Construction Inspector I or II

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Construction

General Description

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; may serve as the only inspector on a construction project or assist in overseeing construction inspection activities for very large and complex projects within a district or conduct statewide construction inspection activities for ongoing airport improvement projects. May lead 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. In the Construction Division's Structural Unit, performs advanced material tests and manufacturing process inspections at fabrication sites. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.


Construcion Inspector I duties:

  • Calculates payments due contractors for work completed.
  • Ensures contractors build roadways, bridges and related highway structures and/or airport improvements in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Observes and inspects ongoing construction work.
  • Ensures fabricators build and repair bridges and related non-bridge highway structures in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Documents work progress and issues arising throughout scope of project.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
  • Addition duties for Construction Inspector II:

  • Attends pre-construction meetings and answers questions from contractors and other attendees.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates inspection schedules, traffic control needs, and access issues directly with district personnel.
  • Resolves differences in interpretation of plans and specifications.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced inspectors on work methods.

  • Competencies

    The required competencies for this job include:

    Construction Inspector I:

  • Communicate Effectively
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
  • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
  • Basic traffic management and control procedures
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
  • Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps
  • Performing calculations to include material and labor estimates, technical survey data and engineering calculations
  • Preparing and maintaining confidential and sensitive records, files and reports
  • Using computers and applicable programs, applications and systems.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Construction Inspector II (Competencies in addition to above):

  • Applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations specific to area of responsibility for safeguarding information and information technology related systems
  • Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines and specification codes
  • Performing calculations using algebra, trigonometry and geometry
  • Instructing others

  • 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.
  • Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent
  • Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.
  • Construction Inspector II

  • 5 years in construction inspec.
  • Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent
  • Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.

  • Licenses and Certifications

    The following Licenses and Certifications are required for this job:

  • Safety Impact Certificate (Completed at time of hire)
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Other Conditions:

  • In the Construction Division's Structural Unit, may require certification as a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Level II and/or Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) awarded by the American Welding Society (AWS).
  • This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

  • Conditions of Employment

    Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

  • ***Safety Impactcertifications arenotrequiredat thetimeofapplication. Asrequired,theSafetyImpactcertification will beissued byTxDOT at the timeofhire.***

  • Must passadrugtest prior to employmentforsafety impactpositions. Safety impact employeeswillbesubject toadditionaldrugandalcoholtestingduringemployment.

  • Requiredtoworkweekends andholidays.

  • Requiredtoworkhoursother than8to5.

  • Requiredtoworkunderexposuretoinclementweather conditions.

  • Requiredtowear personalprotectiveequipmentprovidedbyemployer andcomply withallsafety requirements.

  • Must attendworkregularly andobserveapprovedworkhours

  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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