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Construction Inspector


Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 1433154
Categories: Government

Job Description

HR Job Title
Field Technician 4

Business Line
IN Infrastructure

Job Description
Arcadis seeks a Construction Inspector to join the team in Chattanooga, TN.

The qualified candidate would be responsible for assisting with construction inspection oversight of Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) bridge and roadway construction projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • May perform independent complex inspections of bridges, roadways, and structure construction processes and materials to assure compliance with the construction contract.
  • Providing inspection services for conformance to Plans and Specifications for all bridge, roadway, structures, and specialty items.
  • Observing measures and recording all construction quantities for contractor payment.
  • Recording field measurements in project records for review by Construction Manager, the client or auditors (records will be recorded on a standard form-field book and/or on field inspection forms to be submitted to the client).
  • Reviewing traffic control daily, and additionally as required or requested.
  • Documenting weekly (or as often as necessary) project traffic control on required forms and distribute as required.
  • Inspecting daily erosion control items for conformance to the plans as well as effectiveness in the field.
Preparing an accurate daily diary, signed by the inspector, consisting of:
  • A record of the contractors on the project
  • Their personnel (number and classification)
  • Equipment (number and type or size)
  • Location and work performed by each contractor or subcontractor
  • Events of note on the project
  • Accidents on the project and any details surrounding the accident such as police report number, fatalities, causes, time, etc. Obtain a copy of the police report for the project records whenever possible.
  • Weather, amount of precipitation, temperature at morning, noon, and evening, cloudy, clear, etc.
  • Days charged, with explanation if not charged
  • Equipment arriving or leaving the project, idle equipment
  • Any other details that may be important later in the project life
Key Required Attributes
  • Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in highway construction; and considerable knowledge of mathematical functions including geometry and trigonometry.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment such as calculators and computers.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and explain such things as construction plans, contract
  • provisions, specifications, and inspection procedures; ability to take notes and prepare or review reports;
  • Good communicative ability; and ability to instruct other employees in proper work methods.
  • Shall be licensed to operate motor vehicles in accordance with Tennessee Law.
  • Inspection work may require to work days, nights, and weekends with little advanced notice.
  • Inspection work may require some time working in an office or field setting.
  • Inspection work may require inspections across multiple projects and/or clients at any given time.

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Time Type

Required Qualifications
  • Graduation from high school and four (4) years of progressive transportation technician experience as an employee or consultant for a State Highway Agency; or an equivalent combination of training and directly related experience; or
  • Graduation from a two- year technical college with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology and two (2) years of progressive transportation technical experience; or
  • Graduation from a university with a degree in Civil Engineering or from a four-year college with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Knowledge of SiteManager software.

Posting Location
TN, Chattanooga

Job Category
Field Technicians/Inspectors/Operators

Business Title
Construction Inspector

Preferred Qualifications
  • TDEC Level 1 Fundamentals of EPSC
  • TDOT Concrete Field Technician
  • TDOT Asphalt Roadway Technician
  • TDOT Soils and Aggregate Technician
  • TDOT Local Programs CEI Training
  • ACI Field Technician Grade 1
  • OSHA 10 hour or 30-hour certification
  • Basic understanding and competency with MS Office products.

Employment Type

Required Driving Statement
This position requires a current valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Employer Statement
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Why Choose Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global design and consulting firm for natural and built assets, and we invite you to join us in partnering with our clients to deliver truly exceptional and sustainable outcomes. Contribute to the world’s most high-profile and transformative projects, from shopping centers in Shanghai and improved traffic flow in Atlanta to state-of-the-art rail systems in Doha, coastal defenses for Manhattan and cleaner air in Los Angeles.

Work alongside the industry’s foremost thought leaders and accomplished professionals, generating effective, real-world results. We are Arcadis: 27,000 people in more than 70 countries, creating value by applying our collective wisdom to every challenge. Our culture is collaborative, we believe in diversity and the power of global teamwork, and we own the responsibility to sustain the Earth and its people in a safe and balanced way.

Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

About This Business Line
Transportation makes the world go around. Rapidly increasing urbanization, shrinking budgets and limited natural resources demand an innovative approach to shaping the future of mobility. Join us in developing advanced infrastructure while helping our clients get the most from their existing assets. We use cutting-edge technologies, emerging digital skills and global continued learning opportunities to deliver better solutions that transform communities. Together, we will solve some of the world’s most complex transportation and land development challenges. Help us improve quality of life today.

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Our online application is currently unavailable as we transition to a new system. Send an email to the Arcadis Recruiting team at to notify them of your interest. Please attach your resume to the email and include the requisition number located at the top of the job posting. We will respond with a link to formally apply and be considered for the position the week of July 15, 2019 when our new system is available.