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HNTB Sr. Inspector in Bellevue, Washington

What We're Looking For

We are currently seeking a Sr Inspector in our Seattle, Washington office to continue to grow our Pacific Northwest Construction Services practice. We are looking for collaborative, self-starters with at least 9 years’ construction inspection or field engineering experience. Preferred experience includes bridge, track, airport, transit, systems, roadway, and/or utilities projects. Experience working with Sound Transit, WSDOT, Port of Seattle, Seattle Dept. of Transportation, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light, and/or other local agencies is highly desirable.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Inspects, monitors, and documents construction field work activities to ensure conformance to plans and specifications.

  • Maintains documentation including logs, reports, materials testing, force accounts, and other construction records.

  • Provides proactive communication and coordination with resident engineering team, client, and contractor, including attending meetings.

  • Identifies construction issues, proactively recommends solutions, and assists in the resolution of issues.

  • Verifies field measurements/quantities for payments.

  • Identifies and tracks contractor’s non-compliant or deficient work and prepares non-conformance reports as needed

  • Reports observed safety deficiencies and violations.

  • Assists with update of record drawings.

  • Performs contract close-out documentation.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local agency construction administration policies.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Bluebeam, & Adobe, mobile devices such as tablet computers, and CM software programs.

  • Familiarity with engineering, architectural, and construction documents.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to maintain good working relationships with project team, clients, and contractors.

  • Ability to anticipate problems, proactively develop solutions to overcome those problems, and discern when escalation is necessary.

  • Some flexibility to work hours dictated by the Contractor’s schedule

  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Inspects, observes, documents, and verifies work in progress by the construction contractor to ensure compliance with project schedule, contract documents and plans. Confirms procedures are followed and material used conforms to specifications.

  • Advises Contractor superintendent of necessary actions to ensure conformance with plan, specs, and contract. Reviews and resolves quantity disputes with contractor.

  • Utilizes engineering inspection practices to perform sophisticated and complicated mathematical calculations, constructability and biddability reviews, and measurements of completed work to date.

  • Reviews Inspector's daily report of assigned work activities, contactor labor and equipment, quantity of material received and verified.

  • Performs on-site material testing and produces as-constructed sketches

  • May lead daily assignments, mentor, and train employees.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent.

  • 9 years construction related experience.

  • All required jurisdictional certificates and state requirements.

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Bellevue, WA (Seattle)







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Construction Services Group

ReqID: R-09902