Building Inspector (Melksham)

Home based Melksham area
£31,000 - £36,000 per annum
06 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type

NHBC has an exciting opportunity for a Building Inspector to join our team Home based in the Melksham area. Working on a full time permanent basis the successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary of £31,000 - £36,000 per annum.

To assist in improving the quality of new homes by:

- carrying out site inspections (to include Foundation, Superstructure, First Fix (Pre-Plaster), Pre-Handover) of work in progress and work recently completed, in order to manage NHBC’s technical risk and exposure to warranty claims.

- working effectively with site managers and site trades to ensure new homes meet NHBC Standards, Building regulations and associated legislation

- working with site personnel to develop good customer relations and promote the value and benefits of working in partnership with NHBC.

NHBC Building Inspector roles are field based working from home, you have a great deal of autonomy and manage your workload. Due to the nature of the role, a full UK driving licence is essential and you must live within or close to the advertised inspection area.  The role does involve climbing ladders and working at height.

Find out more about a typical day in the life of a Building Inspector

About you

You can demonstrate experience onsite during the residential house building process and understand the key build stages and how trades interact. Your knowledge of house building construction will ideally be backed up by a construction related qualification such as NVQ, HNC, HND, C&Gs or equivalent, however training can be offered to NVQ level 6 in Site Inspection.  A focus on quality and keen interest in learning, keeping up to date with industry standards, improvements and developments are key attributes. You are able to gather and analyse information from a variety of sources to support decision making. In additional to your technical expertise you can demonstrate a consultative approach with the ability build rapport, establish credibility and build effective relationships with customers and colleagues.  Your ability to tailor your communication style to suit the audience will enable you to influence and deal with conflict or disagreements in an assertive manner whilst maintaining your position as a trusted advisor onsite. You have good written communication skills, able to produce accurate reports and maintain the site record book with good IT literacy and the ability to learn new software packages.

(Typical background for an NHBC Building Inspector could be Site Manager, Assistant Site Manager, Construction Project Manager, Contracts Manager, Building Control Surveyor, Warranty Surveyor, Building Standards Officer, Clerk of Works, Bricklayer, Joiner, Carpenter, Architectural Technician, Construction Lecturer on similar). 

Salary / Benefits:

- £31,000 - £36,000 (depending on experience and including remote worker allowance).

- Up to 6% performance related bonus.

- Company car.

- 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).

- Life assurance of 4 x salary. 

- Subsidised private medical insurance.

- Cycle purchase scheme.

- High street discounts and preferential gym rates.

- Employee assistance programme.

Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate


This is an exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading insurance and warranty provider for new build homes in the UK and make a difference to new homeowners in the area where you live.

At NHBC, we believe a new home is one of the biggest investments a person can make, and our colleagues are committed to giving homeowners the confidence in construction quality of new homes. That’s why it’s a great place to work and a great place to begin a career in building inspection.

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 willing and happy to talk flexible working options.  The role of Building Inspector is field based, starting and finishing your day from home, it’s not a rigid 9-5 as Inspections can involve early starts and/or late finishes.  This role would suit an individual open to some element of flexibility in agreement with your manager. This can be discussed further during the interview process.

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. 

If you think you have what it takes to join us as our Building Inspector click apply now, we’d love to hear from you!

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