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Job Opportunity: Building Inspector

Building Inspector

Job Description:

  • Our inspectors must be able to work independently, setting their own schedules while meeting the needs of our clients.

  • Inspections are performed using our own custom database software (web-based) on a laptop or tablet. Field reports are automatically generated and emailed to the project site superintendent regarding relevant conditions of completed or the "in process" work of project subcontractors. Reports may also be reviewed by project managers, directors of construction, and legal counsel. On occasion, a special inspection may be performed and a field report may be prepared using a template in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word or Excel.

  • Site inspections require the ability to view all the pertinent areas of buildings under construction. Inspections may require, but are not limited to, walking, climbing scaffolding and tall ladders, and the ability to access and inspect roof areas.

  • The inspector must be able to work constructively with the superintendent, trade workers, suppliers, manufacturers' representatives, design professionals, and developer management to achieve the best possible field results.

  • The inspector must be able to read, understand, and interpret architectural and engineering drawings and details of wood framed construction projects. The ability to review project drawings for missing or poor details of window installation, water intrusion, sound transmission, fire related issues, roof structures, and other high-risk areas is critical to the proper performance of the job.

  • The inspector must be able to clearly communicate, in writing and verbally, with project team members and company management about relevant construction systems and processes.

  • The inspector shall be knowledgeable of code requirements, regional trade practices, and manufacturers' installation requirements for common materials. The inspector must be able to identify correct, or incorrect, installation methods in the field with special emphasis on the weather envelope. A clear understanding of the component products and installation of stucco, lath, windows, doors, decks/balconies, flashing, and roofs is essential.

  • Current ICC certification, at minimum, as a residential building inspector (B1);

  • 5 years of multifamily residential construction experience;

  • Strong knowledge of the state building codes (CRC, CBC, LABC, ORSC, OSSC, WSBC, etc.);

  • Reliable transportation, this position requires daily travel to and from our client's job sites.

  • Compensation/Benefits:
  • Pacific InterWest offers a highly competitive compensation package which includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation.

    Required Experience:
  • Multifamily Residential Construction: 5 years.

Required License or Certification:

  • ICC Certification Residential Building Inspector.

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