CDM Smith Transportation Inspector II in Houston, Texas

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 CE&I team in Houston, TX is seeking an experienced Transportation Inspector level II to inspect and monitor construction activities at our Utility Coordination project. Inspector II is 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. Inspector will work under limited supervision from higher level inspectors and engineers. May be the sole inspector on a small project. Work requires 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. Demonstrated ability to instruct other employees in proper work methods.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.Perform 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.

2.Uses higher grade of equipment and performs complex calculations to perform inspection.

3.Works under limited supervision.

4.Reviews drawings to prepare for the inspection.

5.Understands the design of the construction that will be inspected.

6.Plans the overall inspection and determines specific inspections to perform on small projects where Inspector II is the sole inspector.

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Transportation Inspector II



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Minimum Qualifications:

•Associates degree in a Construction related field with 0 years of experience in the highway construction industry or High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum 4 years progressive experience in the highway construction industry; demonstrated ability to manage assignments independently and to communicate effectively.

•Certifications as required from a State Highway Agency or National Entity such as ACI (American Concrete Institute) or NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) in earthwork, asphalt, and concrete.

•Must possess a valid driver’s license.

•TxDOT and or HCTRA past experience is a plus.

•TxDOT Site Manager is a plus.

•This 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.

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:

Texas - Houston

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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