Building Inspector / Clerk of Works Job No: VR/NGCOW
Location: North London Contract Type: Permanent
Posted: 13/04/2021

Building Inspector/Clerk of Works - Permanent - Working from Home (North London/Hertfordshire sites)

I'm recruiting for a Building Inspector/Clerk of Works on behalf of a sociable, yet hardworking multi-disciplinary consultancy. They are committed to providing the highest level of service to their clients- doing so almost comes naturally to them with their 80 years of experience behind them.

As a company they have a great team ambience, ensuring that their employees are offered the highest level of training & support to succeed in their roles. It's not all hard work & no play though, they are often organising their own events and pre Covid they were often out and about arranging trips to the theatre, holding BBQs and organising charity events. They just "get it" when it comes to looking after their employees. For this reason, they offer a competitive salary & benefits package, recognising that everybody has different needs.

The ideal candidate will preferably a member of ICWIC, or other designations such as CIOB, CABE, RICS, IFE. If you do not hold the aforementioned, they would be keen to help you work towards these.

Role Expectations:

You will need to demonstrate an ability in undertaking inspections of building works in progress in new build residential sites, liaising with Building Contractors and preparing reports for Employer's Agents and Project Management.

The work will involve undertaking regular inspections of residential new builds to monitor progress, verifying compliance with contractual drawings, warranty standards and employer's requirements, identifying discrepancies, preparing written reports with supporting photographs on weekly intervals and organising snagging and end of defect inspections with the Client in attendance.

You will need to demonstrate experience in projects including cladding and a good understanding of passive fire safety.


  • Keep yourself up to date with building regulations and compliance
  • Verifying compliance with contractual drawings, warranty standards and employer's requirements
  • Good observation to be able to identify discrepancies and raise these appropriately
  • Prepare written reports with supporting photographs to a high standard and submit in a timely way
  • Organise snagging and end of defect inspections with the client
  • Maintain a good client relationship throughout

Person Specification:

  • Experience of writing professional reports to a high standard
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent up to date technical knowledge
  • Be able to organise and prioritise own workloads
  • Good communicator both written and oral
  • Capable of working under their own initiative and as part of a group
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Take a pride in your work and ensure it reflects their company image and expectations
  • Continue to learn and develop your knowledge ensuring it is relevant and up-to-date

What will you get in return?

  • 24 days annual leave + bank holidays (with incremental increases at 5y, 10y & 15y of service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • 4% employer pension contributions

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