- knowledge of building and construction
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- customer service skills
- the ability to use your initiative
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- maths knowledge
- analytical thinking skills
- the ability to analyse quality or performance
- knowledge of English language
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your duties will include:
- making sure that work is following project plans
- measuring and sampling building materials to check their quality
- finding defects and recommending ways to fix them
- monitoring work progress
- writing reports for construction managers and clients
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in an office or on a construction site.
With experience, you could move into site management, building surveying, civil engineering or construction management.
You could also set up your own site inspection business and work as a consultant, or move into training.
You may need to become a member of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI).
You'll find more advice on how to become a building site inspector from Go Construct.Data from National Careers Service.