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Construction Inspector

Why you’ll love this position:
The construction inspector inspects routine and specialty construction items for conformance to plans, specifications, special provisions, and terms of the contract; directs inspection and surveying of routine projects. Responsibilities are performed under moderate supervision.

This opening is for one of our CAREER-LADDER positions which offers the opportunity for career advancement without having to participate in the competitive selection interview process. As you continue to learn, acquire new skills, and gain experience, you can be promoted to a higher-level position. 

What you’ll do:  
  • Performs duties of inspector in responsible charge of routine or complex projects; may direct the overall inspection of routine projects, verifying that contractors' activities are in compliance with contracts, specifications, and engineering principles; provides clarification to contractor and department personnel regarding the contract and the interpretation of plans, specifications, and special provisions.
  • Inspects routine construction items such as asphalt or portland cement concrete plants, asphalt or concrete paving, grading and bases, large and small bridges, box and pipe culverts, incidental construction, and roadside development, including various erosion control measures.
  • Inspects general or specialty items such as utilities, signing and traffic control devices, signals and lighting, demolitions, right-of-way permit projects, enhancement projects, and county bridge projects.
  • Directs the layout and staking of routine and complex construction projects, including large and small bridges, other critical structures, or complex interchanges.
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of final plans, bridge sheets, change orders, contractor payment estimates, engineering costs, and semi-final and final inspections.

All you need for success:
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university curriculum.
  • Certification to operate nuclear gauges may be required.
  • Two years of experience in highway or transportation engineering.
  • Successful completion of a work simulation examination and a medical-physical examination.

Special Working Conditions:
  • Job requires moderate physical activity.
  • Job requires exposure to physical hazards, health and safety risks, and/or adverse or otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment.
  • Job may require operation of vehicles to plow snow and spread ice control materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  • None
More reasons to love this position:
MoDOT offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Visit our CAREERS page to explore all we have to offer. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for MoDOT, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found HERE.

At MoDOT you will play a key role in maintaining the seventh largest highway system in the United States. We value team players who are open-minded and work well with others to accomplish goals and fulfill our mission of safety, service, and stability. We see the growth of our team members as an investment, both in MoDOT's future and yours. If you're looking for diverse opportunities, challenging work, and a flexible environment, we want to talk to you about joining our winning team. MoDOT operates on shared values and your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values. CLICK HERE to view our mission, values, and tangible results. If you embrace these values, we welcome your application.