• Construction Inspector

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/11/2019 1:47 PM)
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  • Overview

    NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.

    Construction Inspector will have overall project responsibility for multi-disciplinary municipal, public works, and/or transportation projects, to ensure the construction Contractor’s compliance with the approved plans and specifications, and be the primary point of contact with each client. They will ensure our client’s quality per the approved plans and specifications. Preference given to candidates with inspection certificates along with past experience in water, wastewater, storm drain, and transportation projects.


    • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems. 
    • Monitor the Contractor’s work activities concerned with the construction of structures, facilities, and systems. 
    • Monitor the Contractor’s schedule alerting the Contractor and the City should the critical path become foreseeably jeopardized. 
    • Project cost tracking of the Contractor’s schedule of values. 
    • Perform Construction Inspection of the Contractor’s work to ensure compliance with the project plans and specifications. 
    • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or City. 
    • Proactively recommend actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site. 
    • Recommend resolution of construction issues in a decisive manner to keep projects on schedule and under budget.
    • Represent the company to outside organizations and maintain client relations, assessing client needs in support of NV5.


    • Experience and working knowledge of civil construction principles/practices in at least one of the following two fields:
      • Municipal and Public Works projects, water and wastewater distribution systems, water and waste water treatment plants.
      • Transportation projects including Caltrans roadway projects. Experience and working knowledge with Caltrans MUCTD and Caltrans Construction Manual.
    • Knowledge of building codes, local ordinances, and engineering practices for public works and/or transportation projects. 
    • Preference given to those who have a minimum of one valid Group II certification.
    • Competency Statement(s) 
    • Experience providing construction oversight of the Contractor
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals in all levels of construction
    • Ability to coordinate multiple, complex projects
    • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
    • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. 



    • High School Degree or a related technical field 


    • Preference given to five to ten years related experience 


    • Computer Skills 
    • Working knowledge of and basic proficiency with computers. Ability to create and use Construction Inspection Daily logs on computer/tablet. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Ability to utilize other construction related software including Microsoft Project and/or Primavera a plus.

    Certificates & Licenses

    • Candidate must have a valid California Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one. 
    • While Certificates are not mandatory, the ideal candidate may have many of the following certificates: 
    • Safety and Basic Certificates 
    • Cal OSHA Safety Awareness Training
    • 40 Hour HAZWOPER
    • Project Inspector
    • Public Works Inspector
    • Group II Certifications
    • AWS-CWI Welding Inspector
    • Concrete Inspector
    • Building/Construction Inspector
    • Grading Inspector
    • Reinforcing Steel
    • Pre-Tensioned Concrete
    • Post Tensioned Concrete
    • Structural Steel Welding Inspector
    • Concrete Batch Plant
    • Structural Masonry
    • Group III
    • Protective Coatings Inspector

    Physical Requirements
    Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Safety Glasses, Hard Hat, protective footwear, respirators or other PPE's as needed in compliance with OSHA regulations). Ability to work out-of-doors in inclemently hot or cold weather, sitting, standing, and walking. Most shifts are worked monitoring the Contractors standard construction shift during the day M-F, but candidate should be willing to work nights and weekends.

    Working out of a field office at the construction site, Construction Inspectors monitor the overall construction project. Decisions regarding daily construction activities generally are made at the jobsite. Construction Inspectors travel extensively when the construction site is not close to their main office or when they are responsible for activities at two or more sites. 


    NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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