Interview Questions for a Building Inspector Interview

Interview Questions for a Building Inspector Interview


Often out of 300 applicants only 6 candidates will be interviewed. In most interviews, but this varies depending on the job sector and employer, you will be asked around 10 questions during a 45 minute interview.

The key to passing job interviews in preparation and practice, this sounds obvious but is often overlooked with the average interviewee spending around only 60 minutes preparing for their job interview.

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10 Interview Questions for:

Building Inspector Interviews



  • Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
  • Why do you want to work as a building inspector?
  • What is your construction background?
  • What can you bring to the position as a Building inspector?



  • What made you choose to apply to Building inspector?
  • What building codes of practice are you aware off?
  • What are the weekly key tasks for a Building inspector?
  • How would you carry out a building inspector task?


  • What skills are required for an efficient Building inspector?
  • Describe two or three major trends in your field?
  • What qualifications have you attained that related to Building inspector?
  • Do you have any questions for me?



Good questions to ask interviewers at the end of the job interview include questions on the company growth or expansion, questions on personal development and training and questions on company values, staff retention and company achievements.


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2 thoughts on “Interview Questions for a Building Inspector Interview

  1. Good information!!!
    ive had about 5 city interviews and got none , 1 question they always ask , what do you do with an irrate customer , contractor i f work is not done per code ? my answer was ,not shir ,but i sad i would let the contractor vent for awhile , show him in the approved plans and code book that he is wrong and needs to correct or non compliance will be written , other questions are about the job meeting its schedule ,what do you do if something is not per plan.

  2. When interviewers ask this type of question it is because this is a real issue for their company. As with all questions you have to answer it confidently, never say “not sure” Due to the interview question they want someone with experience of handling this type of situation. An good answer would be “This happen in my previous position. A contractor wasn’t happy that work was behind on schedule (this tells the interviewer that you have real experience of this situation) To successfully solve this issue while keeping the contractor happy (this tells the employer that you can successfully solve this issue), I shown the contractor the plans for the project and how we have saved time on X part of the project, brining the project back on time”

    Always answer problems questions with your solutions. The employer needs to know that you can handle this type of situation

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