Building Site Inspector

Building Site Inspector

Become a Building Site Inspector

You'll check building works done properly, and that workers are following health and safety rules. You'll regularly check work and compare it with project plans, measure and sample building materials to check their quality, find defects and suggest ways to fix them, keep in contact with contractors, engineers and surveyors, supervise workers and report to managers, architects and clients.

  • Organisation
  • Project management skills
  • Negotiating

There are a number of ways you can become a building site inspector, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment, Building Services or Civil Engineering; or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Built Environment Design, Building Services or Civil Engineering.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment, Building Services, Civil Engineering or other construction related subjects.


Starting salaries are usually between £21,000 and £25,000.

With experience this could rise to £27,000 to £40,000.

Highly experienced inspectors can earn £60,000.

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.