Construction Inspector I or II

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Construction

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General Description

Construction Inspector I & II

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; serves as the only inspector on a construction project or assist in overseeing construction inspection activities for very large and/or complex projects within a district or conduct statewide construction inspection activities for ongoing airport improvement projects. Leads the work of technical and professional 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.


The essential duties for this job include:

Construction Inspector I:

  • Attends pre-construction meetings and answers questions from contractors and other attendees; as required, drives to perform this task.
  • Calculates payments due contractors for work completed.
  • Consults with Project Engineers, resident project representatives and contractors' superintendents on work progress and construction problems; reviews equipment utilization data and time/cost estimates.
  • Ensures contractors build roadways, bridges and related highway structures and/or airport improvements in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Monitors project phasing and traffic control plans or airport closure plans and ensures compliance with approved safety standards; inspects barricades; as required moves traffic control devices and barricades.
  • Observes and inspects ongoing construction work.
  • Resolves differences in interpretation of plans and specifications.
  • Documents work progress and issues arising throughout scope of project.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
  • Construction Inspector II:

    Includes all duties listed for Construction Inspector I, and;

  • Interprets plans and specifications and negotiates with procedures and suppliers to resolve differences.

  • Competencies

    The required competencies for this job include:

    Construction Inspector I & II:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Move up to 50 pounds (See essential duties for example of items to be moved.)
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
  • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
  • Basic traffic management and control procedures
  • The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
  • Scheduling work assignments
  • Preparing and maintaining records, files and reports
  • The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems

  • Education

    This job requires the following:

  • High School Grad or Equivalent in general high school studies.

  • Work Experience

    This job requires the following:

    Construction Inspector I:

  • 4 years in construction Inspec. If performing Materials/Process Inspec., exp. required in lab work, material inspec./or other eng.related activities.
  • Construction Inspector II:

  • 5 years in construction Inspec. If performing Materials/Process Inspec., exp. required in lab work, material inspec./or other eng.related activities.
  • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
  • No supervisory experience required.
  • Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis.

  • Licenses and Certifications

    The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Safety Impact Certificate, issued by TxDOT at time of hire
  • Other Conditions:

  • This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

  • Conditions of Employment
  • Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety impact and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety impact employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
  • Required to work weekends and holidays.
  • Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
  • Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
  • Standards of Employment

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