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Sr Road and Bridge Construction Inspector

  • Job reference: NA-000817
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Houston

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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. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firm with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have 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.

At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. Few companies can rival the size and diversity of our projects. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions.

Atkins seeks a highly motivated, self-starter to join our Houston, TX Construction Management team as a Sr Road and Bridge Construction Inspector .


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE


Under general supervision, the inspector applies the strong technical skills of a highly experienced field representative, researching and interpreting 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.

 


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

High school diploma (or equivalent) plus twelve years related experience OR an Associates Degree in a related technical field plus ten years related experience is required.


ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS

Available to Work in Houston, TX.


Relevant TxDOT roadway, bridges and structures construction inspection experience.


Experience verifying construction steel reinforcement placement, concrete placement, drill shaft/pile driving, drainage structure placement, subgrade and base construction, signalization, CTMS, lighting, etc.


Experience interpreting testing of soil density, concrete, asphalt and other construction materials.


Experience interpreting TxDOT roadway construction plans, specifications and special provisions.


Experience resolving differences in interpretation of construction plans and/or specifications.


Experience working with TxDOT 2014 specifications.


Experience performing SW3P inspection and preparing documentation requirements.


Experience compiling and maintaining SW3P working plan set.


Experience performing barricade and signs inspections to ensure compliance with TxDOT and TMUTCD standards.


Experience monitoring construction phasing and TCPs.


Experience performing field measurements to develop pay quantities and pay sheets for actual work completed by the Contractor.


Experience using TxDOT SiteManager to record daily activity of work in progress and status of completion.


Experience assisting with the preparation of monthly estimates and resolving un-installed pay work.


Experience developing quantities calculations for change orders.

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. 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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.


Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement by clicking the following link:

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