Transportation Inspector III

February 1, 2018

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Job Description

We are currently accepting resumes for future project work. Qualified candidates will be contacted once next steps have been identified.

Our Transportation Construction, Engineering and Inspection group assists in all levels of federal, public, private and international organizations by offering planning, design, and construction services for transportation systems that reflect community needs. Our value-added program management, best-in-class design-build expertise, and unparalleled sustainability and economic solutions, build partnerships and create solutions for current and future environmental and infrastructure challenges.

CDM Smith’s Austin, TX team is seeing a level III inspector to inspect and monitor construction activities at the site. Inspector III is able to perform the most complex inspection activities for the 5 categories of inspection: 1) Roadway 2) Bridges 3) Drainage 4) Erosion & Control 5) Maintenance & Traffic. Works under limited supervision from higher level inspectors and engineers. May be the sole inspector on a small project. Work requires knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in highway construction; knowledge of geometry and basic mathematics; ability to read, interpret and explain construction plans and drawings, contract provisions, and specifications; and communications ability. Demonstrated ability to instruct other employees in proper work methods.

Job description:
– Performs complex and routine/standard inspections of construction to evaluate if appropriate materials and construction processes are used; and that construction conforms to plans, specifications, and special provisions. Uses higher grade of equipment and performs complex calculations to perform inspection. Works under limited supervision.
– Reviews drawings to prepare for the inspection. Understands the design of the construction that will be inspected.
– Plans the overall inspection and determines specific inspections to perform on small projects where Inspector III is the sole inspector.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Associates degree in a Construction related field. Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Highway Construction or High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 7 years’ progressive experience in Highway Construction.
– Demonstrated ability to manage assignments independently and to communicate effectively.
– Certifications as required from a State Highway Agency or National Entity such as ACI (American Concrete Institute) or NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) in earthwork, asphalt, and concrete.
– Must possess a valid driver’s license

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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