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Building Inspector


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Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 


Jacobs is seeking a Building Inspector to join our collaborative Metro Atlanta team. As a Building Inspector you’ll inspect buildings and building systems at various stages of construction, alteration and repair for compliance with applicable state and local codes as well as conformance with project conditions; visit premises and provide information and assistance to owners, contractors, developers and departments or divisions of the Jurisdiction to help with conformance to the code and report findings. 


You’ll also:

  • Perform field inspections of residential and commercial buildings during various stages of construction and remodeling; ensures that structures are being constructed in accordance with approved plans and specifications and in compliance with applicable state and local laws, ordinances, and codes (including, but not limited to, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and energy codes) to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public
  • Conduct periodic field inspections before and during construction, remodeling, or repair; check the safety of construction and installation practices; inspect the quality of materials and methods of construction for footings and foundations, excavations, wood framing, concrete work, steel erection, lathing, plastering, tile work, masonry, electrical, plumbing, and other construction work; make final inspections to clear permits
  • Interpret codes and regulations; review, research, and communicate results in determining applicable codes/ordinances; explain required inspections, construction requirements and construction and repair methods and materials to owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and the public; advise owners on matters related to building permits; investigate and resolve building and related complaints
  • Assist with reviewing plans and specifications and maintain a variety of files and records related to areas of assignment including permit binders, records of inspections made and actions taken, and plans; input and retrieve information from computer databases; prepare reports, correspondence, and a variety of other written materials as requested
  • Monitor for construction work being done without a permit; Issue stop work orders as necessary; Track projects for compliance
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including cross training with building and land development staff

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you – and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management projects, together.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High School Diploma or GED and advanced experience in building construction
  • Certification by the International Code Council (ICC) in Residential and Commercial Inspections: if these certifications are not held, must become certified no later than one (1) year from date of hire (ICC certification is a condition of continued employment)
  • Basic plan review knowledge
  • Experience with the following: building codes and regulations applicable to commercial and residential inspection: code compliance of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems; materials, methods, and regulations; zoning regulations; site drainage and grading; sign code; and the fire code
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, builders, city staff, city and county officials and the general public
  • Ability to interact professionally and calmly with contractors, citizens, vendors, fellow employees, and others at all times
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license with no major infractions

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • ICC certified combination inspector
  • GSWCC Level 1B Certified Inspector
  • Advanced building trade work experience
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply building design and construction technology


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.


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