Construction Inspector


Neel-Schaffer is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn, the drive to excel and the drive to thrive in an engaged, client focused environment?

If so, Neel-Schaffer might have just the right job for you. Neel-Schaffer, an ENR Top 250 Design firm with offices in nine states, has an opportunity for a Construction Inspector to join our growing engineering firm in our Chattanooga (TN) office. The ideal candidate will be able to monitor and inspect construction on a wide range of projects for public and private clients. Projects include roadway construction, bridge construction, roadway paving, sidewalks, and site developments.

Job duties will consist of but are not limited to the following:

  • Observe, oversee, and inspect construction work and prepare daily inspection reports and reviews.
  • Conduct daily project inspections to ensure continuing project compliance with regulations, permits and environmental restrictions.
  • Review and analyze coordinated sets of job plans and report deviations from plans and specifications to client, subcontractor and/or supervisor.
  • Possess a demonstrated knowledge of construction techniques, design, TDOT Specifications and documents. Familiarity with standard operations, policies, and procedures within the A/E industry is a must.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and possess the ability to work independently.

This position requires effective communication skills to coordinate production of project tasks and present deliverables to clients and vendors as applicable. The ideal candidate will strive to take ownership and pride in tasks assigned with a team-oriented, positive attitude.

Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • High school diploma (or GED) and a minimum of two years of construction/inspection experience on roadway projects is preferred.
  • TDOT CEI Certifications pertaining to concrete, asphalt, and aggregate testing preferred.
  • TDEC Level 1 Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) Training Program preferred.
  • ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) inspection experience preferred.
  • 10-HR OSHA Certification preferred.
  • Workzone Traffic Control / Flagger Safety certification preferred.
  • Physical demands require frequent walking on potentially uneven ground, standing, and stooping throughout each day.
  • Working environment includes outdoors; exposure to environmental elements and working in high traffic areas.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexible work schedule and ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Neel-Schaffer offers an excellent employee benefits package that includes:

  • Health insurance, including Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Prescription Drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life and Accidental Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan, with robust company match and investment assistance
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation leave
  • Education Reimbursement Opportunities
  • Referral Bonus
  • Company provided truck/vehicle

Equal Opportunity Employer

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