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Universal Engineering Sciences Building Inspector III in Port St. Lucie, Florida


Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) has an opening in our Building Inspection Department. UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.


The Building Inspector is a key role, responsible for performing highly technical inspection work for the day-to-day completion of building inspections (Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing).The ideal candidate is a reliable, trustworthy individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment where both collaboration and autonomy are valued.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

• Required to drive, stand, walk, use hands to type, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, talk, and hear; body motions and movements include: bending, twisting, reaching, stooping, pulling, kneeling, lifting, carrying, and pushing

• Lifting and/or moving up to 35 pounds regularly on average, and up to 75 pounds on occasion, with or without reasonable accommodation

• This job is located in Florida, with exposure to intense sun, intense heat, humidity, rain, thunderstorms, and other adverse weather conditions

• Job site conditions may or may not be accessible by vehicle and can include wetlands, swamps, grasslands, and fields with uneven surfaces, sand, brush, and other natural and man-made obstacles.

• This job is primarily and regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and construction sites where the noise level is usually moderate to loud

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all testing equipment used is functioning properly, maintained as required by company and/or manufacturer's policy, and that all calibrated equipment is within its calibration cycle

  • Ensure that project testing requirements are met and compliant with project specifications, requirements, and company policies or procedures

  • Perform Structural Building Inspection duties (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing as licensed). Inspect commercial and residential buildings, which are under construction or are being repaired, remodeled or enlarged and is performed during various stages of completion to ensure structural integrity and compliance with building codes/ordinances

  • Determines whether changes may be required in plans and makes recommendations to contractors, engineers, architects, etc.

  • Performs inspections of foundations, concrete slabs, framing, roofing, and related construction work

  • Maintains accurate, complete, and current inspection records

  • Exercises tact and courtesy when conducting inspections and dealing with clients

  • Prepare reports and report data in a complete, timely and understandable fashion and return as required to branch office. Complete daily time and labor reports in accordance with company policy

  • Oversee maintenance of company vehicle (take in to shop for routine maintenance including oil changes, tire pressure, fluid levels, etc.)

  • Cellular phones are to be worn at all times and calls are to be returned immediately

  • Ensure that project requirements are met and compliant with inspection specifications, requirements and company policies or procedures

  • Attend all department meetings

  • Drive to various job sites at locations both locally and throughout the State of Florida. Follow all Driving Laws when driving company vehicle

  • Work varying shift schedule as needed

  • Must be willing to travel within the state of Florida, if applicable

  • Complete daily time and labor reports in accordance with company policy

  • Turn in required paperwork daily

  • Regular attendance is required

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record (in accordance with our Driver’s License and Motor Vehicle Record Check Criteria)

  • Ability to pass a background check screening in accordance with Florida’s Jessica Lunsford Act (or equivalent state classification)

  • Must be able to read and interpret plans, blueprints and specifications

  • Ability to read & write, including interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, as well as the ability to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients

  • Computer skills sufficient to operate a laptop, including sending and receiving emails, and the ability to learn Field Data Collection (FDC)/Inspector Gadget to input data and prepare reports

  • Mathematical skills sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Reasoning ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Qualifications for Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, commercial building, and/or 1 + 2 Family dwelling

  • Valid State of Florida Mechanical Inspector / Plans Examiner

  • Valid State of Florida Electrical Inspector/ Plans Examiner

  • Valid State of Florida Plumbing Inspector / Plans Examiner

  • Valid State of Florida Residential Inspector /Plans Examiner

  • Building Code Administrator

Who We Are:

UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.

Growing in Excellence

As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 73 branches and 3,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.

Why Work at UES?

We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here (https://teamues-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/p/sbielefeldt/EbEUX7QyRi9Np7gALiJOZlkBNwVgknUxkYY7P7dcARIV9Q?e=XogND6) to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace . Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Team: Building Inspection Department

Work Type: Full-Time

Location Type: onsite