Senior Construction Inspector - Transportation

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Materials Testing
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions’ Dallas team is growing, and we have opportunities for a Senior Construction Engineering Inspector to perform construction inspections and testing for transportation projects.  We have opportunities for experienced inspectors with TxDOT pre-certifications, ACI and other certifications.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the project manager perform field inspections and oversight of construction activities to ensure compliance with project plans, approved shop/working drawings, project documents and specifications in accordance with established procedures
  • Prepare and submit accurate, legible, comprehensive and complete inspection and/or testing reports on a daily basis in accordance with established quality procedures
  • Proficient with review of plans, specifications, general notes and shop/working drawings for assigned activities prior to performing assigned duties
  • Experienced with Department of Transportation (DOT) construction inspection and procedures
  • Perform analysis or calculations to check accuracy, applicability and reasonableness of testing data
  • Under the direction of the project manager, oversee and/or perform routine field sampling/testing of soil, base, aggregate, Portland cement concrete, asphaltic concrete and masonry in accordance with established procedures and the standard methods established by TxDOT or AASHTO, & ASTM with appropriate, properly calibrated testing equipment
  • Interact with client representative (supervisors, foremen, project managers, engineers, etc.) at project site as directed by the Direct Report
  • Maintains assigned equipment and related calibration
  • Mentor and train less experienced construction engineering technicians on construction observation techniques and sampling/testing procedures
  • Follows safety rules and practices and other safety requirements for all projects; Performs pre-task planning prior to executing work; Report any safety issues or concerns to management

Skills / Qualifications

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 15 years of TxDOT construction inspection and testing experience or the equivalent in training and related experience
  • Currently possess or preferable to obtain the following TxDOT Pre-Certifications: 11.3.1-Construction Superintendent & other applicable Pre-Certifications
  • ACI certification in one or more of the following areas:
    • Concrete Field-Testing Technician Grade I
  • Thorough knowledge of TxDOT specifications and standards with ability and willingness to study and advance relevant knowledge outside of work
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Reliability – must be able to arrive at designated project sites prior to scheduled times
  • Ability to prepare reports and documentation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated and works well with minimal supervision
  • Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required
  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications, but not Required

It is preferred that experienced inspectors have and maintain one or more following certifications:

  • National Highway Institute (NHI) #130055 “Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges”, NHI #130078 “Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges” and NHI #130110 “Tunnel Safety Inspection” training certifications
  • NICET Level I certification in Geotechnical in one or more of the following categories: Construction, Laboratory, Exploration, Generalist

Physical Demands

  • Physical examination required to obtain medical clearance to work
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Clean driving record and capable of being insured for driving company vehicles
  • Able to work in variable outside conditions, including extreme heat or cold

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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