Construction Inspector II

SOUTHWEST TX

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the position of Construction Inspector II for a temporary assignment lasting between 3 to 4 months.  Inspects construction methods and workmanship to ensure contractors build roadways, bridges, traffic signals, airports and related structures in accordance with plans and specifications; acts as consultant regarding work progress and problem resolution; trains others; serves as the only inspector on a construction project; assist in overseeing construction inspection activities for very large and complex projects within a district; conducts statewide construction inspection activities for ongoing airport improvement projects. Leads the work of professional and technical employees. Responsible to a licensed professional engineer who has full authority for approval of all work. Work requires contact with contractors. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.

Duties:

  • Coordinates inspection schedules, traffic control needs, and access issues directly with district personnel.
  • Calculates payments due contractors for work completed.
  • Drives a vehicle and ensures contractors build roadways, bridges and related highway structures and airport improvements in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Oversees construction record-keeping activities; recommends payments to contractors; recommends change orders, extra work orders/supplemental agreements; reviews proposed change orders submitted by consultants; prepares reports.
  • Assists in engineering-related data collection, inspections, assessments, analysis, and review activities for plan development by others.
  • Resolves differences in interpretation of plans and specifications.
  • Serves as a lead worker or project leader.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced inspectors on work methods.
  • Documents work progress and issues arising throughout scope of project.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Competencies:

  • Construction engineering policies and procedures
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
  • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
  • The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
  • Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps
  • Performing calculations to include material and labor estimates, expenses, technical survey data and engineering calculations
  • Maintaining a safe working relationship
  • Communicate effectively
  • Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals

Equal Opportunity Employer