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Inspectors of Works

Descriptions & Duties

  • Inspectors of Works carry out inspection of building and civil engineering construction works (including all maintenance works) to ensure conformity with contracts, drawings, specifications, workmanship standards and relevant legislation.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge and skills of construction project inspection at construction sites

As inspectors of construction projects at construction sites, Inspectors of Works must ensure that every important aspects of the projects at construction sites are properly inspected and made good according to specifications and requirements from start to finish. They must coordinate effectively with different professionals and clients and have to make choices to ensure that the projects are well completed.

Professional knowledge and skills in construction works

Inspectors of Works must always apply professional knowledge and skills in relation to construction works to solve issues and problems at work.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • usually have a higher Certificate

Professional qualification

  • must be registered as Construction Worker and holder of Green Card when working on construction sites


  • possess extensive practical experience in construction

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$90,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$140,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 13-23

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 24-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-37

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 38-41

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Work Environment

  • Inspectors of Works usually work at the office, but may need to work at construction sites, where they inspect and monitor project progress and activities.


  • Borescope inspection equipment - Borescopes
  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment - Ground resistance testers
  • Carbon monoxide analyser - Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Circuit tester - Circuit analysers; Continuity testers; Electrical circuit testers
  • Concrete or cement testing instruments - Concrete strength measurers; Concrete testers
  • Digital cameras
  • Hydrometers
  • Hygrometers
  • Inspection mirror - Inspection mirrors
  • Laser measuring systems - Laser measuring devices
  • Level sensors or transmitters - Transit levels
  • Levels - Automatic levels; Electronic levels; Lock levels; Optical levels
  • Lightmeters - Light meters
  • Microwave leakage meters - Microwave leakage detectors
  • Moisture meters
  • Multimeters - Clamp-on multimeters; Digital multimeters
  • Pressure or vacuum recorders - Pounds per square inch PSI test gauges; Pressure gauges
  • Radon detectors - Radon detection devices
  • Remote reading thermometers - Refrigeration thermometers
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment - Ultrasonic thickness gauges
  • Vibration testers - Vibration meters

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