Senior Construction Inspector 4 | Washington DC | District of columbia

Position Type Full Time - Regular
Requisition # 17-P028-309
Division CM MA Emp
Office Washington DC, District of columbia
Position Location Washington DC Metro Area
Date Posted 07/07/2017


Monitor the work of Contractors to ensure quality control and contract compliance for roadway, structure, and bridge construction projects of routine to moderate complexity, under the direction of a Construction Manager or designee. Determines the acceptability of the day-to-day work performed. Documents daily activities and completes Daily Reports. Oversees, inspects, and monitors contractors's quality control procedures and material testing. Verifies procedures are in conformance with QC Plan. Observes and evaluates field work which includes excavations, drainage facilities, road surfaces, and structures; schedules work and inspection phases with contractor’s superintendent and agency personnel; advises contractors of violations and recommends adjustments to operations; takes field measurements of pay items; checks placement of and performs tests on construction materials; checks lines, grades, dimensions, and elevations using standard survey and field engineering equipment; and oversees and enforces the installation of erosion/siltation controls and safety devices. Recommends changes to construction plans to meet field conditions or provide project cost savings. Maintains project records which include daily diaries, materials notebooks,as-built plans, and pay quantity records; evaluates and monitors progress schedules, prepares work orders, and monthly estimates. Monitors Equal Employment Opportunity/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) documentation and compliance with Federal labor requirements/regulations for Federal-aid construction projects, ensuring contractor compliance with program requirements.


Minimum of 6 years of increasingly responsible construction engineering and/or inspection expereince, including one year serving as Senior Construction Inspector on State or Federal highway or bridge projects. Requires a comprehensive knowledge of roadway, structure, and bridge construction methods, materials, standards, construction symbols and terminology; state and federal environmental, safety, and Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and regulations; and of mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.


Working skill in operating computer equipment, software programs and field inspection equipment. Must be able to interpret roadway,structure and bridge plans, specifications, contracts, regulations, schedules, submittals, and detailed cost estimates. This position requires an extensive knowledge and experience in highway construction inspection and monitoring. The inspector must be able to monitor and evaluate the construction contractor’s quality control inspection and testing systems. Must be able to apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles to determine minor adjustments to construction plans; maintain detailed records; and communicate effectively with agency and contractor personnel and the general public.

Degrees / Licenses (R)equired – (P)referred

Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate or NICET Level III or higher certified or equivalent State certificates in Soil and Aggregate Field Compaction; Asphalt Field; Hydraulic Cement Concrete Field; Pavement Marking; Certification for Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection; and Nuclear Gauge Safety Training; Certification of Intermediate Work Zone Safety.


Pre-employment drug testing is required as a condition of employment. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled