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Construction Inspector (CESCL)

AKS Engineering & Forestry (AKS) has an immediate opening for a construction inspector for our Vancouver, Washington office. This is a full-time/part-time or contract position working closely with AKS project managers, project engineers, and project surveyors and coordinating with on-site contractor personnel. The focus of this position is to provide field inspection during construction activities to ensure infrastructure projects are being built according to plans and specifications.

AKS offers a supportive work environment with an excellent benefit package and opportunities for personal and professional growth.   If you are looking to continue your career while working with a well-respected and talented team of professionals, you’ll want to consider AKS.

Ideal Candidate:
  • CESCL certification (required)
  • 3+ years’ experience in the construction/engineering industry (required)
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, in a professional manner to contractors, fellow employees, outside consultants, governmental agency representatives, and City officials.
  • AS in Surveying or Civil Engineering Technology, or BS in Civil Engineering and/or Forest Engineering
  • Considerable skill in reading and interpreting construction drawings, plans and specifications, and contract documents
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building construction, materials and methods.
  • Considerable knowledge of public works inspection methods.
  • Ability to perform required mathematical computations.
  • Ability to work quickly, manage multiple and conflicting deadlines, and establish priorities.
  • Takes personal responsibility for completing quality work within budgets and timelines.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field and office data, reports and systems.
  • Physically capable of moving about on construction work sites (required)
Job Description:

Working with the Project Manager/Project Engineer, specific responsibilities will include:

  • Read and interpret construction plans and specifications
  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Inspect and document the construction progress of streets, earthwork and utilities to assure compliance with contract documents, specifications and building codes
  • Prepare Construction Inspection reports
  • Manage construction related issues either directly or working with the AKS Project Manager
  • Review field staking
  • Complete projects and special assignments as requested
  • Manage own schedule to be present at staged inspections, meetings, and meet deadlines
  • Represent AKS through communication with contractor, municipal agents, and client
  • Measure and quantify construction work/materials with emphasis on documentation
  • Review contractor billing to client and verifies billed quantities
  • Attend pre-construction meetings
  • Act as a liaison between AKS Project Manager and contractor/client/municipal agents
  • Do what needs to be done

Vancouver, Washington

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