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Become A Resident Inspector

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Working As A Resident Inspector

  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $63,730

    Average Salary

What Does A Resident Inspector Do At Stantec

* observation and documentation of work performed; review of contractor requisitions for payment; documentation of work, as constructed; preparation of daily reports; and attendance at progress meetings.
* Your Capabilities and Credentials
* High school diploma or equivalent required.
* Bachelors preferred.
* to 10 years minimum experience serving in similar capacity for public works projects
* Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle
* Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
* Must be familiar with trench dewatering, backfilling and compaction of utility trenches and pavement/surface restoration
* Ability to make decisions on projects based on the design criteria of engineering
* Self-starter, can work independently and knows how to get along with contractors on a project site
* Willing to work part-time with periods of no work as the project requires
* Experience in understanding engineering drawings for infrastructure rehabilitation, replacement and upgrades desired.
* Experience with Microsoft Office required.
* Experience with AutoCAD very beneficial
* Construction management training very beneficial
* Experience with MWRA projects preferred
* OSHA 10 training and Confined Space Entry certificatio

What Does A Resident Inspector Do At Applied Technical Services, Inc.

* Maintains safe, secure and healthy environment by adhering to Company/Customer safety standards and practices and to legal regulations
* Alerting others regarding potential hazards or concerns
* Candidate will perform internal and external inspections on equipment at scheduled intervals to maintain the mechanical integrity of the fixed equipment of varied off shore assets
* Candidate should be detail orientated and be capable of recommending and approving repairs as well as performing visual inspection of completed work
* Completes customer and company job related forms and paperwork
* Communicate effectively with customers (excellent written and verbal communication skills required)
* Complete all required training, including tests, within ATS guidelines
* Learns all company products and services that are available to our customers
* Work conditions :
* Candidate must be capable of climbing, working at high elevations and working in confined spaces.
* Flexible work schedule

What Does A Resident Inspector Do At System One Services


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How To Become A Resident Inspector

Most employers require construction and building inspectors to have at least a high school diploma and considerable knowledge of construction trades. Inspectors typically learn on the job. Many states and local jurisdictions require some type of license or certification.


Most employers require inspectors to have at least a high school diploma, even for workers who have considerable related work experience.

Employers also seek candidates who have studied engineering or architecture or who have a certificate or an associate’s degree that includes courses in building inspection, home inspection, construction technology, and drafting. Many community colleges offer programs in building inspection technology. Courses in blueprint reading, vocational subjects, algebra, geometry, and writing are also useful. Courses in business management are helpful for those who plan to run their own inspection business.

A growing number of construction and building inspectors are entering the occupation with a bachelor’s degree, which can often substitute for related work experience.


Training requirements vary by state, locality, and type of inspector. In general, construction and building inspectors receive much of their training on the job, although they must learn building codes and standards on their own. Working with an experienced inspector, they learn about inspection techniques; codes, ordinances, and regulations; contract specifications; and recordkeeping and reporting duties. Training also may include supervised onsite inspections.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Because inspectors must possess the right mix of technical knowledge, work experience, and education, employers prefer applicants who have both training and experience in a construction trade. For example, many inspectors have experience working as carpenters, electricians, or plumbers. Many home inspectors combine knowledge of multiple specialties, so many of them enter the occupation having a combination of certifications and previous experience in various construction trades.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states and local jurisdictions require construction and building inspectors to have a license or certification. Some states have individual licensing programs for construction and building inspectors. Others may require certification by associations such as the International Code Council, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and the National Fire Protection Association.

Similarly, most states require home inspectors to follow defined trade practices or obtain a state-issued license or certification. Currently, 36 states have policies regulating the conduct of home inspectors; a few states are considering adding licensure or certification requirements for home inspectors.

Home inspector license or certification requirements vary by state but may require that inspectors do the following:

  • Achieve a specified level of education
  • Possess experience with inspections
  • Maintain liability insurance
  • Pass an exam

The exam is often based on the American Society of Home Inspectors and National Association of Home Inspectors certification exams. Most inspectors must renew their license periodically and take continuing education courses.

Inspectors must have a valid driver’s license because they must travel to inspection sites.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Inspectors must have good communication skills in order to explain any problems they find and to help people understand what is needed to fix the problems. In addition, they need to provide a written report of their findings.

Craft experience. Inspectors perform checks and inspections throughout the construction project. Experience in a related construction occupation provides inspectors with the necessary background to become certified.

Detail oriented. Inspectors must thoroughly examine many different construction activities, often at the same time. Therefore, they must pay close attention to detail so as to not overlook any items that need to be checked.

Mechanical knowledge. Inspectors use a variety of testing equipment as they check complex systems. In order to perform tests properly, they also must have detailed knowledge of how the systems operate.

Physical stamina. Inspectors are constantly on their feet and often must crawl through attics and other tight spaces. As a result, they should be somewhat physically fit.

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Resident Inspector Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Greek

  • Persian

  • Arabic

  • Korean

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Top Resident Inspector Skills

  1. Sanitary Sewer
  2. Contract Documents
  3. Submittals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Project was the last contract of a 33-mile sanitary sewer pipeline for the City of Phoenix.
  • Evaluate the project development making sure that it complies with the contract documents and its specifications.
  • Submitted all documents, received submittals, requested information and ordered documents in respect to the design of the project.
  • Complete daily reports to Project Manager as to the scope of work completed and to identify issues early.
  • Prepared RFI's to the project designer for projected changes and reviewed contractor's materials and equipment submittals for approval.

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