Building Inspector Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Building Inspector interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Have you ever issued a violation notice or stop-work order?

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List of 30 Building Inspector Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Have you ever issued a violation notice or stop-work order?

  2. 2.

    Inspectors must have an overall knowledge of construction. How would you rate your construction knowledge?

  3. 3.

    Have you ever been offered a bribe in order to pass a project?

  4. 4.

    What makes you passionate about inspecting buildings?

  5. 5.

    When have you been asked to perform an inspection-related task in which you had little or no experience in doing?

  6. 6.

    How can we motivate you on the job?

  7. 7.

    What are your weaknesses?

  8. 8.

    How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?

  9. 9.

    Why do you want to work for us as a building inspector?

  10. 10.

    Have you performed both residential and commercial building inspections? Of the two, which do you prefer?

  11. 11.

    How do you go above and beyond a normal inspection?

  12. 12.

    Tell me a few foundation problems you have witnessed.

  13. 13.

    Our inspectors often present their findings to realtors and homeowners. Are you comfortable with that?

  14. 14.

    Are you comfortable crawling into tight spaces?

  15. 15.

    What type of survey instruments and test equipment have you used?

  16. 16.

    Some inspections require you to maintain daily logs. Are you a strong and dedicated documenter?

  17. 17.

    As a building inspector your will need to review and interpret plans, blueprints, and site layouts. How strong are your skills in these areas?

  18. 18.

    Are you able to quickly calculate and convert mathematical problems and measurements?

  19. 19.

    What is your educational background and how does it assist you in your career as a building inspector?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you have contributed to.

  21. 21.

    With the ongoing changes in the construction industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?

  22. 22.

    What are your career aspirations, in the inspection industry, beyond this job?

  23. 23.

    What are your strengths?

  24. 24.

    As a building inspector, clear communication is incredibly important. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  25. 25.

    Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.

  26. 26.

    When have you taken an existing inspection process and used your own creativity to make it better?

  27. 27.

    What are your salary expectations?

  28. 28.

    How do you handle a dispute with a coworker or supervisor?

  29. 29.

    As a building inspector, what experience do you have training others?

  30. 30.

    Our company prides itself on providing excellent customer service. How do you provide excellent customer service?