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Senior Construction Inspector

  • Job reference: NA-003197
  • Sector: Construction, Roads & Bridges, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: Austin

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

 

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, TX Construction Management Group as a Senior Construction Inspector.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

Under general supervision, researches and interprets contract requirements to determine whether construction work is proceeding in substantial compliance with plans, contracts, specifications and special provisions. NOTE: Incumbents do not supervise any contractors' activities and are not responsible for job site safety.


JOB DUTIES
  • Reads contract plans, specifications, shop drawings, and regulatory agency manuals.
  • Observes construction work such as trench excavation, pipe placement, backfill operations, pile driving, structure placement, steel reinforcement, concrete pouring, signalization and lighting, etc.
  • Performs density and asphalt tests; samples and verifies certification of materials.
  • Reviews shop drawings within limited area of expertise; logs and reports materials and work.
  • Assists in directing the daily activities of less experienced staff.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.




EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma (or equivalent) plus ten years related experience OR an Associates Degree in a related technical field plus eight years related experience is required.
  • Previous experience with TXDOT and/or TXDOT Projects highly preferred. Other DOTs at least required.
  • Must meet TXDOT-Specific Construction Inspector experience requirements.


SPECIAL SKILLS
  • Good oral communications skills and ability to organize information. Math computation skills and understanding of contract plans and specifications.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
  • No Professional Registrations required.
  • May be required to obtain certification in nuclear density, aggregate, concrete and asphalt testing or other applicable areas.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Must have Department of Transportation Experience.
  • Requirements typically include: ability to walk long distances, climb ladders, stoop, squat and crawl down into ditches; ability to observe construction activities and distinguish colors; and ability to perceive back-up alarms and other warnings. 
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions, subject to insects, flooded terrain and equipment/traffic hazards. Job also requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and utilize computer. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 
  • Job also requires ability to plan and prioritize tasks, and review contract documents, project plans and progress reports. 
  • If position requires driving company vehicle, incumbent must have valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.


Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

 

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

 

http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf

  

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