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Structural Inspector

  • Job reference: NA-002379
  • Sector: Construction, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Houston
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Houston, Texas office as a Structural Inspector.


Under general supervision, 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.


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.

Lime or cement stabilized subgrade and/or base courses.

Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement (Method or QCQA Specification).

Concrete Pavement.

Bridge Inspection of Drill Shafts, Piling, Columns, Caps, Beam placement, Slab Placement..

SW3P and Barricade Inspection.

Ability to review plans and specification and verify compliance.

Project documentation for payment and material testing.

Experience in supervising inspection personnel for verifying compliance to plans & specifications.

Ability to ensure quality of work, identify and resolve deficiencies.


Documentation of work performed, material testing, compliance to specifications.



Detailed Structural experience including supervision of other inspectors for:


Drill Shafts (Slurry/Dry) with details of placement, documentation of Drill Shaft Reports.


Pile Driving with details of driving, documentation of Pile Driving Reports.


Bridge footings, center of gravity calculations.


Placement of columns, caps, beams, precast panels, reinforcing steel.


Dry run of bridge screed documenting clear cover of steel, slab depth.


Depth measurements during placement of concrete.


Curing requirements. 





5-15 years of roadway and bridge transportation projects.

Extensive experience in Site Management is required.


Experience with complex bridge structures.


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


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


DOT experience required, TXDOT experience desired.

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.

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