Senior Project Inspector
Oregon Department of Transportation
Troutdale, OR

$4,000 - $5,800 a month

Associate in Engineering 1 – Senior Project Inspector
Oregon Department of Transportation
Highway Division – Region 1
Project Delivery

The role:
Engineer your future at the Oregon DOT as a senior project inspector in beautiful Troutdale, Oregon! In this role, you will represent the project manager and will be on site inspecting project work as it is being performed.

The Troutdale construction project manager's office is responsible for directing and coordinating the construction, quality compliance and contract administration work for assigned transportation projects. Click here to learn more about Region 1 Portland Metro projects.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

A day in the life:
Review pre-award contract documentation for completeness and accuracy.
Interpret contract documentation, anticipate potential problems and propose solutions.
Inspect and monitor construction and reject work or material that does not meet contract requirements.
Review and monitor contractor pollution and erosion control plans for conformance with environmental permits and biological requirements.
Measure and record contractor work and prepare source documentation for quantities and quality.
Identify items of work and/or materials that are not compliant with the contract documents and notify contractor.
Represent ODOT in communications with the contractor, the public or other interested parties.
Monitor project safety procedures and methods.
Monitor traffic control and spot check survey stakes, grades, stations, locations and alignments.
Provide project information to project manager, assistant project manager and project coordinator.
Lead field and office personnel to document quality and quantity of construction work and materials, verify proper payments to contractors and assemble project records for final acceptance.

Working conditions:
50% or more of work is performed outdoors, both night and day shift.
Long hours with some flexible hours and occasionally on call 24/7, including weekends and holidays.
Occasional travel required, including occasional overnight travel.
Must work with contractors and the public who may be adversarial at times.
Daily exposure to traffic and construction site and equipment hazards.
Work may occur in inclement weather.
Work with or in proximity to hazardous chemicals and radioactive sources.
Access to construction and survey sites includes traversing terrain that may be any combination of rough, uneven, rocky, muddy, icy, heavily vegetated or sloping. Access includes climbing ladders, traversing scaffolding and working in elevated locations.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds of material or equipment and carry standard inspection, survey and testing equipment.

What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.
Live, work and play in Troutdale, Oregon !
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What we need:
A bachelor's degree in civil or transportation-related engineering.
Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.

What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Experience, education and training related to highway construction projects.
Experience reading and interpreting contract plans and specifications related to highway construction.

How to apply:
If you are applying internally , through your employee Workday profile, complete the application. We will not accept an attached resume in place of a completed application.
If you are applying through the external job site, complete the application/upload your resume/drag and drop your resume (the system will parse your information into the application). We will not accept an attached resume in place of a completed application.
Complete questionnaire.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the public records request task will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran , the task to claim preference will come after the public records request question. For privacy reasons , please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
Need help?

For questions, call 503-986-7146 or email .

The fine print:
Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference . If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
We do not offer Visa sponsorships. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.