Construction Inspector Senior - Hampton Roads Job at Quinn Consulting Services, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA

  • Quinn Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Virginia Beach, VA

Job Description

Job Type



To monitor the work of contractors to ensure quality control and contract compliance for roadway, structure, and bridge construction/maintenance projects of moderate to considerable complexity. In addition to inspection responsibilities, the Construction Inspector Senior may be required to provide inspection/project management, under the direction of a Construction Manager or designee.

Essential Functions
  • Monitors operations to ensure compliance with contract terms, plans and specifications
  • Independently coordinates and directs all phases of construction inspection of projects
  • Verifies lines, grades, dimensions, and elevations using survey and field engineering equipment
  • Coordinates various phases of construction with prime contractor and client personnel
  • Reviews and monitors contractors' plan of operation and advises of violations and recommends adjustments to operations
  • Makes field measurement of pay items and conducts material testing
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive project records including daily diaries, materials notebooks, as-build plans, pay quantity records, progress schedules, work orders and monthly estimates
  • Aids in the development of work orders, investigations, and analysis of Notices of Intent
  • Evaluates and monitors progress schedules and performs work order analysis
  • Manages and coordinates inspection duties of other inspectors on a project
  • Works with clients, project management, contractors, and others to identify problems and resolve them in a timely manner to minimize any negative impact on projects
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Communication proficiency
  2. Ethical Conduct
  3. Flexibility
  4. Initiative
  5. Time Management
Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job is performed in a professional office environment and or transportation construction job sites. This role routinely uses field and standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, tablets, digital cameras, nuclear gauges, surveying tools and other field-testing equipment materials.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb, drive; lift things, use hands; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. This position typically works 40 or more hours per week. Day shifts usually start between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. and last 8 to 10 hours. Project assignments can also require night or weekend work. Flexibility to meet client or contractor schedule is important.


Most assignments do not require more than an hour of travel to and from job sites. However, some assignments will require extensive regional travel each day and others could require staying out of town overnight if distance to job site is greater than 90 miles from home.

Required Education and Experience

Expected to have six (6) years of highway construction experience.
  • Operating computer equipment, software programs and field inspection equipment including Site Manager
  • Read and interpret roadway, structure and bridge plans and specifications
  • Maintain detailed records
  • Perform and document required materials testing
  • Communicate with the client and contractor personnel and the general public
The Construction Inspector Senior shall have comprehensive knowledge of:
  • Roadway, structure and bridge construction/maintenance/repair/rehabilitation methods, materials, standards and specifications
  • VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications, Road and Bridge Standards, Construction Manual, and Inspector Manual
  • VA Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
  • State and federal environmental, safety, and Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and regulations
  • Use of contract management software including Site Manager

Preferred Education and Experience

Required to have and maintain the following certifications:

Certification & Issuing Agency

Soil and Aggregate Compaction - VDOT or NICET LEVEL II*

Asphalt Field Level I & II - VDOT

ACI - American Concrete Institute

Pavement Marking - VDOT

Slurry Surfacing - VDOT

Surface Treatment - VDOT

Flagger Certification - VDOT

Certification for Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection - Virginia DEQ

Nuclear Gauge Safety Training - NRC**Recognized Provider

Stormwater Management (Inspector) Certification*** - Virginia DEQ

Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control - VDOT Approved Provider

10 Hour OSHA Safety Training - OSHA

GRIT (Guardrail Certification) - VDOT

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

The Construction Inspector Senior is expected to be proficient with the following skills:
  • Provide technical supervision and leadership to other inspectors
  • Prepare correspondence that communicates effectively with agency and contractor personnel and the general public
  • Apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles to determine major field adjustments
Functional computer usage including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite software

  • Bonus eligibility per Company Employee Bonus Program for fiscal year.
  • Medical, dental, short-term disability, long term disability, life insurances, per the company plan eligible on date of hire.
  • Eligible for the company 401(k) plan on the 1st of the month following 12 months of active employment & 1,000 hours of work.
  • 401(k) immediate vesting of matching funds.
  • Two weeks paid vacation in accordance with the company policy.
  • Personal Time Off per the company policy.
  • Paid holidays are provided per the company policy.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and pass a client background check if asked.

AAP/EEO Statement

QCS is committed to equal opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state or local law.

QCS has been and will continue be an equal opportunity employer as per AAP outlined in employee handbook.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Contract work, Temporary work, For contractors, Local area, Immediate start, Night shift, Weekend work, Day shift,

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