CDM Smith Transportation Inspector I in Charleston, West Virginia

Job Description:

We are currently accepting resumes for future project work. Qualified candidates will be contacted once next steps have been identified.

Our Transportation Construction, Engineering and Inspection group assists in all levels of federal, public, private and international organizations by offering planning, design, and construction services for transportation systems that reflect community needs. Our value-added program management, best-in-class design-build expertise, and unparalleled sustainability and economic solutions, build partnerships and create solutions for current and future environmental and infrastructure challenges.

CDM Smith's Charleston, WV team is seeking a candidate to inspect and monitor construction activities at the project site(s). Senior Inspector I must be able to perform the most complex inspection activities for the 5 categories of inspection: 1) Roadway 2) Bridges 3) Drainage 4) Erosion & Control 5) Maintenance & Traffic. Candidate will work under limited supervision or direct supervision depending on the demonstrated knowledge for the assignment. Work will require the knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in highway construction; knowledge of geometry and basic mathematics; ability to read, interpret and explain construction plans and drawings, contract provisions, and specifications; and communications ability.

Supervises smaller projects with up to 2 Inspectors assigned. Develops the Inspection Plan, assigns work to Inspectors, evaluates their work, and solves problems.

Performs complex and routine/standard inspections of construction to evaluate if appropriate materials and construction processes are used; and that construction conforms to plans, specifications, and special provisions. Uses higher grade of equipment and performs complex calculations to perform inspection.

Work requires advanced knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in highway construction; knowledge of mathematical functions including geometry and trigonometry; skill in the use of office equipment such as computers and calculators; advanced ability to read, interpret and explain construction plans and drawings, specifications, and provisions; review and prepare reports; communication skills and ability to instruct other employees in proper work methods.

Reviews drawings to prepare for the inspection. Understands the design of the construction that will be inspected.

Documents the results of the inspection and communicates to the supervisor.

Conducts field measurements to establish quantities for pay item documentation as well as other contract administration documentation.

Inspects work zones for proper traffic control setup, erosion control devices and maintenance thereof, utility coordination and right-of-way issue resolution.

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Transportation Inspector I



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Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 0 Years’ experience required.

  • Ability to obtain certifications as required from a State Highway Agency or National Entity such as ACI (American Concrete Institute)

  • West Virginia Division of Highway (WVDOH) experience a plus.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • The position requires a minimum of 8 hours per day of walking, standing, lifting, and climbing outdoors in all types of climates. Must be able to lift 50 lbs..

  • Ability to work at heights, and within confined spaces with the required training for these activities.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

West Virginia - Charleston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position