Senior Construction Inspector 4 | Sparks | Maryland

Position Type Full Time - Regular
Requisition # 18-P017-097
Division CM North Emp
Office Sparks, Maryland
Position Location SHA District 5 Anne Arundal, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties
Date Posted 02/19/2018


Monitor the work of contractors to ensure quality control and contract compliance for roadway, structure, and bridge construction projects of moderate to considerable complexity. In addition to inspection responsibilities, the Inspector Senior may be required to also provide inspection/project management, under the direction of an Area Construction Engineer. In addition to the duties noted for Construction Inspector, the inspector senior monitors contractors operations to ensure compliance with contract terms and specifications. Independently coordinates and directs all phases of construction inspection of projects which are typically complicated by extensive traffic control, sensitive environmental concerns, or significant project coordination with property owners, utility companies, and local and federal government representatives. Verifies lines, grades, dimensions and elevations using survey and field engineering equipment. Coordinates and schedules personnel; reviews and monitors contractors plan of operation; and advises contractors of violations and recommends adjustments to operations. Recommends changes to construction plans to meet field condition; makes field measurements of pay items and conducts materials testing; checks equipment; maintains and reviews comprehensive project records including daily diaries, materials clearance, as built plans, pay quantity records, progress schedules, work orders, force accounts and monthly estimates; and reviews and monitors Equal Employment Opportunity/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) documentation and compliance with Federal labor requirements/regulations for Federal-aid with program requirements.


5 years of full time employment in highway construction technician activities. Two years of which must have been at the level of responsibility equivalent to a Transportation Engineering Technician III. Requires frequent contact with engineers and agency personnel to discuss and resolve field construction issues and to obtain technical guidance in specialty areas of engineering and inspections. These positions also require frequent external contact with contractor personnel to schedule and coordinate project inspection and resolve problems; with local government and law enforcement agencies to explain work under construction and coordinate traffic control; with suppliers to monitor receipt of materials; with utility companies to coordinate relocation and installation; and with the public to provide information and resolve issues.


The Senior Construction Inspector is expected to have 5 years of inspection experience including knowledge of roadway, structure, and bridge construction methods, materials, standards and specifications. Working knowledge of Maryland state and federal safety, environment, and DBE guidelines and regulations; and of mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Working skill in operating computer equipment, software programs and field inspection equipment. Ability to provide technical supervision and leadership to other inspectors; read and interpret roadway, bridge, and structure plans and contract specifications; apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles to determine field adjustments, maintain detailed records, perform require materials testing, and communicated effectively with agency and contractor personnel and the general public.

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

High school graduate or possession of a State high school equivalence certificate. Currently Mid Atlantic Regional Technician Certification Program (MARTCP). Certifications – Concrete (ACI) Field, Soil and Aggregate, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Field, Pavement Marking, Temp. Traffic Control Manager (MOT). Certified in Maryland SHA Yellow and Green Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection.


Must have valid drivers license. Must have use of vehicle for travel to, from and while on project site. Pre-employment drug testing is required as a condition of employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled