate inspection records

Assess sites for NHBC's 'Pride in the Job' quality campaign.

Assess and reporting on the technical competence of builders applying for NHBC Registration.

About you

Proven and relevant housebuilding or construction experience and/or a construction related qualification such as City and Guilds, HNC, HND or NVQ (or equivalent)

Full driving licence

Able to listen, build rapport, establish credibility and build effective working relationships.

Able to tailor communications to meet the needs of the audience.

Able to influence and deal with potential disagreements in an assertive manner that maintains relationships.

IT literate and able to learn new software packages

Ability to work as part of a team.

Good attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

Able to write clearly and succinctly in a well-structured and logical way.

Able to gather and analyse information to support decision making.

Plans and works in a systematic and organised way.

Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise.

Develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development.

Able to describe the house building process and how the trades interact with each other.

This is a physically demanding role requiring visits to construction sites and inspection of buildings throughout the whole of the build process. Including working frequently at height.

A keen interest in learning and keeping up to date with industry related improvements, building standards and developments.

Focus on customer satisfaction and delivering a quality service to agreed standards.

Salary & Benefits

GBP31500.00 - GBP34000.00 per annum(depending on experience)

Up to 6% performance related bonus.

25 days pa annual leave with option to purchase one additional week per year.

Pension scheme to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution).

Equalised Paternity, Maternity and Adoption Leave.

Life assurance of 4 x salary.

Subsidised private medical insurance.

Cycle purchase scheme.

High street discounts and preferential gym rates.

Employee assistance programme.


Apart from working with great colleagues who are passionate about what they do, we pride ourselves on developing individuals to achieve their full potential and offer exceptional personal development and career progression opportunities. We also support, sponsor and pay for training and membership to relevant professional organisations. All necessary equipment and other allowances associated with working from home will be provided.

Always happy to talk flexible working

We encourage employees to work flexibly in different ways including home working, field working and both formal and informal flexible working arrangements. We don't promise we can offer you what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working. In the interview process we'll discuss this more with you.

Diversity and Inclusion

NHBC is committed to equal opportunities for all. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter. Our inclusive culture helps us to maintain competitive advantage as we aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team. Underlying our overall commitment to equality is the fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination.

Our Values

Excellent - Proud and professional in all that we do.

Connected - Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team.

Human - Challenging, supporting and respecting each other.

Progressive - Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together.

*Closing Date: Thursday 2nd June 2021*