Volkert, a Top 100 design firm (#87, ENR), is engineering the future of infrastructure in Transportation, Energy, Water, and Environment. Volkert is searching for a CEI Inspector I to support the Gulf Design region. The successful candidate will perform technical duties supporting engineers and other professionals in the administration of highway construction. Such areas include, construction inspection, project roadway/structure inspection, materials testing, project surveying, and program/regulatory compliance.
What you’ll be doing:
- Inspection for compliance with contract documents, standards, and specifications
- Testing of materials; review of plans; analysis of engineering-related data; and construction survey/layout.
- Keeping daily diaries on project operations, resolves daily constructability issues and trouble shoots problems to mitigate delays to contractor’s progress
- Monitors contractor's daily operations and performs and/or reviews test reports to ensure that all work and materials conform to specifications, plans and contractual provisions. Also monitors utility relocation efforts by inspecting and tracking relocation work
- Documenting pay records, performing construction calculation, and computer/iPad entry
- Anticipates contractual problems and advises supervisor of the need for plan revisions, supplemental agreements, or other contract adjustments to improve safety, timely delivery and/or quality of delivered product.
- Effectively communicates and coordinates work with contractors, subcontractors, utility owners, and property owners to minimize delays and disturbances while maximizing progress of the projects.
- Perform acceptance testing of materials in a laboratory environment and inputs test results into various computer data bases.
Competencies required to be a successful Volkert Inspector I:
- Associate's degree in an applicable area of Engineering Technology, Survey Technology or a related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution is preferred
- 0-2 years of progressive inspection level experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Possess a valid driver's license and good driving record
- Ability to pass a drug test
- Must be able to perform moderate physical activity including but not limited to walking, climbing, balancing, kneeling, and standing.
- Must be able to lift 70 lbs.
- Must be able to work nights and weekends as required
- Must apply safety philosophy and program to all operations.
- Knowledge of survey crew techniques, duties and responsibilities
- Should be able to effectively communicate in a clear, concise, organized, and persuasive manner.
- Ability to work safely in an outside environment with exposure to hazards on construction sites including heights, highway traffic, and traversing rough terrain in evaluating highway construction.
- Experience maintaining standard daily records and reports
- Knowledge and understanding of general concepts, practices, and theories used in construction, construction inspection, and /or construction surveying
- Knowledge in understanding contracts, plans, standards and specifications
- Experience with contract administration
- Experience in performing inspection, sampling, and testing of materials (concrete, asphalt density) to ensure compliance
- Experience reading plans, contracts, and specifications for highway bridge construction
- Working knowledge of computer equipment, (I-pads, desktop), software (HiCams and Share Point) and mathematical functions
- Experience planning, developing, scheduling, tracking, and completing projects independently or with limited supervision
- Experience applying engineering concepts to solve complex problems
- Experience working in a team environment to complete assignments
- Experience in customer service related to resolving problems that involves explaining complicated engineering concepts to various customer groups
Volkert is an employee-owned firm, and our culture is expressed in the way we live out our five-fold mission, which serves as a guide for our actions every day.
- To serve the public in a professional and ethical manner
- To serve our clients with quality, innovation, and honest value
- To serve our employees through sustainable corporate growth, employee ownership, and personal development
- To serve our profession by promoting the highest standards of practice
- To serve our neighbors through community service
The words of our chairman, Perry Hand, capture best why we do what we do:
“An engineer is put forth on earth to solve problems. Engineers brought us the quality of life we enjoy today. Together we have laid the groundwork for future generations to continue building upon, so that our future can be as prosperous as our past.”
If you share this passion and want to make a difference, please apply!