Construction Inspector II

Texas Department of Transportation La Marque, TX
Inspects construction methods and workmanship to ensure contractors build roadways, bridges, traffic signals, airports and related structures in accordance with plans and specifications; acts as consultant regarding work progress and problem resolution; serve as the only inspector on a construction project; assists in overseeing construction inspection activities for very large and complex projects within a district; conducts statewide construction inspection activities for ongoing airport improvement projects. Leads the work of professional and technical employees. Responsible to a licensed professional engineer who has full authority for approval of all work. Work requires contact with contractors. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.


The essential duties for this job include:

* Advises supervisor of inspection activities and problems at plants and assists in coordinating inspections.

* Attends pre-construction meetings and answers questions from contractors and other attendees. This duty requires the ability to drive/travel.

* Calculates payments due to contractors for work completed.

* Ensures adequate levels of equipment and materials are assigned to projects; ensures material tests are performed and materials meet required standards.

* Ensures contractors build roadways, bridges and related highway structures and airport improvements in accordance with plans and specifications.

* Monitors project phasing and traffic control plans or airport closure plans and ensures compliance with approved safety standards; inspects barricades; as required moves traffic control devices and barricades.

* Observes and inspects ongoing construction work.

* Oversees construction record-keeping activities; recommends payments to contractors; recommends change orders, extra work orders/supplemental agreements; reviews proposed change orders submitted by consultants; prepares reports.

* Documents work progress and issues arising throughout scope of project.

* Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


The required competencies for this job include:

* Construction engineering policies and procedures

* Applicable inspection methods, procedures, techniques, laws, rules and regulation

* The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

* Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals

* Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups

* Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps

* Performing calculations using algebra, trigonometry and geometry

* Overseeing and coordinating projects and program activities

* The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems

* Communicate effectively and maintaining a safe working environment


This job requires the following:

* High School Grad or Equivalent in general high school studies.

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

* 5 years in construction inspection

* Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent

* No supervisory experience required.

* Related college education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

* *Safety Impact Certificate - Will be obtained at time of hire

* Valid Drivers License - At time of application

Other Conditions:

* This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

* Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.*

Conditions of Employment

Standards of Employment

* Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety impact and vessel crewmember positions.

* Required to work weekends and holidays.

* Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.

* Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.

* Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.

* Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.


Note: Resumes and cover letters are not accepted, only online applications are reviewed by TxDOT.

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